Lego Technic 42032 is a cool compact tracked loader, with a fork to keep all stuff you want in the shovel. The set is quite small, with very interesting functions and lots of details : seats, control levels, revolving light, lights, exhaust, and tail lights. Very good work from Lego designers !
Unfortunately, some points needs to be reviewed :
- Fork on the shovel is nice and useful, but when you manipulate shovel it creates movements on the fork, and vice-versa.
- Arms of the shovel rubs on tracks when shovel is in the lowest position.
- At the rear of the loader, a gear has to be turned anti-clockwise to move arm up, and movement of arm is quite slow.
So, I decided to do some modifications to improve this set 🙂
So, what’s new ? First of all, the fork has been removed. Yes, it’s a feature which has been removed, but the style is more like real tracked loaders, and there are no more perturbations on the fork when you move shovel. To avoid rubs on tracks, a new stop has been added at the rear of the vehicle. And finally, to improve arm movement and invert rotation direction, 24T gear at the rear has been replaced by two 8T gears.