Vintage Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer VS 20 4-Wheel Drive Toyota Landcruisers!


We’ve got an epic power struggle between 20 Toyota CJ40s all hooked together with towing ropes and a single Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer. The D8 Cat is an absolute workhorse. The two teams are connected via an I-Beam so that the Toyota’s can all pull together. An interesting concept that we will talk about later. As this unwinds, it shows the cat and Toyota’s getting into position. The D8 Dozer has no problem stopping all 20 of the Toyotas with just a gentle tap on the gas. However when push comes to shove, the team of 20 Toyota Landcruisers surprise the mighty D8 Cat Bulldozer. Keep reading to see how it all unfolds..

A Vintage Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer VS 20 4-Wheel Drive Toyota Landcruisers!

What We Are Actually Seeing

What we are seeing is the distribution of power in two directions. One direction fans out through the 4×4 Toyota’s in equal and straight lines. The other direction is from the D8 Dozer, and it is linked V-shaped cone from where its chains connect it to the I-Beam. Those power networks are not equal, and that has to do with how the base of power flows through each network. For the team of Toyota’s Landcruisers they pull in a pretty much even stream all along the I-Beam. Their base of power is the entire length of the I-Beam.
The Cat, on the other hand, has a much shorter base of power, and it can only counter the power from the Toyota’s from the center of the I-Beam. That base of power is weaker, even though the Cat is likely  more powerful.


Problems Two and Three for the Cat D8

The second problem for the cat is that each of the Toyota’s has four tires on the ground. That is eighty points of contact and traction against two tracks. The Toyota’s have the advantage.

The third problem for the Cat is the way that they have it chained to the I-Beam. It is chained to the front dozer blade, and as the tug of war begins, the power from the Toyota’s overcomes not the cat, but the hydraulic system of the blade. You can see the blade begin to rise and that moves the center of gravity from a horizontal surface towards the rear portion of the tracks. When that happens, the Cat loses traction and is pulled backwards. 

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