A Shaking Machine modeled after devices used to test the fallen Nimitz freeway after the October 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake has been constructed. It is mobile and equipped with a logging machine claw for grasping objects which can spin objects 360-degrees. It was made in 1992. It is remote controlled. The gas engine drives a single forklift wheel that indirectly drives passive wheels. The forklift wheel has a 360-degree turning radius. The chassis holds two opposing weights. The motor drives these weights in opposite directions in increasing and decreasing speeds, pitching the machine back and forth. The racing foam fuel cell tank, keeps the gasoline stable during shaking holds 5 gallons.
Fuel load: 5 gallons
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