Watch: Hitachi Power Tools Bathtub Challenge

Watch: Hitachi Power Tools Bathtub Challenge

Hitachi Power Tools once again pitted the trades against each other with a fiendish two-day challenge: design and build the fastest and most durable 18V Combi Drill-powered bathtub vehicle!

Forget Hamilton and Rosberg, the Hitachi Bathtub Challenge brings out the rivalry between the trades like no other event. Last year the electricians’ tub ran away with it, but this time it wasn’t so easy.

Four teams – builders, plumbers, electricians and new for 2016, mechanics – had two days to design and build a bathtub vehicle, powered by a single cordless DV18DBXL 18V 6.0Ah Hitachi combi drill or two DV18DGL 18V 2.5Ah combi drills. Machines were judged for style and then set a series of exciting speed and tough endurance challenges.

Last year’s judge Max McMurdo was back to critic the design and innovation of the teams’ bathtubs. Find out how the teams got on and who took home the trophy. You won’t be disappointed!

Look out for Part One of our in-depth report on this year’s Bathtub Challenge in September’s issue.

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