Now we have the new mLAs and with them, a new official mid-size Backhoe (8069) from TLG.
With or without PF electro-valves... to remote control pneumatic cylinders, it would be great if TLG would bring us also a flagship sized backhoe. 2012 would be a great opportunity...
But lets not forget, that TLG also made one a few years ago (8455). Before the PF and the LAs era, but probably one of the best Technic flagships ever!
Ya, ya... it had pneumatic cylinders. Lots of them!
But in the meantime lets see this amazing Backhoe, built by Coney (or Contech7).
It is impressive the number of remote controlled functions, that Coney managed to include within this Backhoe.
- Driven rear wheels (XL-motor)
- Front wheels steering
- Raises/lowers front shovel
- Tilts front shovel
- Backhoe stick control (up/down)
- Backhoe bucket tilt control
- Backhoe rotation
- Outtriggers control (up/down)
- Front lights
- Rear lights
Not less impressive, is the list of PF elements used to implement all these functions.
- 1x XL-motor
- 7x M-motors
- 4x PF IR Receivers
- 2x PF Switches
- 2x PF Lights
- 1x PF Rechargeable battery box
- 3x 20cm/8" PF extension wires
- 6x Linear Actuators
You may find extra photos from this model at Coney's Brickshelf folder, where you can learn a lot more about the solutions he used to put all the required PF parts and mechanisms, inside this model limited space, without sacrificing the realistic outlook.