The Largest And Most Stuck Excavator I’ve Ever Recovered

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  • @JourneywithBrandon
    @JourneywithBrandon2 жыл бұрын

    I didn't think I was going to spend 30 minutes watching people dig an excavator out of a mud pit, but here I am enjoying it more than discovery channel in my hotel.

  • @leonhazlip2163


    2 жыл бұрын

    My guess 9hrs 45minutes

  • @maryjohn2988


    2 жыл бұрын

    Are you married ?

  • @magisterrleth3129


    2 жыл бұрын

    It's basically the same content, but with less commercials. The triumph of decentralized content creation at work.

  • @johnathanw.yother2546


    2 жыл бұрын

    Thinking back to your lowboy crawl a couple vlogs back as I'm binge watching your recoveries got me to thinking about some videos a couple years back of MASSIVE equipment transports where every individual trailer had electric independent steering (& drive)... I wonder how much faster and safer you could get staged if you incorporated low-speed steering on your lowboys to turn the rear of them into sharp turns way faster... I've watched some of your fabrication videos & I'm positive your shop could do the mods & safety speed restrictions completely in-house. Just my penny's worth of possibilities...

  • @jimfetzer996


    2 жыл бұрын

    It'll take you less than 12 hours

  • @gubermon5903
    @gubermon59038 ай бұрын

    You obviously know what you are doing, but the amount of people standing next to cables under tension gives me the willies. Stay safe and keep doing great work!

  • @mrdooman


    7 ай бұрын

    They seemed to have absolutely no respect for if one of those things breaks. I know they're professionals... .but yikes.

  • @taylorfurr6530


    5 ай бұрын

    27 hours 26 minutes 11 seconds

  • @proctortoad


    4 ай бұрын

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Wild.

  • @iqcool


    3 ай бұрын

    I could tell pretty quick what kind of guy the owner was when he had his entire family with young kids getting close to watch it, he walked the taught pull rope like a tightrope, nobody was wearing any high vis or hardhats, the 450 squeaked constantly indicating it had no grease in any of the pins and was thus very poorly maintained, and the fact he had an ancient Cat D7 to help pull it free. All I'm saying is that I'm not super surprised he got that 450 that stuck.

  • @divineknowledge4607


    3 ай бұрын

    ​@@iqcoolcup cake wars is very intense too!

  • @dave9351
    @dave935110 ай бұрын

    21:45 Folks standing amongst those cables gave me the shivers... You Mention 22:11 "A bad time for everyone, if one of these cables breaks"... I'm a former Navy Sailor that went to Nam on an "Oiler" (USS Mispillion AO105) and witnessed (or I should say, saw the aftermath) of an emergency breakaway while refueling an aircraft carrier. The cables we used were heavier than yours and when they snapped... Gawd, it was pretty crazy the damage done to the steel super structure of our ship from the whipping cable. Stand clear folks... we heard the horror stories from the crew who'ed been onboard for years and I won't repeat that here, but one can only imagine the destructive power of a snapped cable.

  • @sidneyvanzandt2473


    Ай бұрын

    That is a huge FACT!! Yea, I will not say what would happen to a human body if one of them were to snap, much less the damage to piece of steel.. I was in the US Navy as well, and heard some stories. I was on the USS Kansas City AOR 3 when we had a emergency breakaway.. Not fun at all..

  • @robertpearson8546
    @robertpearson85467 ай бұрын

    It's incredible that your cables never break and kill everyone near them.

  • @Touay.


    7 ай бұрын

    indeed ... flying bits of shackle!

  • @butchgreene


    5 ай бұрын

    Only takes once...and you'll never see that video.

  • @JelMain


    2 ай бұрын

    @@butchgreene Happened to one of my ancestors in the 19th Century, a tug boat captain in Portsmouth UK. Cut in half when the hawse broke.

  • @TheBinaryHappiness


    2 ай бұрын

    @@JelMain that's a very curious piece of info. it's cool that you can trace your lineage that far back, really gives you a healthier perspective on life i know that my grand grand father war a blacksmith in a Siberian village, early 1900s, and he got kicked in the chest by a horse during horse shoe-ing process

  • @JelMain


    2 ай бұрын

    @@TheBinaryHappiness Those were the days. The family was prominent in the town, which stopped for his funeral. Although we can't trace the lineage before c1760, their trade indicates they were from Orkney, in the clan which was headed by St Magnus, and from there the Sagas go back to c500CE, including such lovely people of Eric Bloodaxe. On the other side, with one uncertainty during the French Revolution when identities were fluid, we go back to Rome - but then again, so does much of Europe!

  • @badasssamurai4954
    @badasssamurai4954 Жыл бұрын

    Being a ironworker foreman for 30+ years and being around cranes and heavy equipment for my entire life, if I lived anywhere close to you I would sweep floors for free until you brought me on to your team! I absolutely love you're channel and the team you have are amazing!!!

  • @LostMurf
    @LostMurf7 ай бұрын

    I bet this was like a 6.5 hr job, placing those mats correctly probably took most the time. Great vid and keep up the awesome work you do!

