by Tom Isler | February 01, 2008

Backhoe ChallengeFor anyone who has fantasies of operating a bulldozer, an excavator or a jackhammer, Bending Brook LLC, a corporate training and consulting firm, offers the Backhoe Challenge (, which lets (supervised) groups of up to 18 play in the dirt with monster machinery while learning principles of teamwork.

For now, the action is in Cranbury, N.J., near Princeton, but the company’s founders are seeking a site closer to New York City.