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Subject: For All You Eagle-Eyed Pancake Corrie Fans Out There - What D9s Look Like
swhitebull    1/26/2008 4:23:47 PM
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swhitebull       1/26/2008 4:24:33 PM
Lilliputian Territories occupied by Gulliver Entity   [Mark Steyn]

 
This one's really for Jonah. Behold, the Israelis have outsourced their bulldozer contracts to whoever builds Truckasaurus for The Simpsons. 
 
 
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FJV       1/27/2008 7:02:54 AM
The Israelis could take the hint and purchase bigger dozers. Something like the Komatsu D575A.

"http://www.komatsuamerica.com/?p=equipment&f1=view&prdt_id=523"

Source of picture:
"http://www.connectionworld.org/2007/07/05/as-maiores-cacambas-tratores-e-escavadeiras-de-mineracao-do-mundo/"

http://www.connectionworld.org/wp-content/uploads/komatsu_d575a_3sd_pic_19668.jpg">


http://www.connectionworld.org/wp-content/uploads/komatsu_d575a_3sd_pic_19669.jpg">


 
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BrittleSteel       1/27/2008 4:36:24 PM
Israel uses the D9s in real combat situations aside from anti-terror (such as the last Lebanon war). They need a beast that is powerful yet still manuverable enough over rough terrain and able to cross combat temp bridges. Also the driver needs to have a much clearer view of what is infront of him and the dozer's blade. Both these needs seem (though admittedly i am just looking at the photo) more lacking in the dozer you posted.
 
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