Boris is built off of a mid 70’s Davis track force 700 model trencher. Gutted to accommodate state of the art servo hydraulics. The Davis machine made the perfect platform for Boris’ sculptural elements and raw destructive power. Boris runs all electric hydraulics and a Futaba 14 channel transmitter.  With 20 gallons of propane and 15 gallons of methanol, Boris is a powerful exhibition of fire and crushing power.

Size: 16′ x 4′ x  7’11”  tall  Weight: 3000 lbs

You may not be able to pick Justin Gray out of a crowd, but if you’ve ever been to the Bay Area Maker Faire, you know his robots. Since the very first Maker Faire, Gray has delighted onlookers with his chaotic creations of rust, steel, fire, and destruction.   Built from... Read more »


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