@awk ah yes, wheels on an articulated loader. Never seen that before.
Fourrealdouh, tracks help spread out the weight of the machine over a greater area, they’re perfect for beaches, sand dunes, and muck pits. High-floatation tires can help in those situations, but I think with chains you’re just going to dig yourself in deeper. Source: I’m forklift certified.
@awk@blaineg@fuzzmanmatt Off-road forklifts exist. Well, okay, officially they’re “rough terrain lift trucks” but yes, they’re a thing. There’s a version featuring a shooting boom that’s used to lift pallets of materials to the roofs of houses under construction, and position them far enough over the roof to allow the workers to safely unload them. And loads of farm tractors have fork attachments as an option if they’re equipped with loader arms. For that matter, Clark used to sell a model (UT60D) that was a John Deere tractor with the control position turned around backwards, and the upright mounted at the implement end.
@awk@blaineg@fuzzmanmatt@werehatrack I was once offered a forklift for free … I bought a couple of antique printing presses from a company that was consolidating two plants and closing the one in my city. I was SO tempted!
I’m certified on all kinds of equipment, since I work for a place that rents and works on them. Parts 13, 21, 32, and 58 to be exact. Just about the only thing I’m not qualified to operate on a construction site requires a CDL, and it’s only because they aren’t going to pay me any more if I do get it.
After eight years in equipment there’s just about nothing I haven’t figured out how to tip over yet!
You know amazon has huge influence when the model number of a product is just it’s ASIN.
The lowest new price on Amazon for this model was $255 back in March of 2021, so the “for similar” is not a bad comparison. Average price was $305 and it spent most of its time at $299.97 which is two cents more appealing than .99
@TurboFool I saw that too and my brain was trying really hard to understand/imagine what possible connection a front loader would have to the MCU. Like, why even use that logo? Does the Venn diagram of ‘Iron Man fans’ and ‘RC minis’ robustly overlap and it’s just off my radar?
So much red. Only if it were green it may possibly be disguised as a deer john to the wife. If eye were to buy such toy it would only be fair that the wife would spend the same on her own toy. That said eye wouldn’t enjoy equally the fun playing alone with such toy. The wife would settle in with her new toy. Eye would end up looking for a new wife.
Thanks, MEH ! Arrived today &, for a toy, it’s definitely a keeper. Built solid & tight - very weighty, & the hubby loves his new “trinket”. And, as all we wives know, it’s the length of the pants & the price of the toys. But on a serious note - the hubby has always had a weakness for these type of things, even at 64 years old. I was most hesitant cause of the price & the Made In China mfg., but once here & tried it sent me immediately back out here to Meh to check on the truth - & it IS TRUE! Yes; at least for me as a VMP, I could still access this deal, & did! To explain - hubby & I live on 3 AG acres right next door to most loved MIL & 93 year old step-dad’s 3 acres. So he’ll be drooling over hubby’s trinket at Thanksgiving … & then gifted with one of his own, & let the games begin! Thanks again, MEH - promises to be a most happy family memory to cherish.