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[C-MODEL] 42081 - Wheel Skidder

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Let me introduce you my latest alternative model built out of set 42081 - wheel skidder. I planned to build skidder for a long time and set 42081 looked like ideal resource of parts for it. I took most inspiration from CAT 525C and log loader built by M_longer. I used M_longer's grapple design and his statement:

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The first idea for alternate model for this set was forest skidder, but when I have made first sketches, it became obvious that there are not enough parts for making a model that will fit my standards.

worked like challenge for me. :wink:

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My skidder features:

  • articulated HoG steering
  • lifting of decking blade
  • dual-function arch
  • working grapple

All functions are operated by orange axle joiners.

BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS are available at rebrickable.com

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With few logs...

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Any comments are welcome.

Edited by Tomik
Video added.

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I really like this moc; it could be easily official LEGO set for about 100€ (since it has no bucket...)

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Great alternative model! and playability will be better than most other Lego sets

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So it is possible. I see where I have made a mistake - I placed the side cylinder much wider than you and then I was sure that it can't work porperly and went for the log loader.
Very nice model, how many part were left unused?

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Nice model. I think I would build it if you decide to make instructions for it.

I would like to see how it looks with stickers applied.

I will probably also buy M_longer instructions for the log loader.

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Thank you all for your comments!

20 hours ago, M_longer said:

So it is possible. I see where I have made a mistake - I placed the side cylinder much wider than you and then I was sure that it can't work porperly and went for the log loader.
Very nice model, how many part were left unused?

I put actuators as close to each other as possible so this part of model is 11 studs wide - 2 studs more than it should be according to chosen scale. There were between 200 and 300 left over parts when I finished building and at least 1/3 of them were pins.

8 hours ago, fosamax said:

Nice model. I think I would build it if you decide to make instructions for it.

I would like to see how it looks with stickers applied.

I will probably also buy M_longer instructions for the log loader.

I plan to make building instructions just it will take me some time. I think stickers shouldn't affect overall look much and you can face most of them inside the model...

5 hours ago, shadow_elenter said:

Nice model man!
I have not seen this type of machine a lot before.

 

You are right that models of skidders are pretty rare. I can remember just two official models (B models of set 42029 and 8439) and C-model from 42054 built by BrickbyBrickTechnic.

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18 minutes ago, Tomik said:

You are right that models of skidders are pretty rare. I can remember just two official models (B models of set 42029 and 8439) and C-model from 42054 built by BrickbyBrickTechnic.

Don't forget 8416:

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Anyway, great build Tomik! I always love your C-models. :thumbup:

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23 hours ago, jorgeopesi said:

Could be the A model.

That is what I meant under official set :wink:

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1 hour ago, Maaboo35 said:

Don't forget 8416:

Anyway, great build Tomik! I always love your C-models. :thumbup:

Thank you for comment. By the way I was asking myself many times what kind of strange loader is this B model from set 8416...

 

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44 minutes ago, Tomik said:

Thank you for comment. By the way I was asking myself many times what kind of strange loader is this B model from set 8416...

 

Strangely enough, the official set description calls it a 'Forest Truck'. :wacko:

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I've made video of skidder in action and building instructions will be available in few day too.

 

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