  • @atifmehuddin3189
    @atifmehuddin31892 жыл бұрын

    I like the way heavy d stops and listen to his crew when they have suggestions. also nobody is shouting everyone is talking to each other. well respected heavy d

  • @anatolilukanov7675


    2 жыл бұрын

    Yea I was surprised that no one was screaming. Everybody was chill and not stressed out.

  • @tarn1135


    2 жыл бұрын

    I had that exact same thought a week ago after watching like 40 videos. I mean they could have just edited it all out, but I doubt it.

  • @jasonpycroft2047


    2 жыл бұрын

    10 m

  • @xcynn3rx


    2 жыл бұрын

    No one has untreated adhd

  • @nicolaablett7790


    2 жыл бұрын

    tamam emotional intelligence

  • @dustinswartz7540
    @dustinswartz7540 Жыл бұрын

    I have been a equipment operator my entire life and I have never seen a piece of equipment that stuck yet. Good job men 👏 👍

  • @Jacob-64


    Жыл бұрын

    You haven't been around enough if you think that was bad ....just saying ,suction was the biggest enemy on this job .

  • @GameTimeWhy


    Жыл бұрын

    @@Jacob-64 I've never seen a machine that stuck before either and I've been operating machines in mud bogs, swamps and mountain passes.

  • @charlesmayberry2825


    Жыл бұрын

    The only machine I ever had to dig out that was mired in like that was an old Loraine drag shovel in a sand pit that hadn't been active in 4-5 years, so several years of wet seasons unmoved sitting on a sand bed, it had sank completely up to the cabin, To be fair, we were a little less kind with our choice of tools pulling it out. Dozers and skidders chained up together make for one hell of a pull. Still was a lot of digging, and work to get it out. The downside, the engine was not in serviceable condition so we pulled it out as complete dead weight

  • @scottmartin6594


    Жыл бұрын

    They only suck the undercarriage. I've seen excavators where the whole entire carbody is buried and part of the cab underneath

  • @michaelmaker8169


    Жыл бұрын

    Guess some know when to get out when it gets deep 😂.

  • @sammureno6862
    @sammureno6862 Жыл бұрын

    That was one of the most awesome things I have ever seen. You pretty much risked your own Excavator to get the other one out and saved one man's family of their livelihood. A big hug to you and your crew.

  • @23bobjr


    Жыл бұрын

    hardly their livlihood.

  • @edwardbolus8081


    Жыл бұрын

    36 hrs

  • @bubu_please


    Жыл бұрын

    You have not seen many things in your life, sorry

  • @feelinghealingfrequences7179


    Жыл бұрын

    10:52 so ur saying u like big hoes

  • @roycewilkins5636


    Жыл бұрын


  • @ross.neuberth
    @ross.neuberth2 ай бұрын

    Watching one cat dig out his friend! Nature is beautiful! So heartwarming!

  • @maxnuccio2440
    @maxnuccio2440 Жыл бұрын

    I feel like a time lapse of the whole event from one high angle on jobs like this would be really cool. Throw it in at the end so we can see how the whole job went down in a minute or two ;)

  • @gubermon5903


    8 ай бұрын

    Great work for a drone

  • @The81ubb


    22 күн бұрын

    ​@@gubermon5903 a drone? Never I need to bee in the air for hours

  • @MrTdogg175
    @MrTdogg1752 жыл бұрын

    I spotted something I have pretty big respect for, I mean of course I respect the entire hustle and getting people out of these situations and recovering their equipment and vehicles but one small detail I noticed Sparks do was around 15:00 when the other guy was like “let’s get that hook off” and he approached the bucket of sparks excavator, Sparks took his hands completely off the controls so that the machine is completely dead stopped which is a huge and good habit to be in, seen too many people get smacked because someone went to get something out of a bucket and the operator didn’t stop in his tracks and let go of the controls. Awesome job paying as close attention as possible and making sure no one gets hurt in these recoveries man. I’m in the landscaping industry and for those in that industry, in the construction industry, whatever industry you’re in with heavy equipment, always a good habit to have when you have hands on the ground helping you with things so you don’t have to get out of the machine a million times. I love these recovery videos and have been bingeing them since I found your channel, such a cool vibe and I don’t even watch tv anymore cause of this channel and channels like this over the past year that compose their videos to come out like a tv show but better, less commercials, more personal, better content. Can’t beat it. Stay safe and have fun out there Sparks and crew!

  • @blinkerfluid4712


    Жыл бұрын

    Its even better when they isolate the machine with the safety lever i came up with an idea 15 years ago with a red light green light on top of cab connected to safety lever when red light was on you couldn’t go near machine as soon as operators attention was had and green light was on you could do your business as a groundsman i have seen several companies adopt this over the years.

  • @wernervandermerwe8422


    Жыл бұрын

    @@blinkerfluid4712 should be called blinker light instead

  • @willlesieur4645


    Жыл бұрын

    Hands off is first rule when bodies approach. Good catch.

