Next-Level Excavator Skills

Next-Level Excavator Skills

You’re probably pretty adept with your excavator. But have you ever used it to assemble a hot dog? Or build a little Lego truck? Check out this guy.

Finnish excavator operator Juha-Pekka Perämäki was hired for this 2015 commercial after Statoil Fuel & Retail, a chain of gas stations in northern Europe, discovered videos highlighting his skills. To promote the fact that Statoil stations were now offering better hot dogs, Perämäki was asked to prepare one using an 8.5-ton Caterpillar 308 excavator with grapple attachment and then feed it to his friend, Antti. Creative agency SMFB Engine produced the video and says no special effects were employed, and Perämäki missed only once in 30 takes.

Click here to watch another video of Perämäki using a 23-ton Hitachi ZX210 excavator to assemble tiny Lego truck.


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