|07-31-2006 10:04 PM|
I actually use somthing like this to move very large and heavy equipment at work.
We have an air system that will move 20,000 on four 1ft square pads.
A crack in the concrete floor---not a good thing---instant loss of air pressure.
It does blow a lot of debris around---and once you get the equipment moving---not easy to stop 13,000lb with a 200lb human.
Sure beats using little rollers and pinch bars to move and place this stuff. We just lift the equipment (with a forklift or railroad jack) set it on the pads, turn on the air--push it with a finger.
|07-31-2006 09:55 PM|
looks like a giant mouse for a computer, the thing that comes to my mind is here we go with another air hose to keep untangled. Air hoses as a rule will get tangled around jack stands, engine stands,jacks and any other floor bombs laying about.The shot of a guy sliding across the floor. I suppose if one is into floor racing this could be a whole new race division, considering folks race stuff like power tools and lawn mowers. I do agree with the bean theory, but the current hybrid creeper needs more work, maybe a shot of nitrous...
gimmicky is a good word
|07-31-2006 02:33 PM|
Looks kinda cool. I like how it can be dropped to the floor easily for better leverage.
Big downside I can see is that the must be a pretty large volume of air disturbed when you move it - in my garage, that would probably blow cr@p all over the place and possibly blow away small fasteners.
Still, if priced right, the upsides might outweigh the downsides.
|07-31-2006 01:03 PM|
|silentpoet||Eat enough beans and any creeper becomes a hover creeper.|
|07-31-2006 11:26 AM|
the video leaves a little to be desired.....
available fall '06......
could be a hoot.???
|07-31-2006 11:21 AM|
the Hover Creeper
Saw this on Make. I wonder if it's genuinely useful, or just another gimmicky invention.