A subsidiary of construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar cheated customers for years by doing unnecessary repairs to railcars, according to the Wall Street Journal. They also dumped brake shoes into the ocean to hide evidence in the case, the culmination of a years-long investigation.
The other day I used a pair of scissors to turn a block of packing foam into a Baymax toy for my son. He liked it, and for a few moments there I felt like a pretty cool dad. Then I saw this dad's astounding 942 lb working 18 HP bulldozer he made for his kids, and I realized that, really, I'm a big pile of crap. This…
The Caterpillar Tractor Company was incorporated in 1925, but they were essentially selling rebaged equipment made by companies Holt and Best until 1927 when they created the "Model Twenty." A total of 8,201 were built to this spec through 1931.
This eight wheel drive F15000 is the result of unholy matrimony between a Ford truck and a Massey Ferguson Tractor. The result is a massive caterpillar powered beast that's currently looking for a new owner.
Crews destroyed, hauled away, and repaved the 1.4-million square feet of racing surface at Daytona International Speedway in just 19 weeks. It took 100 million pounds of asphalt and a ton of engineering know-how. Here's how they did it.
You would think waterskiing requires a powerboat and a long stretch of open water. Not so when you’re in South Carolina. All you need is a mudhole and some heavy hydraulic machinery.
A Caterpillar 797 Mining Truck costs $3.4 million, weighs 1.38 million lbs., has a 3,370 HP engine and can carry 363 tons. What happens when one tries to carry 600 tons? An amazing fail documented in the gallery below.
The colossal Caterpillar 793 is one of the coolest pieces of heavy machinery on the planet. Traditionally powered by immense 16-cylinder engines churning out over 2000 HP, we're now being told by Caterpillar that a new electric-drive version is on the way. But don't think that means it's going soft. The new 793F AC…
With the pains from outdoor construction bangs still ringin' in our head, we wanted to leave our fair readers with some video of some really big Tonka truck type vehicles. These were found outside of our loft earlier today. You think your Enzo engine sounds huge Stefan? It aint got nothin' on these bad boys:
A group of Palestinian-Americans protested in front of Michgan CAT, a family-owned Caterpillar dealer in Novi, decrying the heavy-equipment manufacturer's sale of D-9 bulldozers to the Israelis. Equipped with armor plating by the IDF, the 'dozers have been used to knock down houses in the Occupied Territories,…