Using heavy equipment is more than just scooping up dirt. Heavy equipment operators must maneuver their equipment in tight spaces and over obstacles. It takes an experienced operator to move tons of machine with grace.
The National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Schools Blog features video from Yellow Metal TV showing how to jump a trench with a backhoe while a form board is already in place. This video is the short version. A longer version is featured on the NAHETS blog.
The NAHETS blog also features move Yellow Metal TV video of how to get out of a tight spot.