Hacksmith Industries is a YouTube channel that creates things you’ve heard about or seen in movies. These folks have constructed everything from Gimli’s axe to Captain America’s shield, Batman’s grappling hook gun to lightsabers, and they not only show how they did it but also the science and engineering behind it. The Power Loader project has been in the works for three years, and the crew has extensively tested it now that it is finished.
The Loader is driven by a 67.1 horsepower diesel engine that can create 36 gallons of hydraulic flow at 3000 PSI (210 kg/cm2) pressure in the Hacksmith Industries version. It has a top speed of 7.4 miles (12 kilometers) per hour and two hands with 13 degrees of freedom to manage payloads up to 7,200 pounds (3,265 kg).
Leaving the details aside, the most crucial aspect of the Power Loader is that, despite its appearance as a heavy-duty construction device, it is actually a human-sized exoskeleton. A human may actually climb into this device and move around carrying cargo and placing it in its right location, just like Sigourney Weaver did in the Aliens movies.
The true test of such a heavy-lifter, however, is its capacity to combat hideous-looking savage animals from distant planets. So Hacksmith Industries set right to work to see what they could break down with this giant, and you can see all of the action in the video above.
However, the one complaint that we have is that his Power Loader still runs on diesel, despite the fact that it was designed to run on hydrogen. Fortunately, according to published future reports, Hacksmith Industries had just over three years to not only develop that technology but also change its name to Weyland Corp.