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Mr MacLeod, a field service technician at Oceana Gold, was referring to the latest addition to the company's fleet at the Macraes gold mine.
The Hitachi EX2500-6 hydraulic excavator began work yesterday and, while its size is impressive, those working at the mine are used to big machines.
"It's just an excavator. If I looked at a two-tonne excavator, I'd think I haven't got a spanner to fit that; it's too small," he said.
While smaller than its big brother, the 359-tonne EX3600-6 excavator, which is also working on the site, the EX2500-6 was still an impressive machine, with an equally impressive price tag - about $6.8 million.
Powered by a 1400-horsepower Cummins diesel engine, it holds 5000 litres of diesel, 378 litres of engine oil and 1100 litres of hydraulic oil, and consumed between 4000 and 4500 litres of fuel a day.
It also holds about 300kg of grease, but fortunately an auto lubrication system eliminates the need for hand-grease guns.
It arrived in 11 transporter loads and took CablePrice and Oceana Gold staff about two and-a-half weeks to assemble on site.
It did come with quite a comprehensive assembly manual, they said.
It was packed with features, including a comfortable, pressurised cab for the operator, with cameras that showed all corners of the machine, while folding stairs provided easy access to the machine.
A 15cu m bucket was shaped specifically to enhance scooping and loading operations. The machine has a life expectancy of about 60,000 hours.
Oceana Gold is also buying two additional big trucks, a dozer and another grader.