A 25-year-old farmer in a Sichuan village built his own excavator in just three days. And while it might not be the most difficult piece of machinery to assemble from scratch, it’s a pretty impressive project for a guy with only middle school education.
Best of all, Dai Yuanwu used scratch material to build the piece of equipment for just 31,000 yuan—a helluva save compared to the excavators sold on the market for anywhere from 100,000 to 200,000 yuan.
The young Linpo village farmer has been working as an excavator operator for the past three years, but has built other machinery in his spare time.
He collected old machinery parts and began to build his own excavator after three months of designing it.