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Caterpillar dozer performs a handstand!

Digger Blogger | 17:14, Sat January 01 2011

This amazing shot has been sent in to the Digger blog by Tom Aspin, who had a long and illustrious career as a demonstration operator with the former Caterpillar dealership H. Leverton and included two appearances on the ITV game show You Bet.

Tom was working on a training assignment on Cat 777B dump trucks at the Bogasu Gold Mine in Ghana, West Africa around 1991.

This Caterpillar D7H was feeding a 988B loading shovel from the upper plateau at the time of the incident; unfortunately the shovel operator had seriously undermined the face, causing the dozer to fall due to its own weight.

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Tom said, “You could not have planned this if you tried, incredibly the dozer simply landed on its blade and we just hooked a chain on it and pulled it upright again!”

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