  • @BMikeAD


    Жыл бұрын

    Yup, if you're ground crew get a hands up visual and if you're operating honk the fuckin horn at em if they just approach without visual.

  • @crombejyt


    Жыл бұрын

    I rewatched that part. I see it was the guy with the red shirt. I can also predict what he would say if his arm or another body part of his ever got mangled up... "Oh, that's the way it came from the factory!" Lol! That guy's a hoot!

  • @lorimodesitt4259
    @lorimodesitt4259 Жыл бұрын

    Great job, looked like a lot of fun. I like all the "Factory" stuff on the big truck specially the bumper and tail lights, lol. Y'all are great, hope to meet y'all some day

  • @TEIN-qi3ie


    Жыл бұрын

    I died at "factory rust"

  • @PRC533
    @PRC533 Жыл бұрын

    As a safety guy who has investigated too many trench collapses, these conditions really make me nervous with the combination of unconsolidated ground and water plus a lot of vibration from heavy equipment. As the video showed, those sides were very unstable and prone to sloughing. I was happy to see one side of the hole looked to be sloped back pretty well, the other side was a bit too vertical for my liking. It might be worth installing some shoring for projects like this in the future, but It seemed like everyone was aware of the hazards for the most part. You guys did good work and showed excellent communication. It's always a pleasure to see a group of professionals at work.

  • @LongdistanceRider22
    @LongdistanceRider224 ай бұрын

    Great recovery… love how you use the bucket to offset the weight. ❤

  • @lgannawa
    @lgannawa11 ай бұрын

    If there ever was a person who found their calling, it’s this man. He’s entirely too good at these huge problems.

  • @danb2936
    @danb293619 күн бұрын

    Amazing rescue...but the amount of people still near the cables under full pull is crazy...they'll rip you to pieces faster than a blink... either use weighted bags on them or double the distance on the people ❤❤❤

  • @aleveraj
    @aleveraj2 жыл бұрын

    14:16 That's a clear sign of a great family... wifey's down there, shoveling mud with the guys, helping clear those tracks!! Way to go girl!!

  • @hakarmuhsin6995


    2 жыл бұрын

    She is in great shape too after all those kids great woman !

  • @ralphalvarez5465


    2 жыл бұрын

    She's laughing and smiling through the whole thing! What a woman!

  • @richardwebster9557


    2 жыл бұрын

    32hrs. And 23mins.

  • @mtl-ss1538


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@richardwebster9557 New Zealand has big logging trucks. Gross Masses of around 150-tonne., New Zealand- Classic Chip Trucking with 8V92TA-13sp.@ 40t NZ farmers trees been logged,@57ton gross. Largest Sawmill in NZ .>

  • @tomgraham7755


    2 жыл бұрын

    LDS WIFES raise children and stand buy their husband to help with their chours.

  • @Sandpebbles60
    @Sandpebbles60 Жыл бұрын

    Im binge watching from 7 yrs back till now, I guessed 14 hrs, but no where did it say how long cept it took one day.. great job men and MAMA out there digging too. I love love all your content!

  • @waytoson
    @waytoson Жыл бұрын

    I know its an older video, but I love watching because in the video where you pulled Craigs(?) boat back into lake Meade one of your crew said "He has never failed. 100% success". It makes watching these videos much more fun to watch. TFS

  • @indica_daze
    @indica_daze7 ай бұрын

    Been watching Matt's off road recovery for years just found this I think I'm a fan this is only my second vid

  • @mikhail9298
    @mikhail9298 Жыл бұрын

    You're great crew doing amazingly hard work. Keep on. And after all you find some time to help Craig at lake Mead to get his boat out of exposed beach just for free. You're big hearted men, thank you for showing there is a place for humanity.

  • @ChrisWilliams-wm3jr


    Жыл бұрын

    hi chris from uk here i guess 14 hours 20 mins

  • @nicholasmendoza6159
    @nicholasmendoza61592 ай бұрын

    I love your guys work and you are good at it. Something that will make things a little easier and less risky: Next time try hitting Dozer first, clean up around the site and get the working ground lower. Then Assume the direction in which the water is coming from, dig a deep trech about 4-5 ft deeper than how deep the tractor is sinking. This breaks the hydraulic bond of the water underground, reduces the movement from pumping more water into the wreck. This jist makes it easier to work and reduces the headache of getting in and out to the wreck.

  • @mad151maxx4
    @mad151maxx45 ай бұрын

    Love this video. I have been working in the ground for 35+years, water,sewer,drain, gas, etc piping. Plus bridges, tunnels, etc.. in boston on "the big dig" , Tobin bridge, etc... I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING THAT BAD, buried.

  • @larryspiller6633
    @larryspiller66332 жыл бұрын

    I worked many years in heavy construction. This brought back many memories of those years. Sometimes the hurry to get unstuck made it worse. Mats are your friend, use them, bring more than you think you need from the very beginning. Bring the worst mats in your yard and leave the best ones for crane work. We have destroyed some mats but never left a machine behind.

