By Andrew Liszewski
There’s a certain appeal to building sand castles, but nobody visits the beach to work! So the next time you head out for a little sun and sand, I suggest bringing along this remote control excavator for doing all the hard work. The EC280MG is a 1:14.5 scale version of a real excavator produced by Despe in Italy, but don’t let its size deceive you, this is one impressive RC toy.
Made from CNC cut steel the EC280MG weighs in at around 62 pounds, is powered by 6 motors running off of 4 x 7.2V Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and even features a powder coat paint job. While not very exciting, the video I’ve included below does show how strong the excavator really is, but with a price tag of $4,500, not including the required 8-channel proportional remote, it better be more capable than your average plastic RC construction toy!