Excavator walks a tightrope

Updated Jan 27, 2018

Excavator Tightrope

We saw a dozer do it and we thought, surely no one else is dumb enough to try something like this. Turns out we were kind of wrong.

I say “kind of” because this scenario is a far more controlled situation than that dozer attempt we first saw a couple years back. This is a stunt coordinated by Chinese equipment manufacturer Sany with one of the company’s excavators tethered to a crane should the unthinkable happen.

Despite the tether, this is still clearly a feat that takes a fair amount of operator skill (and probably a lot of practice). Check out the video and its overdramatic editing below.