Samson® Helps Build Giant Snow Truck
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Master fabricator Rex Bailey used the Samson® machine to build the “Yeti” (the abominable snowman), a monster truck that drives through snow more than 3 feet deep. The 76-inch tractor tires, Unimog portal axles, and modified Dodge 3500 Cummins diesel truck are all joined together by custom-designed plates that Rex made with the machine.
"Now that I’ve used the Samson® machine, I’ll never go back to the old way. I can draw and cut perfect parts in much less time. Once I design a part, I can cut as many as I want. It’s also nice to be able to get a full sheet into the machine and get a lot of parts out of it.
"You can make stuff with intricate detail that is not even possible by hand. I don’t care how skilled you are with a plasma cutter, you’d be there forever.
I thought it was just a cool machine until I used it, like something you see on TV that isn’t as easy as they make it look. Now I can’t believe that I did things the other way for so long. It’s simple to use. If I can learn how to use it, anyone can."
The article below was published by FF Journal magazine May 2007 to describe how Samson was used to help create the Yeti: