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How Forklifts Work

Forklifts are a necessary tool in most warehouses, shipping depots and manufacturing facilities. In fact, without forklifts, we wouldn't be able to move manufactured goods nearly as efficiently as we do today.


How Caterpillar Skid Steer Loaders & Multi Terrain Loaders Work

 How Caterpillar Skid Steer Loaders & Multi Terrain Loaders Work

You know those loaders used in construction and landscaping that dig up and pick up EVERYTHING? Learn how these incredible machines work! See more »

How Diesel Locomotives Work

 How Diesel Locomotives Work

Diesel locomotives are some of the coolest modes of transport out there. Giant machines like these are just full of technological treats. Explore a hybrid-diesel locomotive -- from engine to engineer controls. See more »

 Where should I sit to get the best ride on a roller coaster?

Do certain cars in a roller coaster train give a better ride? Why? Which is the best car? See more »

How Caterpillar Backhoe Loaders Work

 How Caterpillar Backhoe Loaders Work

You see backhoe-loaders on nearly every construction site around town. Learn how these amazing machines work and what they are able to do. See more »

How Gear Ratios Work

 How Gear Ratios Work

You see gears in just about anything that has spinning parts -- car engines, transmissions, VCRs... Learn what these gears are doing and get to the bottom of the "gear ratio" concept! See more »

How Gears Work

How Gears Work

Gears are a fundamental part of just about any mechanical object -- if it has a motor, engine or spring, it probably has gears! Learn dozens of fascinating facts about gears! See more »

 How do they get the balls in ball bearings so perfectly round and smooth?

How do manufacturers get the balls in ball bearings so perfectly round and smooth? See more »

What is a punkin chunkin?

 What is a punkin chunkin?

A punkin chunkin is explained in this article. Learn about a punkin chunkin. See more »

How Maglev Trains Work

 How Maglev Trains Work

Magnetic levitation trains are becoming a popular transportation topic all around the globe. Learn about electromagnetic suspension, the most popular type of maglev train. See more »

How Bearings Work

 How Bearings Work

Bearings are the invisible heroes inside many mechanical devices. Learn about all different kinds of bearings. See more »