Fun With Dirt in Caterpillars

Dunedin-born businessman Ed Munn is making a living in Las Vegas with Dig This hiring big toys out to big kids, with enthusiasts paying up to NZ$885 for a few hours reliving their childhood. They can push around rocks, dig in the dirt, and toss tires in the air using the massive machinery. Trainers are on hand for instruction and to help the wannabe construction workers play games with basketballs. Munn says the idea came to him while he was using an excavator to build a house in Colorado. “I thought to myself: If I’m having this much fun, imagine the amount of people that don’t get to do this stuff that would love to do this,” he says. Travis Mills, a trainer at Dig This who has worked construction, said he hopes to never go back to the industry. “A lot of my construction friends are just sitting at home and there’s nothing going on,” Mills says. “This is a lot more fun. I don’t get yelled at by my superintendent all day.”


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