Everyone, regardless of age, loves getting to grips with the controls of these giant diggers!

These Komatsu PC55MR-5 tracked excavators are one of the mainstay workhorses of the construction and civil engineering industries, and these specially adapted machines are a firm favourite with Diggerland visitors.

So climb aboard… get a brief one-to-one overview of the machine and its controls from one of the specially trained marshals… and you are good to go!

Scoop up a bucket full of soil, swivel about and dump it… and then scoop up some more!

It seems simple enough… but it is a lot more challenging than it looks!


The Giant Diggers are suitable for any visitor over the height of 90cm, including adults, OAPs or children. Those between 90cm – 110cm must be accompanied by a suitable adult or OAP, whereas those over 110cm may operate. Should visitors not reach the stated height, they unfortunately cannot participate in this activity.

Machine Name: Komatsu PC55MR-5

Cost of Machine: £45,000

Power: 29.5KW

Weight: 5280kg

Capacity: 600kg