Introduction: Big KNEX Skid-Steer!
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My latest KNEX creation is a KNEX Skid-Steer! It features a very heavy bucket made out of lots of wonderful metallic KNEX Parts! Also there is a nice little cab to keep you in control of this mighty machine!.
This uses some big KNEX wheels that I got for free when some one was giving away their old KNEX and Lego parts, what a steal!
I used a small amount of cord on the bucket arms so that I could raise and lower the bucket.
This model is based off a Caterpillar Skid-Steer but it is not a replica of one machine. Also note that it may look funny in the front with all the gears and other thing-a-ma-bobs but those are the ratchet mechanisms used to hold the bucket at different angles. Since KNEX does not have pneumatic parts like LEGO does it would be hard to get this to move.
I will not be posting instructions for this since I ran out of some parts and I was not able to complete this to the level that I wanted. This is my first attempt at a project like this so in the future I may make an updated version of this with a stronger design, better looks, and other features!
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