How to get an excavator stuck in a tree and how to get it back down

Updated Sep 19, 2015

Cat excavator stuck in a tree

What to do after your excavator becomes firmly lodged in a group of trees? Pull. Really hard.

How did it get there in the first place you ask?

YouTube uploader grizzlybob660 says he and his co-workers from Hulcher Services were called in to rescue this stuck Cat after it had tumbled about 300 feet down a hillside, coming to rest in the group of trees you see in the video below. The excavator is pretty dinged up after the whole ordeal but the crew is eventually able to get it free. However, anyone who’s ever paid for one of these machines will likely get a sick feeling in their stomach upon hearing all the creaking and crashing this thing does once it comes down.