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The Cat Trial #9 puts PAC-MAN™ and the ghosts back on the board. It brings the virtual world into a live action version of the popular video game. PAC-MAN™ is iconic; one of the most famous video games ever developed. And Caterpillar is bringing it back center stage, 40 years after its release, as only the Cat® Trials can: at a scale of epic proportions!

The goal is simple: gobble up all the pellets before the ghosts can get you. The classic, electronic chase scene features some unique POWER PELLETS and bonuses that only Cat Dealers can provide. So, you’re watching so much more than a re-imagined version of the game; it highlights the technology, the versatility, the agility and the power you demand in the real world.

Behind The Scenes


The Scenes

Behind the Scenes: Gameplay

The work you do demands a steady hand and a high level of skill. Like the trials, whether your jobs are simple or complex, we know you work in the most extreme conditions on Earth and we thank you. The trials involve accomplishing tasks that were limited only by imagination - a fun way to represent the unique challenges you face every single day.

Behind the Scenes: Build

What does it take to create a giant video game in the dirt? Hear from the people who made the life-sized PAC-MAN game board a reality — from concept, to storyboard, to machines in the dirt. And see the machines in action, including Cat Next Gen Excavators with Cat Grade 3D, Mini Excavators with Tilt Rotating Work Tools, as well as wheel loaders, dozers, motor graders, skid steers and pavers.


Building the board

Before we could start playing, we had to a build life-sized game board. Skilled operators using Next Gen Excavators with Cat Grade 3D, Mini Excavator with new Tilt Rotating work tools and additional Cat gear were up to the task.

Just like the POWER PELLETS allow PAC-MAN™ to charge up and take on the ghosts, the ones you see in this game correspond to services that help our you to power up, to meet tough challenges and get the most out of your Cat machines.

Customer Value Agreement (CVA) – has your Cat dealer focus on the when and how of maintenance and allows you to focus on the job.

Cat App - makes it easy to manage your equipment, giving you real-time access to data and actionable insights.

Cat Financial – making sure you have the right financing and the right protection packages.

Repair Options – Cat dealers can extend life and maximize value of your engine, drive train or hydraulics system throughout its life cycle.

Fruit Bonus Cat Parts - constructed of top-quality materials, built to exact original specifications by our engineers and rigorously tested to ensure maximum performance.

All of our players are right out of The Cat Rental Store fleet – giving you the ability for a short-term fix or to try out a piece of equipment for a few months before buying.

The 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. We are here to support you and turn your challenges into opportunities that allow you to spend more time doing what you love to playing a video game!

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Watch the PAC-MAN™ real life video with heavy equipment, skid steer, bobcat, maze. #cattrials #letsdothework #PACMAN40TH