- Aug 14, 2016
I think there would be different ways to mine for things. One way is stay in place using a drilling platform and other is more mobile where the drilling/digging platform moves around. If you look at really large drilling and mining machines they tend to crawl around as they dig (like tunnel boring machines) or walk around on massive legs while looking like a some kind of metal dinosaur eating rocks. Don't get me wrong, the thumper is cool and all. But there is a reason why in real life make different machines for different jobs, some designed just work better than others for given job.