Digger driving!

1 September 2017

Who could resist the chance to operate a 20 tonne excavator and drive a dump truck?

Certainly not Kim and Claire who spent a fun afternoon last week doing just that and getting a tour of the MJ Church site, as organised by the splendid Women in Property and MJ Church. Moving the boom, bucket and the cab of the excavator using two joysticks was, let’s just say, counter-intuitive but they did manage to dig a small hole and infill it! Driving the dump truck was a bit like being in an episode of Top Gear, and being automatic meant they could concentrate on the steering thankfully!

There can’t be any real drivers/operators out their quaking in their Riggor boots at the prospect of Kim and Claire taking their jobs, but both certainly appreciated the opportunity to have a go.