  • @donjmartelli


    2 жыл бұрын

    That was dug out the excavator was then covered with dirt to make it look like it got stuck. I've seen every stuck you can imagine

  • @larryspiller6633


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@donjmartelli All of that just for a video? Perhaps..........

  • @joegriffith1954


    2 жыл бұрын

    Hell on wheels, Germany 73-77

  • @BenSchellinger


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@donjmartelli how so, just cerious

  • @Augustus0802


    2 жыл бұрын


  • @donnajones6306
    @donnajones6306 Жыл бұрын

    You guys are top of the chain!! That was awesome! I love seeing work being done,when people know what they are doing. And you guys knew what you were doing. Great work

  • @stevenwallenda8698
    @stevenwallenda8698 Жыл бұрын

    Holy stuck! I'm surprised it wasn't just buried and forgotten. You guys rock!

  • @Hiihtopipa


    Жыл бұрын

    That much money? HELL NO

  • @Hiihtopipa


    Жыл бұрын

    Plus there is always a way with these things.

  • @jeramypotts4040
    @jeramypotts404010 ай бұрын

    I spend my free time working on our property. I drink beer and trim trees and clean up our ten acres. Put some tools in my truck and go. You guys do whatever it takes to get a job done. So even at a tiny scale compared to what you guys do I think to myself what would heavy d and diesel Dave do. Your show was cool but your KZread is so much better to me. I’ve actually learned a lot watching you guys. Never quit. Thanks

  • @serenity712
    @serenity712 Жыл бұрын

    You guys are brilliant..that's true talent what you are able to awe from NZ

  • @joewhitenton2374
    @joewhitenton2374Ай бұрын

    Ok - just discovered this channel 2 hours ago - Yes, I completely hooked.

  • @brunorigo
    @brunorigo Жыл бұрын

    I wouldve loved to see some pressure washing and oiling of that thing

  • @squirrel8185


    Жыл бұрын

    I was thinking the same thing at the end. I was like the job isn't done until those tracks have been cleared of debris.

  • @freddyshonk9274
    @freddyshonk9274 Жыл бұрын

    Really enjoy watching the work your Team and yourself do I am a Disabled Veteran and a retired OTR truck driver 33 years keep up the good work

  • @Promise12Jeanne
    @Promise12Jeanne Жыл бұрын

    The coordinated (definitely), chaotic (appearing), get it done attitude, while having fun to some degree. Like watching the action and appreciate people that helps others when they are down on their luck. Some strongly dislike feelings about leaving vehicles in areas that affect the environment, if anything they can be repurposed in some way. Stay safe.

  • @jamiesuejeffery
    @jamiesuejeffery3 ай бұрын

    I'm very late to the show. Sorry about this late, late comment. I have spent, maybe 20 hours behind the controls of an excavator. I have watched, with awe, professionals grab 55 gallon drums filled with broken up concrete, turn them over, shake out the concrete, and put the drum in the recycle bin while I was the supervisor on a demolition project. I'm impressed that they got that machine stuck so well. Most operators can get those unstuck pretty easy (at least to the view of an amature). Edit: that is one big mud hole! No wonder it was stuck!

  • @katpraeuner9794
    @katpraeuner9794 Жыл бұрын

    Don't see any wimps in this group. Love watching you all work together so well. Seriously, you are one of the best channels I've watched! So I am living vicariously through you all. Love the mine exploring and everything else you post. Keep up the good work!

  • @user-iw3rm7kj6n
    @user-iw3rm7kj6n15 күн бұрын

    RECENTLY RETIRED FROM CONSTRUCTION, in this video, I saw COMMON SENSE EXCEED EDUCATION in a few minutes than l saw in 50 years. I admire the way he kept a cool ATTITUDE.

  • @gbhrps
    @gbhrps2 жыл бұрын

    Damn! First time to your channel and I'm impressed! This 72 year old retired teacher would have you as a neighbour in a heart beat. No! I don't need a backhoe operator... but a man with his head screwed on right... who knows how to treat others .. and what is really important in life ... and who works hard ..... with honesty ... you are my kind of human being! Stay safe , sir!

  • @jasonkane7405


    2 жыл бұрын

    16 hours and 32 minutes

  • @LostAfterMe


    2 жыл бұрын

    13 hours

  • @Dhsknevs1242


    2 жыл бұрын

    You just said in another comment that you wouldn’t want those guys in your neighborhood.

  • @denisewilson-prince2071


    Жыл бұрын

    You guys are really awesome.

