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Check Out the JCB Dancing Diggers

Jun 03, 2013

 The JCB Dancing Diggers are coming the USA. Appearing on Aug. 24 and 25 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m., at the 2013 Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, New York. Local JCB dealer A. Montano JCB is helping make the event possible. 

If you’ve never seen a Dancing Digger performance, check out these YouTube videos:

JCB Dancing diggers at Bauma 2013—a construction trade show hosted in Munich, Germany April 11 to 17. This performance includes Segways, spring shoes, choreographed dancers and machines. (the performance starts around 1:00) 


Here’s the full performance at ConExpo 2011


And here’s a recap of the performance at ConExpo 2009:


Obviously, these operators are talented. They take more than 80 tons of heavy equipment and choreograph the movements, hydraulics and steering to make the machines look elegant. The teams of Dancing Diggers are trained professionals who can turn a machine on its side and use a bucket arm to make a backhoe look like it’s doing a handstand. 

You can see a fun photo gallery on this facebook page. 

And here's a link to the JCB website. 


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