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Diggers and bobcats

Published Thu 18 September 2008 23:52 (+1200)
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Turns out that Anne Troake's Pretty Big Dig – essentially dancing excavators (the bit where they touch hands and spin is pretty impressive) is just the tip of the iceberg.

Turns out the Bobcats, the zippy little cuboid guys with buckets and wheels, have great control and a nice even weight distribution which makes them just great for Bobcat Freestyle – tipping up onto two wheels and spinning and rolling around:

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Meanwhile, not to be outdone by these Thai guys unloading their big excavator by, um, interesting means (that rear axle has to take the weight of the truck plus the digger on its bearings!) -

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- this bobcat operator shows you how to do it with flair… and possibly expensive repairs if you take our the cars whizzing by a metre away:

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Not everyone has teh skillz though :)

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