THE average Briton spends 210 hours of their life staring at diggers, it has emerged.
Father-of-two Roy Hobbs said: Theres something about large, slow-moving machinery, especially if it is yellow in colour and makes a rumbly sound.
Trucks and cranes are good too but its the digger that really takes me to another, deeper place.
However I know that if the digger driver offered me a go on it I would flee in terror.
Digger driver Norman Steele said: It can be unnerving trying to work while a growing crowd of bystanders gazes intently at you, completely transfixed and zombie-like.
Sometimes a little kid will point and mouth the word digger but otherwise they are completely silent and ‘in the zone’.
He added: People ask me what driving a digger is like. Its ok, but it makes your arse hurt.