This is either a badass excavator lifting itself up a specially designed tower, or a masterful Photoshop job. I’m guessing it was a publicity stunt and someone was actually crazy enough to do this — though I can’t imagine wanting to stand around while it perched on top of the tower and balanced on the arm.
I hope this thing was piloted by remote and no one was actually strapped in the thing, especially for that last photo. Then again, companies have done crazier things in the name of marketing than dangling a multi-ton piece of equipment from its hydraulic arm.
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