Like aerial drones, technology is making remote controlled machinery more popular. As the Dirt Ninja points out, remote controlled machinery, like this Caterpillar 289 compact track loader he’s “driving”, is ideal for situations in which you don’t want to put the operator in danger. With a range of 1,000 feet, vehicles such as this have a long tether.
The Dirt Ninja is Tom Gardocki, an equipment operator and job foreman at his family’s business in New Hampshire. Visit the Dirt Ninja on YouTube to see more videos.