How to climb high with mobile hydraulics

Well, here's something you don't see everyday. Leave it to the Germans to turn a climbing power shovel into a reality TV event. If your German isn't first rate, the announcer simply describes the task at each step of the way: To climb the tower with a piece of equipment weighing 15,000 kg. and perform a "headstand" (Kopfstand).

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Leland serves as Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of...
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