Sunday, September 16, 2012

Week TechVideo, 2012 #37 - Zorex-220 Excavator

Another one from those MOCs waiting in my backlog...

You know my deep fascination with MOCs from Excavators. Then if they are orange (which is so rare) it really takes me out of this planet...
Jurgen Krooshoop (Rhodeslover1) made one, earlier this year. A Zorex-220 with Power Functions.

It was strongly inspired on official LEGO 8043 Motorized Excavator, however it uses some different approaches:
  • All 6 motorized functions (drivetrain, steering, superstructure rotation, boom, dipper and bucket) can work simultaneously.
  • In order to achieve this, two motors were added into the digging arm to operate the dipper and the bucket, which leads to the next entry to this list.
  • Realistic operating range for the digging arm (boom, dipper and bucket).
  • Pendular suspension.
  • PF Lights.
  • Full remote control with dual-joystick control.

As in the official LEGO version, it features:
  • Full 360+ rotation, no wires going through the turntable.
  • Easy access to battery box for switching on/off and recharging (if using the PF rechargeable battery box). 

It uses the following list of PF motors:
  • 2x PF M-motor for driving and steer
  • 1x PF M-motor to rotate the superstructure
  • 1x PF XL-motor for boom-lifting
  • 1x PF M-motor to operate the dipper
  • 1x PF M-motor to operate the bucket

You may find a lot more information and images at on Jurgen's Technic Corner.

Detailed building instructions are also available for a small fee of 10€. Contact Jurgen to arrange the transaction.

Please avoid sending requests to post specific models on this TBs section.
We understand some of you would enjoy to see your creations featured here, but please understand  that because only one video gets highlighted per week, it is impossible to accommodate all the great MOCs continuously build by the Technic builders out there. They simply won't fit all and that's also not the purpose of this blog (see the header statement).
Many of your MOCs are scanned anyway and listed for later publication when they do not fit immediately. However some remain in the backlog queue just for too long and eventually loose the relevance or the publication opportunity window. As a rule of thumb, we also avoid publishing MOCs that have been featured by their authors or other fans at some other great web places dedicated to the Technic community out there. It doesn't mean that occasionally some won't get published here anyway.

Thanks for your understanding!

1 comment:

Stephen said...

To All Builders, If you had the chance to build the 8043(Ultimate), this is way so much better. All the mechanics seem to be "stuffed" in a smaller superstructure and the range of the Dipper & Bucket are very improved. My hats' off to this very talented designer, you must build his models to appreciate his great skill in using Lego pieces in many combinations.

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