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Unusual prototype lands in John Deere pavilion

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Although the pavilion is usually reserved for antique farm equipment and used John Deere tractors, this machine will fit right in due to the high level of innovation required for its construction.
Although the pavilion is usually reserved for antique farm equipment and used John Deere tractors, this machine will fit right in due to the high level of innovation required for its construction.

An unusual prototype, a machine of the future, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, has found a home at the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois. The vehicle may have the ability to walk through the terrain of a forest floor like a spire and chop down trees in order to clear a path.

According to the news source, the "walking forester," the working name for the prototype, was developed by John Deere Timberjack and arrived at its new home where it will be showcased.

Although the pavilion is usually reserved for antique farm equipment and used John Deere tractors, this machine will fit right in due to the high level of innovation required for its construction.

"There were only two of these built in the world and the other is in a museum in Finland," Brigitte Tapscott, the pavilion's assistant manager, told the Courier.

The Quad-City Times reported that the machine is the first attempt by the company to develop a new way to move in the forest, as it could move through the terrain with up to three legs in the air while chopping down, cutting up and processing trees on site.

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