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by Nick Drew  |  Thu 14 Nov 2019

Top 5 Things NOT to do in an Excavator

I was sent this video by one of our regular readers who is always keen to point out the rights and wrongs of operating machines from his point of view, so Iím happy to share it here on the Digger Man Blog.

Top 5 Things NOT to do in an Excavator

It’s probably fair comment to say that our friend Kenneth Hatcher likes to do things by the rule book, and with over 30 years of machine operating experience under his belt who are we to argue. One of his particular bugbears is operators digging over the track motors, which as we all know technically is not recommended, however when you have some aggressive foreman shouting at you to get the job done, you don’t always have the time to position the machine correctly as per the aforementioned rule book!

This video from the team at Extreme Sandbox which is a heavy machinery based “hands on” adventure attraction in Minnesota, America, offers a top 5 of things not to do in an excavator. For many it will be like teaching your granny to suck eggs, but for youngsters coming through there are valuable basic tips to be learnt.

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