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Scratch-Built Container Handling Unit (CHU)
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
Some more reference, this time on how the the CHU can be locked to the lift arm when NOT attached to a container:





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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 09:35 AM GMT+7
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WELL, IT'S NOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scratch Built Container Handling Unit (CHU)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 01:42 AM GMT+7
Beauty shot of Oshkosh PLS with early design CHU and container:

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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM GMT+7
Superb Mike! Most definitely a worthy Feature
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 03:58 AM GMT+7
Thank you Sir!

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As an F.Y.I. - I have found that some government publications prominently refer to this device as a "Container Handling Unit" (CHU) while others call it a "Container Handling Device" (CHD).

When doing an internet search you may want to use both descriptions to improve you search results.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:29 AM GMT+7
Good work. When are you going to start casting and selling these as kits?




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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:34 AM GMT+7
Thanks Ko for your comment and your interest.

One note: As built, my CHU has the two adjustable hook arms and the movable lower hooks so the possibility of casting this as a single piece may not be an option. (Not sure)

Also Mike Goldberg is, I believe, considering making this available as a digitally printed model from Shapeways. I think that would be a very interesting product that would sell well!

I hope I have shared enough information (and inspiration) that others might chose to try their hand at building one of their own.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:04 AM GMT+7
Indeed you have. Thank you for your S-B-S on this.




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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
S-B-S. ???? Not familiar with that term but thanks.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:39 AM GMT+7
Scratch-Building Skill?

So I'm not sure I understand. What HEMTT did Trumpeter finally release? I frequently check their Facebook page but I don't think I saw anything.

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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:51 AM GMT+7

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S-B-S. ???? Not familiar with that term but thanks.



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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:55 AM GMT+7
Got Cha!
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 05:09 PM GMT+7
Marine PLS with armored cab hauling a half-height fuel container being handled by the early design Container Handling Unit:

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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 03:24 AM GMT+7
Found a couple, more definitive drawings showing the operation of the lower Rotalock connectors on the CHU:

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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 07:15 AM GMT+7
SOON TO BE NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Just in the odd chance that a few out there have missed this. Mike Goldberg has been working on digitally reproducing both the corner blocks for scratch building your own containers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . AND . . . . . . (drum roll please!)

an actual scale CHU digital model for we nuts out there interested in the supply side of modern combat.

TA-DAH! - Get ready to place your Shapeways orders!



(All images above are the property of Mike Goldberg - MS Productions)


Link to Mike G's page on the design and creation of his CHU:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=245315&page=42#2233003


(p.s. I am not associated with Mike Goldberg, MS Productions or Shapeways in any way other than being a very satisfied customer.)
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 05:45 PM GMT+7
Mike Goldberg's CHU has now been uploaded to the Shapeways site and is available here:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/WATAJ4Z64/1-35-container-handling-unit-chu-msp35-070?key=7e1e586e1168db18924648a69d56456a