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Video: Cat’s earthmover driving range

For many of us, there’s only one thing that stirs the heart more than heavy earthmoving equipment, and that’s a decent round of golf. The people at Caterpillar obviously feel the same, so they created a moving golf course and invited two Japanese golf pros — twin sisters Erimo and Marimo Ikeuchi — to try it out.



In Driving Range, the latest short film in the company’s ‘Built For It Trials’, the fairway, the hazards and the green are made up by five Cat machines: 772G, 775G and 793F off-road trucks, a 982M wheel loader and a CT660 on-highway truck.

“It took us three days to build the course,” says Bill Olson, the senior demonstrator instructor at Caterpillar’s Tinaja Hills Demonstration & Learning Center near Tucson, Arizona.  “I would say we probably used every piece of machinery at Tinaja to build this course.”

Not only does the video showcase the Ikeuchi sisters’ skill, it also shows how adept the machinery operators are and demonstrates that “while that 793F can have a full capacity load of 250 tonnes, it can still manoeuvre safely and quickly around all the other pieces of equipment” Caterpillar creative director Archie Lyons says.

The company annually sponsors the Japan LPGA’s Cat Ladies Golf Tournament — an event held at the Yonex Country Club in Niigata Prefecture where Cat customers have the opportunity to play and interact with professional golfers.

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