  • @sarahmiller4069
    @sarahmiller406911 ай бұрын

    Wow great content that excavator was really stuck was interesting watching how you work methodically to get it out

  • @jimmiddlestadt1577
    @jimmiddlestadt1577 Жыл бұрын

    theRoDburner, Hi Guys, Ausome job. As a retired construction worker, I've spent many hours and days watching heavy equipment get pulled, drug, lifted and sometimes almost destroyed getting removed from situations like this. I have watched you do removals in the Great Salt Lakes in Utah. In other places when you drove your Army truck into the river bed and still managed to get it out with ease. That is not like you Green Monster that you about tore the whole bed completely off of the frame. :-/ Oh well, enough memories, I get completely engulf in all of your videos and simply can NOT pull away from watching you and your team. By the way , one of my favorites was your " Tree house." Thumbs up!! Thank you for all you do Jim Middlestadt

  • @jojack56
    @jojack568 ай бұрын

    8 hours 35 minutes is my guess. love huntington, my dad had some apartments on the south end of town by the hotel, great memories.

  • @captainobvious9188
    @captainobvious9188 Жыл бұрын

    I love this kind of stuff! Out of all the things to watch I’m digging this the most. You’re workin that beard and hat pretty well - I’m jealous.

  • @brentcoburn9818
    @brentcoburn98184 ай бұрын

    Fantastic team. You're one hell of a Boss and Mate for your crew.

  • @MarcJMusic
    @MarcJMusic2 жыл бұрын

    Don't know why this popped up on my feed but it was both the most stressful and satisfying thing I've watched in a while!! I'll be subbing to this channel!

  • @braydenlangan722


    2 жыл бұрын

    Lmao that’s same idk why it popped up

  • @thebeardyyc


    2 жыл бұрын

    There’s an old timer that does similar videos just not as well edited

  • @gaillinhproductions9227


    2 жыл бұрын

    Yeah my randomly came up and now im watching through it im here for the long run

  • @BitsOfInterest


    2 жыл бұрын

    Same for me, I ignored it a few times but finally clicked it. Here's why: 1) you love your equipment as much as your dog; wouldn't you jump in a swamp to save it? 2) you're probably subbed to AvE. If not, then you should. 3) very high production quality, camera and editing.

  • @cmikesmith664


    2 жыл бұрын


  • @Blacksunshine636
    @Blacksunshine636 Жыл бұрын

    The amount of work one person can create...

  • @terryhudson1226
    @terryhudson1226 Жыл бұрын

    Even with all the Ads that kept popping in I made it to the end. This was an excellent recovery. Little humor which is always a plus when working " Factory rust factory bumper ".

  • @glazeddonutsuperhero7666
    @glazeddonutsuperhero76668 ай бұрын

    This was really neat to watch. You guys never gave up! Awesome job! 👍

  • @andrewmurphy8724
    @andrewmurphy8724 Жыл бұрын

    I love all your recovery videos. Some of them even make me laugh at how some people got stuck.

  • @bryanworthen9978
    @bryanworthen99782 жыл бұрын

    That’s crazy! I literally was part of the team who built the reservoir like 200 yards west of there back in 2011. We sunk a D6 up to the cab when we were digging for the dam embankment (among some other gear). That area has some of the worst clay, silt and liquefaction that I have ever seen in my life! I have a literally been stuck and lost boots from walking through it.

  • @warismysoul


    2 жыл бұрын

    chek this one . after those guys this guys is a childs xDDD

  • @QarsherskiyRadio


    2 жыл бұрын


  • @warismysoul


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@QarsherskiyRadio as i told ;)

  • @danielw7060


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@Jimmy-1904 sure, i can sign your hat

  • @QarsherskiyRadio


    2 жыл бұрын

    Here in Bahariterra we have quicksand

  • @tonylove6199
    @tonylove6199 Жыл бұрын


  • @dalegladstone6286
    @dalegladstone6286 Жыл бұрын

    Heavy D I think it will take about 10 hours I seen the other dozer took a long time to get it out. This one will give your crew heck of a time. God bless you and your crew for what you do. Good luck.

  • @crx187
    @crx1872 ай бұрын

    So happy to see hunter back on the team!!!! My guess 5.50 hrs

  • @michaelcottrill1277
    @michaelcottrill1277 Жыл бұрын

    New to this channel, about week, but I have been binge-watching for about 5 days now, Great stuff here!! Thanks

  • @azizhachimi8744
    @azizhachimi87442 ай бұрын

    You HUYS are the REAL deal...I like watching "Matt's off road recovery" recoveries, but you are on a league of your own...The Heavy Duty Stuff that everyone likes to watch! New subscriber & fan from Montreal, Canada

  • @robertkahler2
    @robertkahler22 жыл бұрын

    Its the suction of the mud that prevents lifting vehicle out of it. Like stepping in gooey mud and your shoe gets sucked off your foot. I learned a trick from a crusty old maintenance Master Sergeant when I was stationed in Germany. He had fabricated these long pipe sections that he could connect to an industrial air compressor. Drive the pipes under the stuck vehicle then blast air through them. The compressed air breaks the suction. We had an M113 that was stuck bigger that Stuttgart. Even tried an AVLS (M60 tank chassis based bridge launcher) to no avail. So this MSG pulls up, rigs up his pipes, blasts air under the M113, and we pull (winch) it out with a 5-ton wheeled wrecker. I don't know why I've never seen this technique used on any of these recovery videos, but hope this gives someone else an idea. But if someone patents it, I want royalties.

