Nov 04, 2020
Caterpillar Plays PAC-MAN with Remote-Controlled Skid Steer Loaders
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has found clever and creative ways to show what their construction equipment can do, from giant Jenga games to a moving golf course on their dump trucks. The latest example of Cat’s creative equipment showcasing is the largest PAC-MAN game of all time.
Forty years after the release of the iconic video game, Cat has recreated a 162×180-foot version of the game out of dirt. Known as Cat Trial #9, the initiative replaces the PAC-MAN we know and love with Cat’s 236D3 Remote Controlled Skid Steer Loader.
Skilled operators created the large-scale game board using Cat excavators equipped with Cat® Grade 3D and Cat mini excavator with new Tilt Rotating work tools, among other Cat gear. Check out the video below for a glimpse behind the scenes of the build.
The actual game play on the board is powered by automation, Cat says. “Players are using remote controls to operate Pac-Man and the ghosts, just how you’d use it for work in an area where you’d rather not have an operator in the cab. It’s all about safety for your crew.”
In the original game, PAC-MAN tries to gobble up power pellets so he can charge up and take on the ghosts. In addition to picking up pellets, participants in Cat’s version of the game can power up by picking up various Cat services that help crews “power up,” such as the Cat App, Cat’s Customer Value Agreement (CVA), Cat Financial and more.
Check out the video below to learn more about the gameplay behind Cat’s version of PAC-MAN.
“Cat® Trial #9: PAC-MAN™ is an entertaining way to look at some of the most pressing challenges that are part of the everyday realities of your job,” Cat claims. “We are here to support you and turn your challenges into opportunities that allow you to spend more time doing what you love to do…like playing a video game!”