Excavator stuck boom-deep in mud spins as operator works to free it from flooded cab

Updated Nov 10, 2014

Excavator stuck boom deep in mud

This is one of the few “stuck videos” that we’ve come across that doesn’t appear to have a happy ending. It’s also one of the more stuck excavators we’ve ever seen caught on video. This thing is boom-deep in thick, soupy mud. And yet, its operator, like the captain of the Titanic, is going down with his machine, still aboard his vessel, doing his best to spin her out. Luckily, he was able to open the cab door before things got too serious. A second un-stuck excavator comes along to do its part, tugging with a cable of some sort to try and tow its beleaguered friend to safety. But all to avail. Ever been in a hopeless situation like this one? What did you do? Let us know in the comments.