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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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  1. Code Monkey

    Wonderfully pointless

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

  2. Andrew Peake


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

  3. Bassey

    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.

    1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      What's the artic circle?

      Is that something to do with the human heart?

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    To finish first... must first be Finnish.

  5. Frumious Bandersnatch Silver badge

    well done ...

    birch twigs all around

  6. Antti Roppola

    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.

  7. Mr Larrington


    That is all.

  8. Anonymous Coward
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    no breakdowns?

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

  9. Anonymous Coward
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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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