Highly skilled machine operators battle it out to prove who is the king of the construction world in Discovery Channel’s show “Machines of Glory.”
Three episodes of “Machines of Glory,” originally scheduled to debut this spring, will air this Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.
The premise — a high octane construction equipment rodeo pitting three crews of operators against each other — has gotten fans and detractors talking on the Heavy Equipment Forum.
Two equipment operators with Facebook followings will appear on the show including Tom Gardocki, who works with his father at Interstate Landscaping, Londonderry, New Hampshire, and calls himself the “Bobcat Ninja” on Facebook and YouTube and Chris Guins, who has a “Letsdig18” Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The episode lineup includes:
Episode 1: Backhoe Brawl! at 6 p.m. E/P: This actually involves three machines, pitting backhoes against pinatas, wheel loaders against fire hydrants and “pushing skid steers to their limits,” says the channel.
Episode 2: Dig & Destroy! at 7 p.m. E/P: The teams maneuver a maze with a backhoe, “run an excavator with surgical precision” and use a telehandler to launch projectiles from “the world’s biggest slingshot,” according to Discovery.
Episode 3: Carmageddon! at 8 p.m. E/P: Crews play poker with skid steers, drop “bombs” with excavators and crush cars with dozers.
The show tests the three crews in speed, skill and power, all for a chance to win $12,000 in cash. It also features more than 30 Cat machines.
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