Rikuto and Daddy Go Digging

Look what we did today!

Rikuto and Dad on a digger 1

And a bit closer…

Rikuto and Dad on a digger (close up)

Big thanks to the kind staff at Kakamigahara Caterpillar for letting two odd looking blokes waltz in off the street and request a demonstration. They even gave us a little digger to attach to my mobile phone. It’s got a movable diggy bit and zooms forward when you pull it back, making it the perfect companion for Ricky’s Choro-Q police car and fire engine:

Caterpillar accessory and Choro-Q cars

For those of you into Japanese toys, do you Choro-Q or Tomica?

Back to the subject of diggers, One of Rikuto’s books has a picture of the Hitachi EX8000 ultra-large excavator, one of the world’s biggest diggers. I wonder if they’d let us sit on it?

Hitachi EX8000

7 comments

  1. David

    It’s so cool that they let you get into the digger! Did you get to operate it?

    Man, that would have made my day as a kid.

  2. Mum

    Great pictures Nick. Ricky looks really bemused by it all. It was nice of the chap to let you sit on on the digger.

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