Specialized Support-Less Tunnel Building Truck System

January 14, 2016

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This is a specialized truck used to build support-less stone tunnels. It's called the Zipper truck system, although I like to think of it as more of a Naked Mole Rat truck system. The blocks are lowered onto its roller back, then pressed into place with the weight of an excavator. The truck drives away and, TA-DA - you've got yourself a stone tunnel. Simple as that. Still, as cool as building tunnels is, you know what I like even more? BURNING BRIDGES. Awwww yeah, I hate all my friends don't ever text me again.

Keep going for a video, but feel free to skip around because 11 minutes of tunnel truck. I just want to lay on the back of that thing and get a body massage.

Thanks to David D, who builds tunnels the old fashioned way: quietly at night when the guards aren't making their rounds.

  • Bad Habit

    That was poorly thought out and constructed.

    There is no structural support whatsoever.... nothing to keep one of those walls from eventually sagging and collapsing.

  • oiman

    are you a professional moron or is being a moron just a hobby of yours?

  • aquarius7373

    5:58 for the most exciting part

  • Spartacus

    I almost lost my load at that point.

  • GeneralDisorder

    There's a video in suggested videos about the Tunnel Boring Machine which is a pretty decent name. I think we should call this one the Boring Tunnel Machine... That just took way too long to watch. Time lapse motherfucker!! Time lapse.

  • Closet Nerd

    I do the same thing with my penis and marshmallows
    .....just sayin

  • What size marshmallows?

  • Closet Nerd

    XL Camp fire marshmallows!!!!!!!!

  • I'm impressed.

  • Guesticle

    ...so like a roman era arch?

  • Deksam

    S-M-R-T!

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