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Remote-Controlled Highway Flagger
After almost getting killed by a car while working as a highway flag man, Richard Heinz, Rushville, Ill., lay in the ditch thinking: "There's got to be a better way."
  He soon came up with an idea for a remote-controlled flagger and spent the next 10 years working on it. He eventually took it to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The department liked it and, after testing a prototype unit, recently ordered 20 of the robot flaggers for more extensive testing across the state.
  Riding on wheels, the flagger consists of an upright sign with a flashing light above. The paddle-type sign says "Slow" on one side and "Stop" on the other. A hand-held controller connects to the flagger by an electric cord.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Endless Visions, Inc., 124 McAQllister, Rushville, Ill. 62681 (ph 217 322-3757).

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2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5