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Watch "Abandoned Excavator left in woods for 16 years- Will it start ??" on YouTube

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Nice one . Wonder if the bloke who owns the wood will get him back in to reinstate the rides .

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I had seen thissun on my YouTube selection and ignored it as probably being the usual pile o shite.

I was wrong.

Perplexed as to;

(i)why it was abandoned in the first place,

and

(ii) are they in a stupidly remote area with no scunging light fingered scrappies.

mth

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Saw this in my suggestions last night and similar to @difflock discounted it thinking it would be a garbage "restoration" video of a convenient find. Will watch it now. 

Who leaves an excavator lying about and forgets about it...?

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1 hour ago, ForestryFinance said:

Saw this in my suggestions last night and similar to @difflock discounted it thinking it would be a garbage "restoration" video of a convenient find. Will watch it now. 

Who leaves an excavator lying about and forgets about it...?

As I understand it , from the vid , It was abandoned due to mechanical failure ( maybe the original owner could not afford , or know how to fix it ) the land was subsequently sold and the new owner of the land wanted it gone . Or have I missed something ? 

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12 minutes ago, Stubby said:

As I understand it , from the vid , It was abandoned due to mechanical failure ( maybe the original owner could not afford , or know how to fix it ) the land was subsequently sold and the new owner of the land wanted it gone . Or have I missed something ? 

Yeah sorry I commented before I had watched the video.....now I know because he says it literally right at the start...

 

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1 hour ago, Stubby said:

As I understand it , from the vid , It was abandoned due to mechanical failure ( maybe the original owner could not afford , or know how to fix it ) the land was subsequently sold and the new owner of the land wanted it gone . Or have I missed something ? 

Except, since after 16 years, an absolutely uninformed(but obviously mechanically savvy) individual got it going, and in a very simple straightforward manner, apparently?

So why was it so readily abandoned as being "broken"?

I did wonder did the owner/operator imagine his track motor was shot, ergo beyond economic repair, when in fact it was merely the linkage had become disconnected?

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I watched the video. Struggle to believe that its real to be honest. It amazes me how much effort people will go to in the pursuit of likes and views from strangers. 

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