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Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #1 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:37 pm

I came across this very unusual model kit today and could not resist it :) Has anybody heard of this Hitachi ASTACO NEO before? :think:
The kit is made by the Japanese company of Hasegawa and is top quality with rubber tracks and hoses plus a vast array of stickers, it also comes moulded in Hitachi colours the only none colour moulded parts that I could find were the chrome piston rods that will require painting silver. :claphands:

This kit is of what the box describes as a heavy duty remote controlled disaster response robot :shock: the prototype was completed in 2005. Apparently the two arms can be used simultaneously :dizzy: that'd give the HSE something to worry about! :lol:

A great kit anyway. :thumbup:

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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #2 by bigkit » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:53 pm

I want the real thing. Think of the output :lol:


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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #3 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:56 pm

bigkit wrote:I want the real thing. Think of the output :lol:



Yes Clive that did cross my mind too! :lol:

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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #4 by Whitlock 505 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:26 pm

Thanks for posting Jeremy! It does exist in the flesh so to speak, take a look at this video I found on youtube, must be an absolute nightmare to operate!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-i1WXeo7pHQ


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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #5 by Whitlock 505 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:32 pm

Here's one where the boom rotates :dizzy:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_BtTmCWIIYA


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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #6 by Explo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:02 pm

A pic of the inside of the cab.


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How it's controlled


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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #7 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:01 pm

Thanks Ian and Charlie :thumbup: makes you wonder just how long similar kit will find its way into demo jobs? Crush and pinch at the same time? :think:

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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #8 by Tracshovel » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:38 pm

Jeremy. I have seen this machine working and personally was not impressed but it has its place especially in high value demolition sorting. I thought the guy driving it was either not very good or found it challenging to operate the two boom simultaneously, seem to revert to using one boom at a time then swapping over.


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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #9 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:35 pm

Yes I would imagine it is quite a handful; some people would struggle with one arm let alone two; perhaps with computers the designers could make operating controls that are more akin to the human arm and hand coordination so that the machine would be controlled easier. :think:

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Re: Unusual Hitachi Model

Post #10 by bigkit » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:27 am

You'd think if you were demo'ing the machine you'd at least out someone on it that can use it to its full potential! Not a great advert otherwise


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