View Full Version : Have you seen this?

Robert Mickley
12-26-2006, 12:01 AM
I saw a video once of this backhoe loading itself on top of a rail car.
I lost the link and my searchs so far have turned up zilch. So I'm hoping some has seen it and bookmarked it.

I just thought it was impressive

Jim DeLaney
12-26-2006, 9:01 AM
I haven't seen the video, but I'd be even more interested in how it unloaded itself after the rail car was emptied.

Jim Becker
12-26-2006, 11:45 AM
Definitely a "don't try this at home" moment!! (I do recall stills of this, but not a video)

Earl Reid
12-26-2006, 12:11 PM
The railroad had a rig like that unloaded cars here in Ashtabula. It was used several years. I don't know what it was unloading, but it looked as if it traveled on the top edge of the cars. I couldn't get close to it. I think it had a set up with duel wheels.


Robert Mickley
12-26-2006, 8:32 PM
The video is pretty awsome. I've loaded them on flatbed semi trailers that way. It's interseting to ay the least.

Unloading was just the reverse of loading.

Some of the video shots showed a set of wheels on the front and rear that where controlled by hydraullics. They claimed it was for use in remote locations to unload cars.