Sand Castle
Sand Castle

Cat Trial 4: Sand Castle

Hitting the Beach to Go For a New World Record

Those of you who operate our equipment and help build the world around us, might have had those seeds planted when you were a kid on trips to the beach or the sandbox – you built sand castles. And it’s the same, no matter where you live - sand, water, get the sand compacted and let your imagination run wild. 

For Cat Trial 4: Sand Castle we took that to the next level! 

We chose the Caminho Niemeyer square in Niterói in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be the site of what we hoped would be a masterpiece. But unlike how you do it on vacation or how your kids do it in the backyard, we used a different type of sand. Beach sand is eroded by water. Construction sand is easier to stack and get the height you need – and we were aiming for the highest of heights. For more than two weeks, trucks delivered about 50 loads of sand to the site. 

From there, a team of talented sculptors and equipment operators running two Cat hydraulic excavators - 320D, a wheel loader - 336D and two mini excavators - 302.5C, 303.5E CR transformed 734 cubic meters (960 cubic yards) of sand into the world’s tallest sand castle. The power and versatility of these machines was on full display in this most unique challenge. When it was all said and done, the Caterpillar sand castle was the new world record holder. A representative from Guinness World Records took the final measurements and confirmed that at 12.59 meters (41 feet, 3.67 inches), it had topped the previous record of 11.63 meters (38 feet, 2 inches).

For Cat Trial 4: Sand Castle, see how we got it done and imagine what dreams you could make a reality with Caterpillar, Cat dealers and Cat products at your side.

 

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Watch the video to see the world’s tallest sand castle take shape—and imagine what dreams you could make a reality with Caterpillar, Cat dealers and Cat products at your side.

“Sand Castle” is the latest in the Built For It™ Trials
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What do you get when you set a fleet of Cat® equipment and a team of talented operators and sculptors loose in a giant sandbox? A work of art, a world record—and proof that with Cat power and precision, you can build anything you imagine.

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Go Behind the Scenes of “Sand Castle,” the Latest in the Cat Trials 

 

How did two Cat® hydraulic excavators, a wheel loader, a track-type tractor, a vibratory soil compactor, and two mini excavators transform 734 cubic meters (960 cubic yards) of sand into the world’s tallest sand castle? Go behind the scenes of “Sand Castle” to find out.

The latest in the Cat Trials, a series of Caterpillar short films, “Sand Castle” documents the construction of the castle, which at 12.59 meters (41 feet, 3.67 inches) was confirmed by Guinness World Records as the tallest ever created.

This behind-the-scenes video offers a close-up look at the power and precision of the Cat equipment that built the sand castle and highlights the talented team of machine operators and sculptors who made it a reality. It follows the action for 15 days, as trucks delivered 49 loads of sand to the construction site in the Caminho Niemeyer square in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Watch “The Making of Sand Castle” to see just what went into the creation of this towering work of art, made possible by Cat equipment.

 

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What does it take to build the world’s tallest sand castle? Find out when you go behind the scenes of the latest Cat Trials.

The Making of Sand Castle