MachinePix Weekly #45

This week's most popular post was a very efficient ice cream machine 🍦

Taking a break from interviews next week for Memorial Day, but expect more machine videos as I work through a backlog!

The most popular post this week was a popsicle extrusion machine. Ice cream machines have been widely featured in many previous popular posts.

I’m always looking for interesting people to interview, have anyone in mind?


The Week in Review

I actually really liked this machine—including the satisfying sound it makes—but disappointingly not many of you shared the sentiment. It was this week’s worst performing post 🥺

I went crazy trying to identify this helicopter. It turned out to be a Leonardo Lynx, but with a configuration of side windows and landing gear that I can’t seem to find anywhere else. A previous post shows a modernized Lynx executing an insane ship landing.

This locomotive was previously posted under the SM48 name; the original designation was the TEM2 (and the locomotive in this post is marked TEM2).

I should have clarified that the tractor is made by John Deere—the harvesting system is the RoboMax.


In NYC I noticed many ambulances were built on Ford Super Duties instead of vans. I wonder what the extra torque and power is used for? Or perhaps the supply chain for truck-based ambulances is just more robust? An ambulance crash test was featured in a previous post.

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