Call me uncultured, but I?ve never in my life heard of the German town of Geilenkirchen. After watching the above video though, I?ve since learned that it?s apparently a place where they do epic off-roading activities like tug of wars. And, I?ve been known to enjoy a good old fashioned tug of war battle a time or two.
For this match-up, we?ve got a Caterpillar D8 vs. 20 Toyota Land Cruisers. Check it out!
While we don?t get an exact side-by-side look at what the competitors were working with power-wise, here?s a rough look at the competing power outputs, according to the Four Wheeler Network.
Although the power that the 1955-1980 Toyota Land Cruisers produced individually was not all that impressive, 90-125 hp respectively, when working together this group produced a combined power output somewhere between 1800 ? 2500 hp. The heavy equipment Caterpillar was building in the 1960-1980s wasn?t powerful by today?s standards, but assuming this D8 dozer was of the same era as the Land Cruisers it would have between 300 ? 335 available horsepower.
Now, obviously, Toyota Land Cruisers are not known for their ridiculous under-the-hood specs or towing capabilities. That said, there were 20 of them, and the Caterpillar D8 dozer wasn?t exactly built yesterday. So, it was something of a lopsided match-up from the jump.
With all that in mind, the Caterpillar put up one hell of a fight. I feel like this dozer operator has definitely been in a few tug of war face-offs in his day. Best two out of three, and the D8 probably would?ve at least taken one. So, who?s up for a rematch? Someone needs to make it happen.