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M1 Light Tractor (RC)
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The Elefant wasn't enough
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I decided to dismantle the Elefant in disappointment of the suspension failing constantly, it getting tracked, and the rear drive wheels slipping. The elefant looked great but suffered from mechanical dilemmas from lego axles not being strong enough ( the axles for the bogies were warped from the weight on them. With this Build of the M1 Light tractor or known as the Caterpillar D4 diesel tractor. This was a very interesting build, i wanted to include a idling engine and the other functions for it aswell. Basically there are 2 XL motors driving it and 2 M motors for the blade and engine. This was quite a difficult challenge to build because of the compact size of this but I succeeded on it but I think it should be a couple studs smaller in width but that is impossible to do because of the XL motors. The overall of the vehicle is that you get a lot of power from it and it can be used to tow or push stuff.












The black boxes are counterweights for better traction







The blade down





I4 engine





The cramped underside




It wouldn't be 'Merican without a 50 cal.



Comments

 I made it 
  February 28, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 ___WOT___ checked out that webpage, dude you should get some of that Tetrix gear, its lego compatible, and if im correct, sponsored by Lego, meaning your tank could no longer suffer from the sort of short comings the ferdinand did... whats your take?
I hav seen some of the Tetrix stuff when I was working on on the robot for my schools robotics team and its quilts flimsy and bulky, and they don't make axles that are like Legos , because those large holes are for rods. The main problem is the size, the square tubing is approx 4x4 studs and its too big for my builds. The axles were my problem not the fame so the Tetrix stuff wouldn't really help.
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  February 27, 2014
checked out that webpage, dude you should get some of that Tetrix gear, its lego compatible, and if im correct, sponsored by Lego, meaning your tank could no longer suffer from the sort of short comings the ferdinand did... whats your take?
 I made it 
  February 25, 2014
Quoting Jerry Temple Nice! Where do you get all the stuff to make your builds RC?
www.Legoeducation.us
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  February 25, 2014
Nice! Where do you get all the stuff to make your builds RC?
  February 24, 2014
May I recommend something (it's gonna sound really dumb tho) Add a little rubber (in small chips, or cut something up) and shove it in the treads. Either that or stick silly putty in (but you might not get it out! It sounds like it wouldn't work, but it does. I did it to an old tank of mine (unfortunately i destroyed it :( but it actually gives it more tread on solid surfaces. All in all, functional, awesome, Mexican, great!
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  February 24, 2014
nice, yeah it sucks that the ferdi had to go, but hey, the germans didnt like the Tiger P for a reason right haha, nice tractor, very hefty
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  February 24, 2014
i see... well then to the carpet! haha
 I made it 
  February 24, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 ___WOT___ ha the only thing holdin that tractor back was your hard wood floors, and table, yet it still did the job, dang i but if you took it outside, you could really see it "DO WORK SON!" haha
I could take it out in the snow but unlike my m8 gmc that had a fully covered undercarriage this has the XL's exposed to the snow and I don't want to risk damaging them.
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  February 24, 2014
ha the only thing holdin that tractor back was your hard wood floors, and table, yet it still did the job, dang i but if you took it outside, you could really see it "DO WORK SON!" haha
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  February 24, 2014
a really nice model.
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  February 23, 2014
Somehow everything cooler with a .50 cal mounted on it. Awesome
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  February 23, 2014
YES!! A new way to clean up the Lego mess after a four-hour building spree!! Great job there! Awesome detail and functions!
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  February 23, 2014
Good!!
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  February 23, 2014
This is a great looking model, and it is amazing that you packed 4 PF motors and a dummy 4-cylinder engine into its tiny frame. Fantastic job!
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny This is really superb! A tiny vehicle that's rarely (if ever) reocgnised beside all the talk about tanks. The small size is great, once again you prove that you're the man for the job when it comes to small and compact design, I struggled to find any trace of the motors at all. I am sad to hear the Ferdinand's gone, I'm sure there's an engineering solution to the suspension problem (there always is ;)
the man problem with the elefant is that everytime I drove it became tracked so all the elefant could do is just sit and be useless and for a engineering solution I could mill some steel axles at my school but it would be hard because of the sze of them.
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  February 23, 2014
This is really superb! A tiny vehicle that's rarely (if ever) reocgnised beside all the talk about tanks. The small size is great, once again you prove that you're the man for the job when it comes to small and compact design, I struggled to find any trace of the motors at all. I am sad to hear the Ferdinand's gone, I'm sure there's an engineering solution to the suspension problem (there always is ;)
 
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