The Cat Built For It Trials Hit the Beach to Go for a New World Record
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.
“Sand Castle” is the latest in the Built For It™ Trials, a series of Caterpillar short films. The video captures the action as two Cat hydraulic excavators, a wheel loader and two mini excavators transform 734 cubic meters (960 cubic yards) of sand into the world’s tallest sand castle.
Construction of the castle, which was made exclusively of quarry sand and water, began on October 28 in the Caminho Niemeyer square in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over the course of 15 days, trucks delivered 49 loads of sand to the site, where seven machine operators and seven sculptors carefully shifted and shaped it into a towering work of art.
By November 11, construction was complete. A representative from Guinness World Records was on hand to take final measurements and confirmed that at 12.59 meters (41 feet, 3.67 inches), the Caterpillar sand castle was the new world record holder, topping the previous record of 11.63 meters (38 feet, 2 inches).
As one of the latest models in the R2-Series excavator lineup, the Bobcat® E88 delivers durability, performance and quality for more productivity. Technically speaking, it's a compact machine, but it brings big performance with its redesigned engine and optimized lift performance, plus undercarriage and counterweight improvements. All these enhancements make this excavator one of the highest-performing models in its size class. With impressive over-the-side lift capacity, you can dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine. Put it to the test against similar models from other manufacturers. You'll see that the E88 can outwork the competition.