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Burning Man boom truck, "The Scorpion" is now on eBay auction

This ridiculous machine has done duty at Burning Man (where else?) for the past five years, but apparently, it's time for the current owners to move on. Please note that the scorpion truck is not street-legal, so it must be transported on a semi truck - oversize load due to the width 11.5 ft. Once at the event the Scorpion is easy to assemble. It takes a crew of 6 one day to set up, and one day to break down. 

Description :
Built on a 1991, 28-foot-long International boom truck, the Scorpion is a 55 feet long, 22-45 feet wide, 39-45 feet tall exact replica of a female emperor scorpion named Fluffy. The Scorpion boasts a computer controlled 7 gun flame thrower off the tail, 21 hydraulic points which make the arms, legs, and claws all move in a sinister spider manner including hydraulics which make the entire truck lift off the ground to produce the most eerie of effects. The project is "skinned"- as in made to look like an exact replica of a female emperor Scorpion with artistically placed and sculpted metal sheathing. The final touches are a steam punk look with rivets, textured fabrics and a patterned, oozy and highly mesmerizing multi- color light show.




Bidding is currently at $50,000. Sale includes full training at BM on how to setup and run the project. 
  Here is a video — Burning Man truck's capabilities:




source: eBay


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