Cat Smartphone in Gravity
Cat Smartphone in Gravity

Cat Trial 2: Gravity

Cat® B15 Smartphone Defies “Gravity” to Prove it Belongs

You demand Cat® equipment that is rugged, durable and built for the harshest conditions. And whether it’s tough terrain or brutal temperatures, your people and our dealer personnel need to stay connected to get the job done and Cat Phones are built with you in mind; strong enough to withstand the demands of the work you do. 

Cat Trial 2: Gravity puts these phones to the test. We wanted to prove that Cat Phones could stand up to the rigorous standards we’ve set for our products. In the course of the day, you drop your phone several times. It happens. We dropped a Cat B15 Smartphone, to the ground and into water, from 30 feet - and it was still working – no bag of rice needed.

The next question was: could it hold up to one of our machines? 

So we added it to 599 others, lined up, on the ground for a Cat Multi Terrain Loader to run over them. Not even a 4.6-ton machine could keep the Cat Phones from working. All of the phones were operational and intact after the grueling challenge ended, a testament to the low ground pressure low-impact rubber tracks that allow MTLs to tread lightly on sensitive surfaces, like turf or golf greens, where other machines would cause damage. 

Some fun facts about Cat Trial 2: Gravity include: 

  1. The retail value of all the B15s used in the video was approximately $217,000 USD.
  2. Lighting the set took more power than the site had available, so a 175,000 watt Cat® Generator was brought in to supply the required power.
  3. To capture footage from all angles required three primary cameras and twelve Go Pro cameras.

Today, the next generation of Cat Phones continues in the tradition of rugged durability. They include the Cat® S62 Pro, the Cat® S42 H+ and the Cat® B40

Cat Trial 2: Gravity is 100% one of those videos you see online that should have the disclaimer “don’t try this at home” – unless you have a Cat Phone!

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The “Gravity” video puts one of the newest Cat® products, the B15 smartphone, to the test to see if it’s as rugged as our much larger products.

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The Making of Cat Trial 2: Gravity

 

Find out some of the interesting facts from the making of the “Gravity” video:

  • Before filming the action, a few in the production crew were skeptical about whether or not the B15 smartphones would survive the punishment they were about to endure.
  • All of the phones were operational and intact after the grueling challenge ended.
  • The number of B15 smartphones run over by the 277D was 600.
  • The retail value of all the B15s used in the film was approximately $217,000 USD.
  • Lighting the set took more power than the site had available, so a 175,000 watt Cat® Generator was brought in to supply the required power.
  • To capture footage from all angles required 3 primary cameras and 12 Go Pro cameras.
 
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Find out what it took to make "Gravity" in this behind-the-scenes video.

"Gravity" behind-the-scenes video