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PICTORIAL REVIEW: 8862 Backhoe Grader


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#26 Sinner

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:58 PM

View PostBerndDasBrot, on Mar 29 2008, 03:14 AM, said:

I made a picture for you, sinner, but forgot to upload it:
Hey thanks!  :-D Nice story too!

View Post~VBBN~, on Mar 31 2008, 05:52 AM, said:

The shovels should have been black though.
My father used to paint his yellow.... ;-)

View Postsimonwillems, on Mar 31 2008, 08:52 PM, said:

Some time ago I sort of complained about the fact that there was not much Technic represented in the Eurobricks community (this was the topic, if someone is interested).
Too true. At least now one of the mods is on your side! X-D





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#27 simonwillems

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:10 PM

View PostSinner, on Mar 31 2008, 03:58 PM, said:

Too true. At least now one of the mods is on your side! X-D

Who might that be?

....

Oh wait, I see...  :-P

#28 BerndDasBrot

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:24 PM

View Postsimonwillems, on Mar 31 2008, 11:52 AM, said:

Some time ago I sort of complained about the fact that there was not much Technic represented in the Eurobricks community (this was the topic, if someone is interested).
I am glad to see someone took that complaint serious and started reviewing technic sets on large scale to show us how fascinating the theme really is!

I noticed that too. After I saw what blakbird accomplished with techopedia, I decided to review too.
You / they don't need to love them, I just want to share what IMHO is erm- wonderful. That's my intention.
To respond to the topic you've linked above:
Technic always stood for functionality. And IMHO most people think that the aim of MOCing is to create a neat design. Which of course is true.
MOCing with Technic firstly means to create functionality. (And when we've done with that, a neat design with "Standart-Bricks" always looks good.)
This is kinda hard, but IMHO not as hard as creating a highly complicated SNOT-structure (like avro. My fav  X-D )


Sinner said:

Too true. At least now one of the mods is on your side!

Great! Now that I'm done with that... I can start with my evil world domination plans.  >:-)


EDIT:
I just recognized my title (Hey! It's yellow!)
Thanks for that!

Edited by BerndDasBrot, 31 March 2008 - 04:25 PM.

i dunno... erm- just watching.

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#29 BerndDasBrot

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:27 PM

View PostBlakbird, on Mar 25 2008, 02:01 AM, said:

By the way, don't forget to build the alternate model of 8862.  It is a combine (farm equipment) which is just as good as 8274.  I liked it so much that I bought two copies of this set so I could display both.

better late than never.
my second 8862 arrived today.
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I really like the mechanism that extends that "I-will-transport-that-harvest-to-your-trailer-thingy"
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the front part can be lifted...
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...and is driven by the wheels. (a motor pack can be installed here)
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and together with the main model.
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i dunno... erm- just watching.

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#30 Blakbird

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 08:31 PM

View PostBerndDasBrot, on Jul 2 2009, 04:27 AM, said:

better late than never.
my second 8862 arrived today.

I really like the mechanism that extends that "I-will-transport-that-harvest-to-your-trailer-thingy"
I'm not sure that is the correct technical term.  I call it a corn hole.  :hmpf:
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#31 Parax

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:44 PM

Geeze that review brings back the memories.. I loved this one possibly more than 8851.. it Drove so well!

But was it just me who mounts the large wheels the other way around on the tractor? (ie the way that they are mounted on BerndDasBrot's combine)


as for those lil nuts they have indents so they fit between the studs on a technic plate! so maybe you could make an actuator. (but dont use a technic plate as a spanner/wrench as the axle wont take it! )


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:24 PM

I actually like the wheels better the default way, with the recessed side visible. I adjusted the wheels on 8865 to look like that.

I've seen the nuts used like that to make linear actuators, but as you said the axles are too fragile to allow for much power.

On a side note, anyone who has this set on display may want to see the note about the old pneumatic tubing here. I'm pretty sure that all copies of this set use the old tubing.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:25 PM

Apologies for the thread grave-digging, but I received a copy of this set over the weekend (together with a 8858 Rebel Wrecker - yes that thread will be raised too) and just had to add my praise for how awesome this set is.

The functionality on this puppy is truly mind-boggling. I was really pleased that I managed to get everything working correctly in one build (I had no such luck when I built the Airtech Claw Rig)  :tongue:

You mentioned how you thought that the set looked ugly, however I think that the aesthetics of the set are rather nice. It pretty much looks like the real thing, which is a real feat given it's made from good old beams  :thumbup:

I believe this set encapsulates what Technic should be all about in terms of functionality (yes 8264 Hauler, I'm looking at you).

#34 Paul B

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:58 AM

Great work on this one, I have the more modern version but still really like this one.

#35 Danpb

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:14 PM

Nice :).  I own and love this classic set.  All of my Technic sets are the "classic" variety, save for a few newer pieces in the current Creator sets.

good stuff!

#36 eric87

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:04 PM

i have two of those . looking at your review made me want to build them again

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:28 PM

Some weeks ago, I got this set in MISB state. And I couldn't resist to open/build it :classic:
Alothoug it has been the 1989 flagship set, the structure and build is rather simple.
But it looks good, the features work well, and it offers great playability.
The B-model is great, too.

The only thing I don't like is the fact that 8862 uses only yellow beams and plates.
A black (or gray) chassis, similar to 8849, would have been a good idea.



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