  • @Bill23799


    2 жыл бұрын

    That is a great idea. Haha. been a long time since I heard the phrase " Bigger than Stuttgart ". Was is Los? Der hund ist Los. I was stationed at Rivers Barracks ( The Zoo ) 1979 to 1983. A Btry 3rd Bn 79th FA Lance Missile unit.

  • @robertkahler2


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@Bill23799 10th Engineer Schweinfurt, then Engineer Brigade Bamburg, 3ID, 91-94.

  • @jamiedarr4114


    2 жыл бұрын

    Ein bier bitte. Oberusel. 85-88.

  • @cliffcoburn


    2 жыл бұрын

    A nifty idea!

  • @dhajicek


    2 жыл бұрын

    Good point. When the English fought the French at Agincourt in 1415, the mud suction gave the English the victory. The English wore cloth, the French plate armor. If a French knight fell down in the muck, he could never get up as he was suctioned down into the mud. So an Englishman could just come over and stab the Frenchman through an appropriate hole. If a Frenchman fell face first, he would drown in his own armor. Mud can be nasty stuff.

  • @billysmith1873
    @billysmith1873 Жыл бұрын

    Yeah, I just stumbled into this video somehow. Wasn't really invested at first but then the METAL kicked in and yeah, now I'm subscribing

  • @vermontsownboy6957
    @vermontsownboy6957 Жыл бұрын

    27 minutes....just like I thought! I win!! OK, seriously, tremendous team work and cooperation. Glad you guys pulled it off all the way around.

  • @abactisbos
    @abactisbos5 ай бұрын

    awesome that you recover the hardwood of the swamp mats, that stuff is incredible

  • @olivierrun8364
    @olivierrun8364 Жыл бұрын

    Damn...I can't even imagine how many companies would accept (and succeed ) this job... Impressive !

  • @user-cc8ro9vi6x


    7 ай бұрын

    Nice job fellows

  • @ANDAIREmpire
    @ANDAIREmpire8 ай бұрын

    First time ever watching and I love it. It's like a show that would be on the discovery channel. 2 things I might suggest is mic up every one and edit that in the studio and normalize all the audio. Other than those 2, good show.

  • @WatchJRGo
    @WatchJRGo2 жыл бұрын

    Have you considered just bringing one Toyota Hilux? Should be overkill for that job 🍻

  • @FireofGod7


    2 жыл бұрын

    Youve been watching whistlin diesel to much

  • @ccsmith2937


    2 жыл бұрын

    I love your channel John Ross. 🙏👍🙏👍

  • @petemcl99


    2 жыл бұрын

    Maybe use that Toyota as a swamp mat.🤣🤣🤣

  • @vancecooper9943


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@ccsmith2937 ur y

  • @vancecooper9943


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@FireofGod7 is du ft

  • @SalfordMatt
    @SalfordMatt Жыл бұрын

    Great job! Get your blokes out of the way of those cables when tensioning, if they break then, it's still one hell of a whip!

  • @crx350x1
    @crx350x1 Жыл бұрын

    They work like a well oiled machine. Awesome job and Awesome video!

  • @Qgal5kap123
    @Qgal5kap12328 күн бұрын

    I bet I'm not the only farmer with Moraine soils, literally salivating over the sight of that clay.

  • @Salkinmusic
    @Salkinmusic Жыл бұрын

    For some reason these type of rescue videos and videos of old cars, trucks etc are so entertaining to watch

  • @2GK-MOTO
    @2GK-MOTO2 ай бұрын

    You guys are a bad ass, and I love watching your guises channel and you inspire me to start a recovery company of my own

  • @brookieant
    @brookieant2 жыл бұрын

    I did not think that was coming out but well done as Matt's Off Road Recovery says ( YOU GOT UM OUT ) 🤣🤣👍🏼

  • @sylviaslocum8181


    2 жыл бұрын

    12hours Slocum s Mt helena

  • @tendamudzimugoza8868


    2 жыл бұрын

    Lol Ed for you

  • @MarquisangelodeSade


    2 жыл бұрын

    10 hrs 47 min

  • @cotygallagher543


    2 жыл бұрын


  • @kasimshaikh8708


    2 жыл бұрын


  • @darlene2662
    @darlene2662 Жыл бұрын

    Wow I’m impressed!! This happened a while ago but the guess I would have made on the time it would take to get that out of there would not have been the same day, no way !! Kudos guys great event. 🇨🇦😊💕

  • @yaturkey3902


    Жыл бұрын

    Scam it looks like they commented on yours too...

  • @Sandsinburkina
    @Sandsinburkina Жыл бұрын

    This is great leadership and team work - every member of the team has equal opportunity to have good ideas. Safety is paramount and the leader keeps the emotional impulses of the team in check. Never thought I would spend 30mins of vacation watching something like this but here I am. Great work.

