I grew up around heavy construction equipment. My first opportunities to operate them came at a pretty young age. I was cool. How many 13 year olds run heavy equipment? I did. Way back then the equipment ran on cables and brakes. Hydraulics’ was just getting started. When I see one of the machines I will usually do more than a quick look. Tonight I stopped at this old cable excavator. It was the same manufacturer that Dad put me on in my early days. The long handle in the photograph goes to a brake. It brings back memories of long days pulling and releasing the lever.