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Old April 8th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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Man climbs tower...with an excavator.

This one probably has been around before. Kinda cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=RobaJKGMMiE
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Old April 8th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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Is it just me, or does Youtube blow today?

I've seen that before, but not so formal.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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Is it just me, or does Youtube blow today?

I've seen that before, but not so formal.
Been sucking for two days....
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Old April 8th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #4
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Wow, I'm impressed with that structure to hold all that weight.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 06:29 PM   #5
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So its a big advertisement stunt for the equipment manufacturer? I've seen it before, and looked kinda cool, but this one looks like they took the show on the road.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #6
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i'm surprised the hydraulics can handle the weight of the machine. thats insane. wish it was in english
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #7
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So what happens if a hyrdo line bursts?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #8
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The vid: http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...ight=excavator

The pictures: http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...ight=excavator

Ahh the interwebz where everything old is new again.

Even though there are safety catches so it cannot fall it still takes a huge set to do that
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #9
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This one probably has been around before. Kinda cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=RobaJKGMMiE
Its a , but a good one. It comes around about once every 1-2 years.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #10
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Repost or not..that takes some big ones to try that..awesome video.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #11
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as a heavy equiptment oppreator myself, that vid gave me a chubby.



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the worst. but, that would never happen.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 11:28 PM   #12
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i'm surprised the hydraulics can handle the weight of the machine. thats insane. wish it was in english
never been around any heavy equipment, have you?

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So what happens if a hyrdo line bursts?
oil sprays, cylinder locks

this machine is heavily modified for this trick, obviously...heavy duty boom with multiple cylinders, heavy duty quick coupler with multiple cylinders, heavy duty stick with a boom cylinder swapped on, dual coupler attached to lock track frame to the structure, safety valves on the cylinders (in case a line did blow..requires hydraulic pressure to be applied to one end of cylinder in order to release the other end)


still wouldnt catch me doing more then the first lift

what surprises me is that they still have a fully intact counterweight on it...I'd think they would have removed it and put on a fake one


btw....Leibherr blows...



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Old April 8th, 2010, 11:40 PM   #13
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YouTube- Menzi Muck A81 Demo at the Factory in Widnau SG, Switzerland
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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #14
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YouTube- Bad Day

LOL oops...somebody hired a stupid operator
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Old April 9th, 2010, 05:40 AM   #15
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That was pretty cool, im very impressed with that machine
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:17 AM   #16
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Were those the Spice Girls talking with the fro guy? WTF were they doing there?
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Old April 9th, 2010, 08:13 AM   #17
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Old April 9th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #18
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I thought they would of had to have the counter weight removed or a fake one also as Yota Bill said. I haven't been around them enough to know if the weight is real or not. As for the hydraulics, that part is easy to believe. I have worked with hydraulic simulators at a research/tech center. I have been standing next to a formula one car that looked to be floating in mid air. We had a hydraulic cylinder under each wheel, traveling up and down so fast that it looked as if there was about 8" of air space between the tire and the plate that was attached to the cylinder. It was very cool.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #19
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I like that the operator is wearing a lap belt...
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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #20
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I like that the operator is wearing a lap belt...
yeah, thats all they come with, shoulder belt restricts movement if you need to look around.
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