Dig This’ inspiration came to New Zealand native and Dig This owner and founder Ed Mumm, while he was operating heavy equipment to construct his home in
“Now operating heavy machinery can be about fun. I’m excited to be the first to offer this truly unique alternative recreation activity to the general public”, said Ed Mumm, Owner and Founder of Dig This. “Throttling up a powerful engine and sculpting mounds of earth is very empowering. We’re proud to provide this experience as you test your skills behind the controls of some of the world’s largest earth moving machines at Dig This”.
After an operational and safety orientation, participants will get behind the controls in climate controlled, radio monitored cabs and operate equipment in their individual work area. Half-day sessions are $400.00 and include two to three hours of total operating time on one piece of equipment. Full-day sessions are $750.00; include lunch, and four to six hours of total operating time on two pieces of equipment. All dig sessions conclude with worksite reclamation. Operator certificates will be presented to each participant certifying that they dug it at Dig This.
Dig This also provides an exciting alternative to the corporate training model. “Working with teams of corporate employees, our training staff provides a new and typically unfamiliar venue to bring the challenges of planning, and cooperation to peak performance”, said Chad James, Dig This corporate program director. “From project planning through execution and evaluation, trainees work together to coordinate activities and support each other through successful completion of their project.”
Dig This is located two miles west of downtown