Where No Excavator Has Gone Before

Mon, 04/19/2010 - 6:37am

If you put a man in a big machine, like this excavator, chances are at some point he'll try to do some crazy stunt with it. The people at Liebherr are no different. To prove the strength of their hydraulic system, they put this excavator to the ultimate test: a vertical climb. It's hard to explain here, so direct yourself toward the videos to see for yourself. It's quite the impressive feat. Getting down, however...

Editor's note: If you're interested in seeing how the climbing structure is built, and the excavator's long ascent to the top, check out the first video. To jump straight into the action, scroll down to the second.

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