Leave it to the Germans

   / Leave it to the Germans #1  


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Sep 4, 2007
Near Portland, Oregon
New Holland TC33D, LT4000
I'm not quite certain what they were trying to accomplish with this.

But, whatever it was, the guy does know his stuff when it comes to running this machine!

   / Leave it to the Germans #2  
One way to sell your product..YIKES.
   / Leave it to the Germans #3  
This was in the German TV Show "Wetten dass ??" (could be translated as "Place your Bet!") , the excavator operator placed a bet that he would be able to climb a 15 m (45 ft) tower with his 15 tons excavator without any help. He won!

Years ago they had a guy with a full-sized, brand-new excavator who was able to light a BIC gas lighter by pressing on it with one of the teeth on the bucket.
   / Leave it to the Germans #4  
The budget Liebherr has for marketing and public relations, could feed a 3rd world country for a year...
At the German earthmoving show Bauma, they hire an entire 5 star hotel for Liebherr relations only... Dealers, importers from all over the world sleep there during the exhibition. Its just outrageous...

This excavator must have been purpose built, as i cant see any commercial user want a front shovel on a 15 ton machine...