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Mini-Diggers are Great – but Keep ’em Upright!

April 3, 2017
Image: cheezburger.com

Image: cheezburger.com

This picture reached us this morning. Evidence – if any was needed – that you have to do your maths before driving a Bobcat-type vehicle. The key issue here was the downward sloping ground.

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You don’t have to search hard to find that this isn’t an isolated problem. Small diggers are falling over in many places, through human error.

Image: informationcorporation.org

Image: informationcorporation.org

One can only assume this was a speed issue?

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And this one maybe handbrake? Any suggestions?

There are plenty of websites offering guidance for safe use of mini excavators. Here is one example.

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