Have you seen a excavator that dive deep into the ocean?
We’ve seen plenty of videos of people trying to rescue excavators from the water, but this is the first we’ve seen that letting a machine sink deep into the underwater.
According to equipmentworld.com, that’s because this CAT excavator is right where it’s meant to be, digging trenches on the ocean floor. It’s unclear exactly what kind of project this excavator is working on, be it pipeline, fiber or something else, but judging by all the aquatic plant life all over the body of the machine, it has been a sea dwelling digger for some time.
And as far as the mechanics of this go, based on a few quick Google searches and a perusal of the comments on the videos below, it’s possible that this machine has had its engine removed entirely is having its hydraulic fluid pumped in from the surface.
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Underwater excavators are a fascinating topic. Not only do they require special design modifications, they also can only be operated by highly trained operators. Underwater excavators are indispensable in modern subsea construction, retrieval, trenching, and even mining.