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A 45,000-pound excavator, mired in a swamp near Merrifield, was pulled out of th

Excavator finally pulled from swamp

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They got it out. It took four days of effort, three bulldozers, an excavator and more than a half-mile of winch cables, but a Tom’s Backhoe excavator that was stuck in a swamp near Merrifield was freed from the muck Thursday.

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