"Gold Rush" star Parker Schnabel had his Tim "The Toolman" Taylor moment when he upgraded his crew's machinery to bring in ... MORE POWER! In a tease for the upcoming episode of the Discovery reality series, Parker surprises his crew by rolling up to the mining site with a real game-changer.
"I ordered it this spring when I knew we had a lot to do this year. It's got a big bucket and a lot of power behind it, going to help us move a lot of dirt."
Parker is operating a ginormous Volvo Excavator, the EC750E. The 750 boasts over 500 horsepower and can hold up to 8.5 tons of dirt. It also weighs as much as a T-Rex.
Parker's crew is equally impressed, admitting "It's big," and "I wasn't expecting something like this ... thank you, boss!"