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Posted February 20, 2012 - 08:51 AM

That could have been my little brother Derek, he is outrageous on anything with levers, at age 10 with a broken wrist too, won a contest similar to that , but with a plastic spoon taped to a bucket tooth and a Styrofoam cup and some poles with bells. Way cool, he won any machine rental for free for a month from Deere . That was 27 years ago, and he never has stopped running machinery, he is incredible, I'm not the worst, but next to him.... Not even close.
Guys like that are worth every penny they can be paid !

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:02 AM

Wow!

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:32 AM

That is impressive, there are some good operators out there.
My dad was nearly that good. I've been in a ditch and had him scratch my back with a back hoe.
A few years ago at 77(Dad), my son needed a water line put in. Dad had not run a hoe in 30 yrs and never ran one with joystick controls.. I rented a Bobcat excavator and he dug 80 ft of ditch and depth did not vary over 2" in the whole run.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 10:07 AM

That's amazing. I always stop and watch the guys at the salvage yard as they set a car off the trailer then gently remove the tires and stack them back on the trailer or pick up a piece of scrap metal and toss it over to another pile. Other people's work always looks simple when they're a true craftsman at what they do.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 11:18 AM

I could empty the bottles for him though.


I was thinking the same thing.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 05:56 AM

Awesome! The machine must have to be in top condition to do that as well. Any slack in the pins or jerking in the hydraulics and it wouldn't happen.

:ditto:

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:41 AM

Amazing. Thanks.

Him, I would let drive my very favorite GT. :thumbs:

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Amazing. Thanks.

Him, I would let drive my very favorite GT. :thumbs:



But before he had a "few" ,right ? :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:25 AM

Not only does it take good operating and a tight machine, But alot of has to do with vision and having great depth perception. There was an older guy I used to operate with and when he was doing pipeline work aparently he used to unscrew the gas cap off the tamper with the teeth and the guys in the trench would never know where it went. I never saw it myself but heard the story from many guys.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 10:17 PM

That is just amazing, thanks for the video :thumbs:

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Holy Crow!!! I cant believe how skilled that guy is.


That's AMAZING




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