Howe & Howe Tech
Premieres: Southeast Asia on Sept 2 at 11:00 pm; Australasia on Sept 9 at 8:30 pm
TWINS PUSH THE LIMITS OF INNOVATION WITH THEIR MARVELOUS MACHINES, ON HOWE & HOWE TECH
- Brand new series follows brothers Mike and Geoff and their crew as they build some of the most extreme vehicles -
Double trouble hits Discovery Channel as identical twins Mike and Geoff Howe hone their craft on a brand new series premiering this month. HOWE & HOWE TECH follows the family business of identical twin brothers, Mike and Geoff, as they stretch the limits of creativity and innovation by building ingenious off-the-wall machines with their loyal shop crew. A company that prides itself on outside-the-toolbox thinking, resilience and never-quit attitude, HOWE & HOWE TECH reveals the exploits behind Mike and Geoff's take on extreme vehicle fabrication and design.
The tight-knit team at Howe and Howe Technologies is led by identical twins Mike and Geoff Howe with close support provided by their wives Tracy and Tammy, two sisters who take care of the office and marketing duties. Next in the chain of command is Will McMaster who provides direction for the team and coordinates all aspects of production. The loyal foot soldiers are all skilled machinists, welders and jacks-of-all-trades who are ready for just about anything Mike and Geoff can throw at them.
HOWE & HOWE TECH follows Mike and Geoff as they take on extreme vehicle modifications projects including for potential clients such as the U.S. Army and SWAT. From high-speed military tanks to supercharged subterranean rovers, the tumultuous twins will push the limits of innovation by building the most outrageous machines you have ever seen. Working with their wives and their skilled shop crew, the Howe brothers put everything they have into their inventions. No idea is too crazy to try, but the success or failure of each invention could make or break their small shop that is on the verge of huge success.
HOWE & HOWE TECH episode descriptions:
Badger Goes Boom
The twins' ultra-mini tank - the Badger - secures a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the "Smallest All-Terrain Armoured Vehicle." The recognition inspires them to beef-up the Badger's armour so they can market the tank to SWAT teams and bomb squads. As a reward for completing the Badger, Mike and Geoff will treat the shop crew to a survival trip in the woods. After a long, hard weekend of work, the team finishes the Badger just in time to test its armour. But will their new design stand up against high caliber guns and deadly amounts of TNT?
Subterranean Rover Blues
The Howe brothers are building their latest invention, the Subterranean Rover-1 (SR-1), a rugged off-road vehicle designed to travel deep into coal mine tunnels. With the delivery date long past due, the practical jokes end and the shop crew shifts into high gear. Despite the time crunch, Mike and Geoff are also designing a weapon component that may save the lives of U.S. soldiers in combat called the "Dragon Tail" - a spear-like device that can latch on to and drag away suspicious vehicles. When a last-minute design flaw on the SR-1 threatens to cancel the contract, the wives get caught up in the drama and tempers flare.
The US Army has asked the Howe brothers to modify their most famous vehicles, two high-speed tanks "Ripsaw MS1" and "Ripsaw MS2". Ripsaw MS1 is a remote-controlled tank and Ripsaw MS2 is a manned version; and the challenge is to make Ripsaw MS2 operate remotely as well. In the middle of it all, Mike, Geoff and their amazing Ripsaws must star in a TV show called Popular Science: The Future Of. The publicity is great but the rigorous test-drive for the TV cameras ruins the wheels on MS-2 and the twins have to order new ones. Will the new wheels arrive on time? And will a last minute technical glitch jeopardize the brothers' important military contracts?
Ripsaw's Mini Me
Geoff and Mike get the idea to build a miniature version of the Ripsaw, an ultra-fast military tank. They call their newest invention "Mini-Rip" and market it to the general public as a recreational vehicle. The twins hope to finish Mini-Rip just in time to debut at the annual Grass Drags, a large motor-sports event in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, the team gets an order for three more SR-1 Subterranean Rovers and Geoff has to go down to Texas to show off the Ripsaw's amazing abilities in hopes of getting more contracts with the army. Managing several large projects at once puts a strain on the brothers' relationship and jeopardises the completion of their latest and greatest machine.
Personal Assault Lander
Geoff is inspired to build a hi-speed concept-vehicle, the Personal Assault Lander (PAL) that can travel on water and land. It has been a life-long dream of his, and despite the company's deadlines, he decides it is time to do it. However, the team is having trouble fabricating a fleet of Subterranean Rovers and is way behind schedule. In a reversal of their usual roles, Mike is the responsible one, worrying about their core business, while Geoff is focusing on a far-out research and development project. The tension only grows as the PAL hits some serious speed bumps and the Rovers fall further behind. Will Geoff hit another R&D home-run or will his pet project sink the shop?
Members of a SWAT unit have put in a request to see a field test of a fully functioning Badger, the world's smallest armoured tank. But after the last blast test blew its tracks to pieces, the Howe brothers are left scrambling to resurrect the Badger. Adding to the time crunch, the crew still has to work on building three Subterranean Rovers for a mining company and they are way behind. And with so many projects in full swing, the twins also need to find a shop big enough to fit their growing business.