Cat Built For It™ Trials - “Tug of War”

You’ve seen Cat® machines move mountains. Now, in the latest short film in the Built For It™ Trials, you’re going to see a mountain of a man move a Cat machine.

Shot outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, in brutal weather conditions with limited daylight, the video pits strongman and actor Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson—whom you may recognize from a popular TV series—against a Cat D10T Dozer in an epic tug of war.

A native of Iceland who won Europe’s 2015 Strongest Man competition, Thor stands 6-feet-9-inches tall, weighs nearly 400 pounds and holds several Guinness World Records for strength. Still, it’s a struggle for him to compete against the 77-ton D10T—until about 250 of his fellow Icelanders and one very determined young girl join him on the rope.

In addition to highlighting Iceland’s strongman culture, which dates back to the time of the Vikings, “Tug of War” showcases Caterpillar’s roots—featuring a machine descended from the track-type tractors that gave the company its name 90 years ago. And it proves we’re serious when we say our products are designed to take on anything, anywhere, anytime.

Watch the video to see the sense of joy and accomplishment Thor and his countrymen and women get from winning the battle against one of the world’s most iconic machines. It’s a reminder that Cat dealers and Cat products always do what it takes to help our customers achieve their own victories.

In “Tug of War,” professional strongman and actor Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson takes on a Cat® D10T Dozer in an epic tug of war. Watch the latest in the Built For It™ Trials.

The Making of “Tug of War”

The Making of “Tug of War”

How do you pull off a man-versus-machine tug of war when temperatures drop to -22°F (-30°C) and winds reach 65 mph (105 kph)? Go behind the scenes of the Cat® Built For It™ Trials to find out.

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Cat® D10T Dozer

Cat® D10T Dozer

Engineered for demanding work, the D10T combines power and efficiency with advanced technology for outstanding production. It keeps material moving with the reliability and low operating costs you expect from Cat® tractors.

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