Cool excavator video

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  1. itjisfo

    itjisfo NRA Member

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    I think that will likely be the strangest thing I see today or, perhaps, this week.

    He sure does trust the engineering that went into that attachment system.
     

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    Notice the reporter guy toward the end, standing righ under it :wow:
     
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    Damn...:wow:

    Then he has to climb all the way back down.
     
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    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Cool, but not that difficult for someone who operates heavy equipment for a living. My dad operated every piece of heavy equipment made for 30 years...he just watched it and said it's easily done. He said the biggest risk is either something breaking on the tower, or the trackhoe busting a hydraulic line.
     
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    This is from a German TV show called "WETTEN DASS" .... "BET THAT"

    Actually it used to be a good show with a presenter called Thomas Gottschalk who was into some STRANGE stuff....

    Still a pretty good piece of film..
     
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    Not something I would be willing to do...
     
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    Yeah, OOPS, Hydraulic leak! :whistling:
     
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    :wow: That guys got balls the size of water melons. Pretty cool video, long, lame music.

    I am surprised the shovel holds the weight of the rest of the machine, I have never seen anything like that.
     
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    I used to work for Liebherr, and they do some wild things for demonstrations. They had a video of one of the huge mining shovels. They filled the bucket with water, then dumped it out onto a car. It crushed the car by the shear volume of water dumping down on it. And as far as the hydraulic hose busting, the track hoe would not fall, there are holding valves in the system that prevents that from happening. In the cranes they have them also. If you are lifting a load, and the hydraulic system springs a leak, the holding valves will seal off the system keeping the load from crashing down.
     
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    Yeah, the biggest risk is really either the tower or the boom breaking somewhere.
     
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    I think the credit should go to the designers and builders of that tower. That is one amazing special purpose built piece of engineering.
     
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    OMG! That operator has more nerve than brains. I've run a backhoe for a lot of years, but there's no way on earth I'd get anywhere near THAT!
     
  15. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    OK, 14 responses, no one's asked:

    What's the point?? When do I want an excavator on a tower????
     
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    Plus one. It's been standard for quite a while now.

    Cool demonstration!
     
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    Why climb Mt. Everest? Because it's there and you can.

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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Maybe they need to excavate the 33rd floor of a building??? I can SORTA see Everest. This? Colossal waste of time and money if it's just to impress people.
     
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    I saw the video your talking about it's pretty funny here it is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKjaqYUA11k