I'm almost sure that many of you are thinking right now "What is THIS?" :)
It's a underground mining loader, a machine that is almost impossible to see on the surface. I work in underground copper mine, so I see mining machines every day.
The biggest problem with these vehicles is that there's very small amount of information about them in the Internet.
Over one month ago I went to the Sandvik service point to ask if it could be possible to get pictures and blueprints of mining loader. I've obtained enough materials to start building.
The effect can be seen below:
It's a 1:20 scale model of Sandvik LH 517L underground mining loader. It's fully functional, with remote control and pneumatics filled from external manual pump.
And model. General view:
The chassis is driven by one PF XL motor, and steering is achieved by one PF M motor.
Arm and bucket movement:
There are three pairs of Lego lights inside:
And comparison: Real machine, model, and... me :)
I'm two meters tall, so you can easily see how big these loaders are.
Edited by M_longer, 23 April 2010 - 08:06 PM.