Click for larger picture in a new windowI got a glimpse of this mid-sized monster while on my break walk one day, and I just had to snap a shot. Then it got even better, so I got two shots, and now I just can't resist posting them both! What a machine! I think the second shot, which may have been the first one I snapped, is even more fun because the driver seems to be giving me this look... like what the heck??
And hey, if you get a little giggly when you see one of these, and start thinking like I do... forget it. Unless you have a spare $40,000 lying around. Which, if you do, will by you a 12 year old model. If you want a new one, you will need almost 4 times that much. That's right, a new one will set you back around $150,000. But hey, if you got it, why not?
At this point, Caterpillar has been around long enough that there are books about them (hover over the link for a product preview):
The Caterpillar Century
Caterpillar Chronicle: The History of the World's Greatest Earthmovers
The Big Book of Caterpillar: The Complete History of Caterpillar Bulldozers and Tractors, Plus Collectibles, Sales Memorabilia, and Brochures (Machinery Hill)
And work wear in their brand:
Caterpillar Men's Steel Toe Boot
CAT Premium Grey/Black Leather Palm Work Gloves - Large #CAT013201L
And even TOYS in the Caterpillar brand:
CATERPILLAR Lexion Combine Harvester
Caterpillar L Series II Hydraulic Excavator 1:50 Scale
Norscot Cat 777D Off-Highway Truck 1:50
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