1st generation Eddie Bauer Editon Ford Explorer modified by West Coast Choppers for the Discovery channel.
About this creation
I guess it sort of works like the actual thing. You must attach a trash can instead of the claw reaching for it. However, with enough force the device could probably knock small objects like paper crumbles out of the can. It can even close completely, too. All you have to do is remove the trash can.
I'm no good at working with technic, but I estimate that if you were to build this device to work exactly like the real thing, you'd have to ditch the vehicle and it would probably be as big as a desk lamp!
I want an SUV, not a cross-over. Latter is nearly always a compromise and the 2011 Explorer (FWD with AWD option instead of RWD and 4WD, lower towing capacity, etc) is apparently no exception. Even if I donít routinely tow heavier loads, at least want to know that capability is there. Donít like the computerized dashboard either. Seems far too busy for safe operation on the road. On the plus side? It can haul kids. However, mine left home years ago.