Adventure 11 ~ Driving A Digger

FFTalbotOne thing that you may not know about me is that I used to be a retained fire fighter in a small town in Scotland.

At this point, I should maybe explain that I wasn’t the world’s greatest fire fighter due to my gift for being totally impractical.

Fast forward to 11th January 2014 and I find myself walking into an adventure requiring some practical talent! (Oh dear).

Today I am trying my hand at working a Kubota KX161-3 ~ a 5-ton class digger (there is a picture of the digger in its full glory below the video).

This is what I managed after a 2-minute training session :

diggerHere she is in all her glory. The first part of the arm from the cab is called the boom. The second part of the arm is called the dipper. The final part is called the bucket.

You’ll notice that I didn’t talk very much during the video : I had to concentrate quite hard!

I am just going outside and may be some time 🙂