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Thursday, January 23, 2020

A Once In A Lifetime Find.... Phil's Gonna Be Reeeeal Jealous...


From the video:



An old excavator broke down 16 years ago and was abandoned in the middle of a trail on a steep slope in my neighbors forest. My neighbor wanted it out of the way so he can use the trail again, he said I can have the excavator for scrap metal so I went to investigate.
















6 comments:

  1. What damage Phil could do with a find like that!

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  2. I'm thinking that the coffee can over the exhaust pipe wasn't 16 years old out there in the woods.

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  3. Now I want one. I would prefer a bulldozer, though........

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKjr3rdqrc4

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  4. I about had a fit when I watched this several months ago, especially at the end when he finally finds out why it was abandoned.

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  5. Cut to the chase for those of us with very little bandwidth?

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  6. Old Radar Tech, there was of course a whole bunch of things wrong with it, it took the guy a month of packing batteries, fuel and doing repairs to get it going but as I recall, there was a broken bolt under it that connected the control lever linkage for one of the tracks to the hydraulic valve.
    Basically it would only travel in circles.

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