  • @tedherberg5809


    Жыл бұрын

    I was a logger for a while up in Chetwynd b.c doing right of way building a road, found myself over my tracks. Thank god for the power pulled me out. It got very cold that night.

  • @bigdickbob


    Жыл бұрын

    5 hrs 35 min

  • @timmydrake9125
    @timmydrake91258 ай бұрын

    Heavy D. I love you. You are a movie star. You ain’t seen stuck like a 72 year Excavator Operator. “ME”

  • @sherrymorgan5489
    @sherrymorgan5489 Жыл бұрын

    very, very cool. This is in my front yard... depending on where you're coming from. I spent many great days in Huntington.; playing softball, waterskiing at Huntington lake, and spending beautiful summer nights on the desert with many good friends and co-workers. Almost everyone worked in the coal mines. Huntington seems to be the most happening town in Emery County. i have to say, you guys did a great job getting that monster out. Especially since it was buried in all that clay 👏 WTG ‼️❗‼️

  • @blackeaglefabrication2369
    @blackeaglefabrication236910 ай бұрын

    I just watched it. It’s like watching my boss on almost a daily basis getting something stuck. Lol

  • @kennyfields5043
    @kennyfields50432 жыл бұрын

    I really appreciate you guys. I'm a 66 year old African American who just love watching you guys. I love the respect and since of fun you guys have. I also like the way that you look out for people that are less fortunate. You guys are the epitome of doing the right thing and good fortune comes to you. Love it.

  • @lauramason97


    Жыл бұрын

    That was awesome and you helped the regular working hard family out of something that no one else could have! Excellent job and team work and excellent planning! I ❤️ watching this stuff!

  • @jw2par


    Жыл бұрын

    Same here , I'm 55 tho. I had a chance back around 88 or 89 to go to school for free to learn to operate heavy equipment. They had a program here in Atlanta that gave you free lunch and paid for your bus fare to and from school . I was 18 or 19 at the time . My mom talked me out of it 😐. Always wished I would have went .

  • @blackandbluecamaro2877


    Жыл бұрын

    Why do you state your race?🤔

  • @kchididdy


    Жыл бұрын

    @@blackandbluecamaro2877 Hey there! I'm a bisexual Iranian dog with dryer lint in my trousers. Just dropping by to say that I sure love your work! Take care!

  • @damkayaker


    Жыл бұрын

    @@blackandbluecamaro2877 - Thought the same ... why is that necessary to say?

  • @pauln4489
    @pauln4489 Жыл бұрын

    Another great video. Damn, those crane mats have seen better days. keep up the great work.

  • @domminickdickson5951
    @domminickdickson5951 Жыл бұрын

    I just recently subscribed after the recovery of the house boat and have become addicted to the videos. Bad a$$ trucks pranks and everything. Great job

  • @chrisvallianos8164
    @chrisvallianos81649 ай бұрын

    I didn’t think you were allowed to wear a Stetson with shorts. This changed my whole outlook on life! Thank you!!

  • @TheSaifear
    @TheSaifear Жыл бұрын

    good job, with these machines it seems quite hard to do this.

  • @JamesStreet-tp1vb
    @JamesStreet-tp1vb2 ай бұрын

    Take the dozer, lift the front end with the blade and go forward to get the tracks spinning and let it dig a hole, then hook the winch to the stuck equipment. Its what we used to do when moving rail cars that derailed. It gives the dozer a back stop or a chock to brace against to keep the winch from pulling it backward.

  • @LuisHernandez-nb4nv
    @LuisHernandez-nb4nv2 жыл бұрын

    Heavy D, from previous experience recovering Abrams Tanks and other similar heavy equipment from the mus. I have pumped air into the belly with hoses to counteract the mud's suction power and was sucessfull. put that one on the log for the next recovery!

  • @pfa2000


    2 жыл бұрын

    Challenger 2 doesn't get stuck 😉

  • @peterlanum


    2 жыл бұрын

    Dynamite was the cure when it was available.

  • @jcims


    2 жыл бұрын

    Man that's a fantastic idea, sounds like the voice of experience.

  • @davidslater2305
    @davidslater2305 Жыл бұрын

    Just started watching you guys. I absolutely love what you do, helping people. And so freaking handsome too!

  • @cdavey9563
    @cdavey9563 Жыл бұрын

    There's only a handful of channels I will watch from start to finish. You are one of 3

  • @rmaltbie1
    @rmaltbie17 ай бұрын

    Count help thinking of M88 tank recovery vehicle. Piece of cake!🤠Nice work though.

  • @richardbadour1714
    @richardbadour1714 Жыл бұрын

    Done this once along side of a river. Ended up building a road to it with a Ford backhoe! That took most of the night next day brought in another excavator of equal size! Once set up and was done with road to it …. Took both excavators four hours working together! So realizing your company does these recovery all of the time. So I’ll guess 3.5 hours once all setup!

  • @ASSOpid


    Жыл бұрын

    Yup that's what we end up doing every time my work get equipment stuck. Build a road. Cheaper and easier.

