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A plucky Finn's quest to be the first man to traverse much of the length of Finland riding a small imported Chinese mechanical digger has ended in success. Jukka 'Excavatorjack' Mutanen and his SWE17B. Credit: Sunward An inspiration to us all. To rapturous applause from crowds of fans, freelance excavator repairman and …

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Wonderfully pointless

Add to that a little rapturous applause from an overheating IT office in the Midlands, too. Well done Finnish nutter!

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Typical

Typical of the building trades - turn up late for a job!

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Great acheivement but...

Kuusamo is nowhere near the far north of Finland. Its only just inside the Artic Circle (The wife and I went there for our honeymoon). Still impressive (if strange) but if you're going to do something that odd, do it properly.

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What's the artic circle?

Is that something to do with the human heart?

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To finish first...

...you must first be Finnish.

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well done ...

birch twigs all around

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What price tradtion?

Once upon a time, no Finn would have contemplated such a tractor journey in anything but a Zetor (or maybe a Massey Ferguson if they were posh). Sure, the Chinese mini digger may have caterpillar tracks and a comfortable weatherproof enclosed canopy, but that's not the same thiing as feeling the icy wind blowing through your Karvalakki (fur cap). Now that would be Sisu.

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Hurrah!

That is all.

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no breakdowns?

If there weren't any, this says something for the manufacturer...

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Great!!!! the Daily series of Digger Cam

Now comes out on DVD - buy the whole set!

Next weeks, Yodrrick crosses entire european continent.

$500 subscription comes with a 100 DVD bonus set of daily driving highlights.

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