Video: Kato 550G excavator walkaround

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Ron Horner recently found an old 70s-era Kato 550G excavator in the Blue Mountains and had to give the old girl a look.


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Ron's been involved in the earthmoving game in Australia for decades and has used virtually every machine. Finding the old Kato took him back to early days as a young contractor.

"If you have a passion for machinery, cars, trucks or anything old, you’ll know the feeling of that rush of blood and adrenalin you get when you find something that is as close to your heart as the old Kato 550G is to mine," Ron says.

"My involvement with Kato excavators started way back in 1974/5 when I was working on the original Moomba to Sydney Gas Pipeline and had the opportunity to get my hands on a brand new Kato 1500 which, in its day, was well regarded as not only the largest excavator but also the best in Australia."

Kato 550G excavator

 

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