Yesterday I put up a video clip about a Soviet amphibious tractor that seemed to have pretty amazing performance. Thanks to everyone who provided more information in Comments to that post.
Here’s another one I came across today. It’s the Swedish Bracke T26.a Disc Trencher, used in forestry and similar industries. The company calls it a ‘scarifier’, although until today I’d only heard that term used in connection with human body modification. Its massive disks are designed to cut up tree roots and dislodge small rocks and stumps, leaving behind two trenches ready for the planting of new seeds and/or saplings. (I daresay it’d do a hell of a job of human body modification too, if required!)
Call me an equipment nerd if you wish, but I like learning about well-designed equipment that does its job efficiently and effectively. That thing looks like it does its job brutally as well! I can think of a few inner-city slums, on more than one continent, where I’d love to turn it loose . . . perhaps escorted and assisted by a couple of cannon-armed versions of that Soviet-era amphibious tractor. It should leave them ready for use as a future deer habitat!