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Can you crack an egg with a Cat excavator? You Bet you can

Digger Blogger | 19:27, Wed February 29 2012

Check out this amazing video from the highly successful television series You Bet, which was essential Saturday night viewing from 1988 until the series was withdrawn from the schedule in 1997.

This challenge took place on the show in September 1992 and featured our friend and Digger Blog reader Tom Aspin and his colleague Alan Dennis, both of whom were experienced Caterpillar demonstrators for H. Leverton Ltd, who were the main dealers for Caterpillar products in those days.

The Challenge see’s Alan at the controls of a 20 ton Cat 320L hydraulic excavator attempting to break 5 eggs in 3 minutes with the tooth of the bucket but without breaking the glasses holding the eggs. Oh and I forgot to mention Alan is blindfolded and being guided by Tom on the ground!

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The Caterpillar 320L was a brand new model at the time of this show, having been launched in Malaga a few weeks before the show and featuring the new Maestro style cab.  

We would like to thank Tom Aspin for sharing the DVD with us for fellow readers to enjoy. And a very special thank you to Plantworx & EHS PR guru Louise Murphy, for editing the clips for us.  


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