Is this something you would try in a pinch?
When trailers are hard to come by and you just need to get that machine home:
Bigger machines call for bigger moves
Watching that first skillful driver reminded my of an even more impressive feat of machine maneuvering that I found a while back:
Which only goes to show that there’s almost always a way to get things done if you’re willing to risk ruining some pretty expensive stuff.
If you learn to drive like these guys you won't need a trailer to get your excavator to the job site.