I came across this video at a very opportune time in my life – meaning the first time I’ve ever been excited or cared about big trucks, cars, construction equipment, machinery, etc. While the excitement started out as the second-hand variety (what is it with toddlers and anything truck adjacent?), I must admit, I’ve gotten into it! I mean, Bertha (a tunnel boring machine) is a sight to behold.
Some of the industry’s heaviest land-based machinery (excluding military) represented in this video to see their sizes to scale.
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