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#1 VHHH

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:02 PM

Now it is time to present my newest MOC, TigerCat Feller Buncher. I've got inspiration to build this thing when watching Swamp Loggers tv series (pretty good series).

It is fully PF controlled using 4 IR receivers and one regular batterybox.

Functions:
Tracks 1M motor for each one.
Upper part turning 1M motor.
Mainboom lift 1XL motor.
Second boom lift 1M motor.
Cutterhead tilt 1M motor.
Cutterhead rotation 1M motor.
Cutterhead grapple and spinning cutter 1M motor.

So far all the functions are made to work. Maybe some improvements needed for example boom looks somehow ugly, maybe some panels fix that. But i can tell that better when i make progress.

The real thing:

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Few pics from what i have done so far:

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#2 jorgeopesi

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Nice model but I think too much motors, I preffer to use less motors with a gearbox like in the 8043, anyway I love all the tracked machines  :thumbup:.

#3 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:20 PM

Looks good,i am surprised you did not use the 8043 as a base machine.
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#4 DLuders

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:26 PM

@ VHHH:  I too watch the "Swamp Loggers" TV show, and can see that the Feller Buncher can cut down BIG trees, rip all of the limbs off of the logs, and cut them to length in just a few seconds.  I don't think you have used too many Power Functions motors -- your MOC is very versatile!  :thumbup:    Do you have any plans to make a video of it?

I went to Jo-Ann's Fabrics to buy a few Bamboo stalks (for the 9397 Logging Truck); a Bamboo "tree" could be grabbed by your Lego Feller Buncher to demonstrate its grappling, cutting, and lifting capabilities.  Bamboo is lightweight but strong, and can be stained to look like a tree log.  They sell Bamboo at Michael's too.    

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#5 dhc6twinotter

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:25 AM

Great looking feller bunchier!   I like that you built everything and did not use the base from 8043.   More motors offers much better playability than a complicated gearbox like 8043.   You've done a fine job finding space for your motors.

Do you have a video?  

Swamp Loggers is a fantastic show!  The show is filmed not too far from where I live.   :thumbup:

#6 timslegos

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:20 AM

I used to love that show!  i really like your model.  i love the mobility and movement.  very cool.

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#7 Rodeown

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:31 AM

Wow, cant wait to see the finished beasty, I love those skidders too.

#8 VHHH

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

View Postjorgeopesi, on 04 March 2012 - 10:11 PM, said:

Nice model but I think too much motors, I preffer to use less motors with a gearbox like in the 8043, anyway I love all the tracked machines  :thumbup:.

First i was thinking to make it use gearbox system but i didnt find the way to put more than 2 PTO through the boom. And another reason was playability, I liked it to be controlled like real thing.

View PostDLuders, on 04 March 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

I went to Jo-Ann's Fabrics to buy a few Bamboo stalks (for the 9397 Logging Truck); a Bamboo "tree" could be grabbed by your Lego Feller Buncher to demonstrate its grappling, cutting, and lifting capabilities. Bamboo is lightweight but strong, and can be stained to look like a tree log. They sell Bamboo at Michael's too.


Bamboo is really good idea. Need to check if i could find it somewhere here. Otherway i could use little tree like alder or willow. Only problem is that those are much more heavier than bamboo.

I'm planning to make video when feller buncher is complete. It's interesting to see what kind of video it is going to be because i have never made video before.

Thanks for all comments.

#9 jorgeopesi

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

You are right and thanks you for answering. I usually use gearbox for my models because they are small with many functions, when I make things bigger maybe I will do the same things like you, keep up the good work I looking forward for the video  :thumbup:.

#10 dfs473

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:25 PM

Looks good so far :laugh:
I like the combination of the coulors black, yellow and red^^

#11 timslegos

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

View PostVHHH, on 05 March 2012 - 11:30 AM, said:

First i was thinking to make it use gearbox system but i didnt find the way to put more than 2 PTO through the boom. And another reason was playability, I liked it to be controlled like real thing.



Bamboo is really good idea. Need to check if i could find it somewhere here. Otherway i could use little tree like alder or willow. Only problem is that those are much more heavier than bamboo.

I'm planning to make video when feller buncher is complete. It's interesting to see what kind of video it is going to be because i have never made video before.

Thanks for all comments.

Look at some of the more recent videos by Youtube user "Searme" as a guide to producing a good video.  Hope this helps!

tim

#12 VHHH

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

View Posttimr, on 05 March 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

Look at some of the more recent videos by Youtube user "Searme" as a guide to producing a good video.  Hope this helps!

tim

Thanks for tip, I definitely need to check those videos.

Little update. I made the cabin, but i'm not sure if it's too big compared to the rest of the feller buncher. It has openable door also which was quite hard to make open proper.

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#13 gilby

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

looks awesome... Video?

#14 matias bendtsen

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:32 PM

i think Simitrio likes it alot. :laugh:  

Can you lower the roof of the cab two studs, and make it 3 studs longer? :classic:
simply building...

if you stop getting better, you stop being good.

#15 jorgeopesi

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

Looks good, well done!  :thumbup:.

#16 timslegos

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:08 PM

I think the cab looks perfect!  I love the progress so far.  I can tell this is going to be an awesome MOC  :classic: .

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

Looks good so far  :thumbup:

#18 VHHH

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Finally the feller buncher is ready and i found time to take pictures of it too.

So here it comes:

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One motor is for using claw and spinning blade.

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Cutter head can be turned 360 degrees freely.

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Batterybox is located as rear weight. Power switch is under bonnet.


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Basic sideview.

Saddly machine is quite heavy so my under structure is not the best one moving this thing. I remade the track system two times but i'm not still happy with it.
Under hight torgue the whole gear system blows away.


Video is coming later when i get it uploaded.

#19 jorgeopesi

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

I am looking forward to see the video, great MOC.

#20 camaudio

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

Looks great.  My kid would be trying to chop my leg off with it :head_back:

#21 allanp

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Hey Alasdair, wasn't you making a bark stripper that would go great with this?
Even the best can be made better, but most important is to be excellent to each other and party on dudes!!!!!!

#22 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

View Postallanp, on 01 November 2012 - 05:30 PM, said:

Hey Alasdair, wasn't you making a bark stripper that would go great with this?

It would need another 3 electrical posts which I don't think it will have unless you could fit a gear box in it topic link.
You made a great job designing the feller buncher i look forward to the video. :sweet:
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#23 VHHH

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

Here comes the video. Video is faster in some parts because it was so long i managed to shorten it.

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Quality is poor thanks for my skills and camera. :grin:


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#24 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

Do you plan on making instructions?
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#25 jorgeopesi

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

Nice video :thumbup:  .




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