  • @davekolp4552
    @davekolp45527 ай бұрын

    Seems like you guys are my kinda guys! Good job. It's fun to watch. Also, who doesn't like heavy machinery?

  • @ellijahsmith4445
    @ellijahsmith44452 жыл бұрын

    Amazes me that people will stand next to a loaded cable and not think about what happens if it snaps.

  • @crazymuffinstv9024


    2 жыл бұрын

    Those chains are made for a lot more force than their machines can even produce. When done properly there isn’t really a threat in that regard

  • @ChaseLandMgmt


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@crazymuffinstv9024 I don’t care if it’s 5/8” grade 100. Always have an exit plan and cover. I’ve seen top of the line rigging fail, it happens.

  • @99PMoon


    2 жыл бұрын

    I would have least put heavy moving blankets over the lines

  • @stevenbartholomew9749


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@99PMoon i dont think a moving blanket will stop a wire of that caliber.... it works great for small chains and ratchet straps though. But these cables they are hauling are heavy AF

  • @TheHeroPercy


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@99PMoon yeah nah failure of this kind of material can basically cut someone in half.

  • @davidfranzkoch9789
    @davidfranzkoch9789 Жыл бұрын

    The production quality of this video is insane. This could run on TV as is. Nice!

  • @rshutterbug47
    @rshutterbug47 Жыл бұрын

    That Was About As Stuck As Anything Could Be & WOW WOW WOW Was That Fast Getting it OUT, FANTASTIC JOB TOTALLY FANTASTIC & AWESOME 👍👍👍

  • @mikefrench4787
    @mikefrench47878 ай бұрын

    Wow that was touch and go for a while , good work men. !

  • @jpoil55
    @jpoil55 Жыл бұрын

    14 hours?? I guess after a year I’m late in this one! Love your show. Y’all run a tight business and y’all stay away from dams and negativity! Very classy show!

  • @space14605
    @space146055 ай бұрын

    They're awesome cables. Strong as hell. Snatchblocks n pullys too

  • @davidj.7227
    @davidj.72272 жыл бұрын

    Take the arm off, install a cannon and build a house next to it. The ultimate in home security.

  • @sgt.gunslinger1532


    2 жыл бұрын

    Or a rotating carport

  • @Alex-Proud-American


    2 жыл бұрын


  • @canadiancodm6966
    @canadiancodm6966 Жыл бұрын

    Spectating through the video and seeing how smart they pulled it out. My original guess before seeing whole thing 15 hours and 45 min. But, after seeing it all I am going with 10 hours and 15 min. Great job guys and keep up the good work!

  • @koreywilliams4570
    @koreywilliams4570 Жыл бұрын

    I have the bose qc... I love em at work. I work in a copper factory and it's loud all day.

  • @DeneF
    @DeneF8 ай бұрын

    I really enjoyed that. Thank you. I think a 'snatch box' means something completely different in Manchester. England though. Lololol.

  • @delkellarjr.3116
    @delkellarjr.3116 Жыл бұрын

    Y'all do Dynamite work!! And you all have great teamwork. Another great job you all did, it goes to show again that you can do anything you put your mind to thanks for another great video my brothers.

  • @pfsmith007
    @pfsmith0079 ай бұрын

    I see the Atlas sticker on your excavator. Larry is a personal friend of our family. I just purchased my first machine yesterday.

  • @valuedhumanoid6574
    @valuedhumanoid65742 жыл бұрын

    You should consider buying some anti-whip blankets. You lay them over cables and straps to absorb the initial energy if they break. A broken cable almost cut my truck in half and I will not pull again without them. Cheap insurance

  • @rickybobby9005


    2 жыл бұрын

    I agree just looking out would hate to see somthing happen to anyone

  • @angelo_giachetti


    2 жыл бұрын

    Cringing at this whole operation.

  • @todtalk3912


    2 жыл бұрын

    add to that he was in an open seat/cockpit, no door or cage even not that itd prob help anyway. yeah I agree, def must have when doing super heavy stuff like this.

  • @desmond-hawkins


    2 жыл бұрын

    @@angelo_giachetti Same. The cameraman between the two vehicles just feet from the tensioned cable… if it snapped he would have been in pieces.

  • @jonka1


    2 жыл бұрын

    I agree but then this video would not be a vehicle for his overwhelming macho self image. Everything is about him and his self image. The camera angles , the music, the "aren't I wonderful", everything is about him.

  • @jefflombardo497
    @jefflombardo49711 ай бұрын

    Love the jams..fits the occasion

  • @nakiflo
    @nakiflo11 ай бұрын

    I really enjoy watching your Vids D! i used to date a guy who operates Heavy equipment so i learned some lingos, it is fun to watch your videos! Thanks for making them! support!

  • @kylerodamer3999
    @kylerodamer39998 ай бұрын

    I liked just because of the add. And that is something that I never do. I love your guys videos! Keep on rocking guys

  • @mikegrzadz9632
    @mikegrzadz9632 Жыл бұрын

    great content, could watch these all day because it's so informative