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This Electric Cart Lets Puny Humans Pull an 18-Wheeler's 20-Ton Trailer

Normally you need an unhealthy dose of gamma radiation, or a billion dollar robot suit, to gain super strength. But this manually-operated electric tug lets even the puniest of humans drag around a 20-ton cargo trailer like it was a child’s toy wagon. Read more...
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