Look At This Giant Machine. Just Look At It.

Look At This Giant Machine. Just Look At It.

I never grew out of that childhood thing where giant vehicles are just the best. So when I saw images of this thing today, I nearly lost it.

On Thursday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will be destroying over six tonnes of ivory goods, seized over the years in violation of an illegal trade. They won't be doing it by hand, or with a garden mulcher; instead, they're enlisting the help of this bad boy.

Which should be a Transformer. Or a command vehicle in a post-apocalyptic wasteland movie. Or something I rode to work on like a Spartan, if only I ever left the house to go to work.

While it'd be awesome to think someone built it just to crush ivory, so it could tour the world doing good work, truth is this beast spends its regular days crushing giant rocks. Something I'm sure it's very, very good at.

The Crusher Has Arrived![Flickr, via Motherboard]


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    Just like that huge mining machine in Stalker. That thing is terrifying and amazing and my hero.

    Edit:
    http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Workshop/Trencher2.jpg

    Last edited 15/11/13 9:35 pm

      That thing is terrifying.

        One Mac round through that and it's all over...

    Heh, you should get yourself a Bagger 288.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Gtw0iYQkE

    i bet the elephants will be pissed when they find out they're not getting the ivory back

    I know poachings bad and everything, but couldn't the ivory go to like a museum or something? It seems like such a huge waste to destroy the ivory considering that the damage has already been done.

      I suppose putting it in a museum shows it off to people as a rare artifact, making them want some ivory of their own?

      Not really sure why they do it, it there's probably a specific reason.

    Maybe the specific reason is to hopefully stop the Ivory trophy trade....

      Not sure what they are going to do with that, it's an aggregate sorter, small to large pieces rock clay etc,

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