Caterpillar Earthmovers At Work by Bill Robertson

By: Natasha Francois


For over 75 years, “CAT” machines have played an indispensable role in molding the Canada that we are familiar with today.

Caterpillar Earthmovers At Work by Bill Robertson
Caterpillar Earthmovers At Work by Bill Robertson

It’s hard not to be moved by the sight of a giant fleet of Caterpillar bulldozers and scrapers, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and monumental off-highway trucks all coming and going in a highly orchestrated choreography.

The entrepreneurs who constructed Canada’s infrastructure embarked upon such mammoth feats of engineering that they required fleets of large equipment to use as their workhorses.

This equipment had to have the requisite ruggedness and reliability to get the job done and Caterpillar equipment was ideal for the role.

And the scope of these undertakings is truly breathtaking – from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia, from the Niagra Peninsula to Resolute Bay in the High Arctic.

The multiple airports dotted across the country , gargantuan hydroelectric projects not to mention all the huge scale mining and forestry operations in every nook of the country.

See these machines employed in forestry and logging, road construction, railways construction, hydroelectric power projects, mining and much more.

Caterpillar Earthmovers at Work depicts Caterpillar machines in all their glory; shifting colossal amounts of rock, dirt, trees and virtually anything else that obstructs their path.

This richly illustrated compendium is a feast for all heavy equipment fans and a wonderful journey through earthmoving equipment history.

As you peruse the pages of this Caterpillar machine photo gallery, it is sure to spark vivid memories for those of you who have operated a CAT machine, or stir dreams for those who one day aspire to sit in the driver’s seat of one of these magnificent machines.

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