Backhoe takes bad bounce after being uprighted, is swallowed by jungle

Updated Feb 1, 2015

Backhoe swallowed by jungle

Things were going so well for this crew. After managing to bring this overturned backhoe back onto its wheels, something happens that they did not anticipate. Apparently not accounting for the steep slope bordering this road, the truck being used to pull the backhoe up, gives it a good last yank which causes the backhoe to take a bad bounce right over the side of the embankment hidden by the tall grass. Seconds later, the backhoe has seemingly disappeared in to the thick brush. Always be aware of your surroundings when tossing around heavy equipment. And don’t miss the video below.