Excavators squeezing trees to pieces makes for mesmerizing compilation

Updated Mar 26, 2016

IMG_0235There are certain mundane tasks that, no matter how common, you could watch all day. For us, excavators ripping apart large tree trunks as easy as you might pinch a twig in half is one of those tasks.

The below video compiles a wide variety of excavators and attachments, mostly grapples and the like. Some incorporate a saw but the most satisfying cuts come from those with extremely powerful shears, specifically the very first featured.

While watching dozers move mountains of dirt is impressive, there’s definitely an mesmerizing quality all its own in a machine that can quickly crush and pluck trees nearly 2 feet in diameter from the earth in mere seconds. Check it out below.