- A video featuring a tractor driving under water in Africa was shared and went viral on Monday
- Many South Africans were impressed but also mocked the footage, with some labelling it a ‘submarine tractor’
- Some social media users revealed the mechanics behind the extraordinary tractor
Tractors are sought-after and highly valued in Africa.
For all the benefits they offer, they aren’t known for being able to operate under water.
Well, a recently shared video may dispel that notion as one tractor is seen driving through a body of water.
The video was shared by South Africa Live via Facebook.
Two men can be seen sitting aboard the vehicle as the video begins and it can be seen slowly entering the water, possibly a lake somewhere in Africa.
Briefly.co.za gathered the men in the background were shouting “go” in Swahili.
The tractor and occupants are completely submerged for a minute or so.
Remarkably, they emerge from the water as the video comes to an end.
Social media users were in awe of the footage and wondered just how it was possible.
Wekwa Mashanda said, “Africa the cradle of mankind.”
Liz Cragg added: "All things are possible! Scuba gear is an optional extra!!!”
Many more joined in and poked fun at the comical video.
Marco Mazzocco said, “This is the captain speaking...hold your breath until we get to the other side!”
Paulette Sidi commented, “Wow..I’m sure the crocodiles were entertained.”
Eventually, the mystery of the magic tractor was solved by some attentive viewers.
Kosie Bantjes explained: “Here you can see the cable being tensioned and lifting out of the water for a moment.”
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