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Old 04-29-2015, 09:35 AM   #1
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What do you guys think?

Hanging sheetrock lids, this is right on the money. A LOT of money. And no batteries...

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Old 04-29-2015, 05:10 PM   #2
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What do you guys think?

Hanging sheetrock lids, this is right on the money. A LOT of money. And no batteries...
Is there a picture or a link to go with this inquiry?

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Old 04-29-2015, 05:11 PM   #3
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I linked the "What do you guys think?"
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Huh.
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I want one. But, I want it to have full power. It could hook up to the skid steer aux. hydraulics for power or something. I just want to be able to lift and place huge stones solo.
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Meh. I'd rather have the Iron Man version.
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Cool. Makes one wonder how the trades will look in 50, 80 years.
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How f'ing lazy are we going to get.
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Meh. I'd rather have the Iron Man version.
In twenty years you'll be able to; Well, maybe not THAT sophisticated but considering that those are part of the new wave of technology and about at the stage as a Model T was to the car industry imagine what will be available then.

For this one it depends on a lot of questions as to whether it's at the level of production enhancement to warrant the price. If it helps to preserve the wear and tear from doing hard repetitive work that's worth a premium right there.
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How f'ing lazy are we going to get.
If I can pay a "reasonable" price for something like this, something that helps keep my guys at 100%... it's worth it.

But when it starts getting relied on like GPS navigation is now, by some. We have a problem.

Then again, I'd love to see some of the engineers I use with one of these on trying to roll girder trusses, or dig a footing under a building with a coffee can.

That would prove a couple different points.
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I remember seeing the first version of the Sarcos exoskeleton on Youtube years ago and I still have it bookmarked. A new version came out in 2010 and they're working on a third. Pretty cool stuff. I can see this having a lot of application in the trades eventually. It sounds crazy but look how many bobcat loaders and skid steers you see.

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