It might be officially called a Wacker Neuson Hydrostatic Trowel, but these ride-on machines are like a zamboni for concrete, smoothing and finishing the building material, thanks to water jets and fan blades which spin just above the surface. (Thanks Kathy!)
Forget simulators. Located in Pottsboro, TX and Hastings, MN, Extreme Sandbox will teach you how to operate heavy equipment – a bulldozer, a wheel loader, an excavator, or a fire truck – and have fun with them through various challenges.
To remove an aging overpass in Nanchang China, a veritable army of Hyundai excavation machines lined up and worked to rapidly demolish the old structure – removing the entire bridge in about 2 days, and reopening to traffic in 56 hours. (Thanks Hubert!)
An awesome time-lapse video of the installation of the swimming pool that was installed in Omaha, NE for the U.S. Olympic Trials back in 2012. This isn’t what we usually think of when somebody mentions an “above-ground pool.”
If you ever wondered how they add sections to a bridge these days, check out this incredible time-lapse of an industrial bridge-building machine that can cantilever itself out between pillars, and then slide pre-fab sections into place as it crawls forward.
Petri Perämäki demonstrates his precision at running an excavator, as he gently stacks a tower of individual nuts with heavy construction equipment. And if you had any suspicion that they’re magnetic, stick around ’til the end.
Build the most epic sandcastle on the beach with the help of these construction equipment inspired grips that can make short work of digging out even the stickiest of sand.
When you think of welding metal, it usually involves a torch or a high voltage arc – but in this amazing demo, we get to see that simply rubbing two objects together fast enough can fuse them.
Sit back and witness the unusual feat of crane lifting a crane lifting a crane lifting a crane lifting a model of a crane. As one YouTuber put it “German porn just keeps getting weirder.” (Thanks Timo!)
So you’ve got your 14-ton earth-mover stuck on a ridge and need to get it down. Watch as this driver uses creativity, skill (and some tires) to maneuver out of this tricky situation.
If you’ve ever used a construction excavator, you know they’re not the most precise vehicles. That didn’t stop this talented Bobcat driver from using one to delicately stack beer bottles and a golf ball.
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