I’ve never driven a Bobcat, though I’ve been around them enough. My most recent encounter involved the operator of one of these fine machines screwing up—and destroying my van.
I don’t hold that mistake against the Bobcat. In fact, I’ve recently earned more respect for the machines based on the kinds of crazy stuff that skilled drivers (unlike the poor guy who tore up my ride) can pull off.
Holy crap – that’s an extraordinary amount of skill and questionable sanity! Would you try that with . . . well, with anything??!?!
And I’m sure that the talented self-loader does things like this when the boss isn’t around:
Apparently Bobcat stunts are popular enough to have fans. Check out this guy at the Campo Pequeno Arena in Portugal:
I suspect that if the guy who ripped up my van were trying these moves, it would look like this:
Of course it would look like that if I tried as well—except with my luck, it would fall first, and then probably explode . . .
by John Barker