Excavator mulches trees in seconds

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An evening pause: The speed and efficiency in which this excavator mulches a tree is almost nightmarish. Makes me think of innumerable science fiction disintegrator ray guns.

Hat tip Edward Thelen.



  • I ran a tractor-mounted brush hog as a teenager. This thing is in a whole other class. I’m assuming hydraulically-driven counter-rotating saws, but, man alive. Trees just disappear.

  • ken anthony

    With the right tools (a modification of this?) made from martian iron (15% of the regolith) this is how fast you could dig trenches for martian habitats. The finishing work would take a bit longer of course, but there is no reason they have to live in cramped quarters (tuna cans.)

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