It’s amazing the hidden talents colleagues here at MJ Church have.  Earthworks Operations Manager, Phil Wheeler, who has worked at the company for 28 years, has been building wooden replicas of the plant he and his teams use on a daily basis.

Phil’s latest project has been the design and construction of a Caterpillar D8H dozer. The amazing working model is made from oak, sycamore, beech and mahogany wood, and took Phil approximately 260 hours to make. Phil has since built the blade, and the scraper will follow on shortly.

The model is currently stored in Phil’s workshop whilst he encourages his wife to allow it to have pride of place in the house!

Spike, the Jack Russel and Phil’s companion in the workshop, shows the scale of the D8H Dozer.