Perhaps, you’ve driven a tractor or excavator before. Maybe you think you’re pretty good at operating such machinery. But, do you think you’re as good as this driver? Not to assume and make an ass of “u” and me, but we’re just going to go ahead and assume that you’re not. Unless you’re out there practicing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there’s just no way. This dude’s an artist with construction equipment. A regular Picasso or van Gogh, and the excavator claw is his paint brush.
Driving a Hitachi ZX210-11 with Engcon EC30 rototilt, Petri Peramaki stacks 10, count ’em 10, two-inch nuts with pinpoint precision. The guy made a straight-up tower out of the little things. Who knows how much practice time it took him to pull this off, but the dude’s got some serious skills. How did he manage not to knock this whole thing over? Talk about having some hardcore patience.
If this video taught us anything, it’s this: Cool things can happen when you’re bored at a construction site. I mean, Petri stacked those things like they were LEGO blocks or Lincoln Logs. I don’t know what the world record is for highest nut tower made via excavator, but our guy has to be close to the record. It just goes to show that even the most seemingly useless of skills can lead to one seriously epic viral video.
Now, it’s been more than five years since this video came out, which has us wondering if Petri has been able to top himself since then. Maybe he’s making stacks up to 20 now? Petri, if you’re reading this, hit us up with the sequel!
This post was first published on November 11, 2019.