Can You Identify This Caterpillar Equipment from an Image?

By: Robin Tyler
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Can You Identify This Caterpillar Equipment from an Image?
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About This Quiz

Without a doubt, Caterpillar is one of the most recognized names when it comes to heavy machinery worldwide. The company now has a range of products that are used on construction sites, in demolitions and in mining among other heavy industries.

Caterpillar not only makes quality equipment that does the job, it has a rich history that helps prove its status as one of the best heavy machinery makers in the world. 

The Caterpillar Tractor Company was formed in 1925 after a merger between Holt Manufacturing and the C.L. Best Tractor Company. By 1948, Caterpillar had opened their first dealership and more soon followed. 

Caterpillar machines have been used in the construction of some great American landmarks like the Golden Gate bridge, the Grand Coulee Dam and the Mississippi levee. 

Caterpillar also contributed 51,000 tractors to the American war effort in World War II. 

Today, Caterpillar offers just about any heavy machine that you could wish to have. These include off-highway trucks, motor graders, bulldozers of varying sizes, pipe layers, track loaders, drills, excavators, compactors and many more.

The question is, would you be able to identify these various machines from just a screenshot?

Well, if you think you can, take the test and we will see!

Good luck!


1 cat 785D What piece of CAT equipment is shown in this image?
785 D Mining truck
The 785 D mining truck from CAT has a gross operating weight of 250,000 kilograms! It generates over 1000 kW of power and has a top speed of 54 km/h.
834 K Scoops large wheeled dozer
390 F Large excavator
CW 34 Pneumatic roller

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2 cat 834K What piece of heavy construction equipment is shown here?
785 D Mining truck
834 K Scoops large wheeled dozer
Bulldozers with wheels offer speed, maneuverability and mobility. The 834K is a large-sized wheeled dozer from CAT.
390 F Large excavator
CW 34 Pneumatic roller

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3 cat 390F Just the thing when you need to dig, what is this piece of equipment called?
785 D Mining truck
834 K Scoops large wheeled dozer
390 F Large excavator
The biggest digging jobs need serious excavators such as the 336D2 from CAT. It has an operational weight of 86,840 kg’s.
CW 34 Pneumatic roller

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4 cat CW12 On construction sites, areas need to be flattened. To do this, you would need this machine. What is it?
785 D Mining truck
834 K Scoops large wheeled dozer
390 F Large excavator
CW 12 Pneumatic roller
This machine uses a massive roller, usually on the front, to compact soil, among other surfaces. The CW 12 from CAT has a roller that can cover a width of just over 2 meters.

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5 cat D3K2 For smaller construction sites, this is a must. Do you know what CAT product it is?
D3K2 Small bulldozer
With an operating weight of 7713 kg’s, the CAT D3K2 falls into the small bulldozer class. Don’t be fooled, it can get the job done!
CW 34 Pneumatic roller
785 D Mining truck
390 F Large excavator

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6 cat 725C The CAT heavy machinery pictured here is a ___________
390 F Large excavator
834 K Scoops large wheeled dozer
D3K2 Small bulldozer
725 C Articulated truck with a bare chassis
A three-axle articulated truck, the CAT 725 C has a bare chassis. The C13 engine produces 375 brake horsepower and the truck can travel at up to 55 km/h.

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7 cat AP255E Do you have any idea what this piece of heavy machinery is?
725 C Articulated truck with a bare chassis
AP255E Track asphalt paver
As their name suggests, asphalt pavers do exactly that – lay down asphalt. The AP255E is a tracked asphalt paver with a paving width of between 4.6 and 8.5 feet.
D3K2 Small bulldozer
785 D Mining truck

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8 cat CB1_7 This machine has a compaction width of 0.9 meters and is a must when compacting soil on a construction site. What is it?
AP255E Track asphalt paver
D3K2 Small bulldozer
CB1.7 Tandem vibratory roller
With a compaction width of 0.9 meters the CAT CB1.7 is a tandem vibratory roller perfect for any construction site.
725 C Articulated truck with a bare chassis

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9 cat MD6310 Need a hole in the ground? Then this is your piece of CAT machinery! Often, this is used in mining.
390 F Large excavator
CB1.7 Tandem vibratory roller
785 D Mining truck
MD6310 Rotary drill
Rotary drills are used in a number of different scenarios in mining and construction. The MD6310 for CAT is one of a few models offered by the company. It allows for a big load of up to 42,000 kg’s and can drill a hole up to 311mm in width.

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10 cat PL61 Can you identify the CAT machinery in this image?
CB1.7 Tandem vibratory roller
MD6310 Rotary drill
PL61 Pipe layer
Laying a pipeline? The CAT PL61 pipe layer is all you need.
390 F Large excavator

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11 cat 12K small motor grader With a blade to help create flat surfaces, you will often see this piece of machinery with road crews.
785 D Mining truck
PL61 Pipe layer
12K Small motor grader
With a blade to create flat surfaces, graders are found on all construction sites. The Cat 12k is a brilliant example of a small grader for smaller sites. It has a blade width of 3.7 meters.
MD6310 Rotary drill

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12 cat SE60 The machine pictured here is used to level wet concrete. What is it called?
CB1.7 Tandem vibratory roller
725 C Articulated truck with a bare chassis
12K Small motor grader
SE60 VT Tamper bar screed
A screed machine is used to level concrete. CAT offer a range of models such as the SE60 VT which has a 6.0m range.

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13 cat 7495 This machine is used during mining operations to remove ore. Can you tell us its name?
SE50 VT Tamper bar screed
7495 HD Electric rope shovel
Essentially ore removers, electric rope shovels such as the CAT 7495 HD is used in mining.
390 F Large excavator
785D Mining truck

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14 cat RM 300 Damaged asphalt surfaces are this machine's specialty. What is it?
RM 300 Road reclaimer
Road reclaimers are used on damaged roads. By bashing the asphalt and adding an underlying base along with a binding agent, the road can be repaired. The CAT RM 300 does exactly that.
7495 HD Electric rope shovel
12K Small motor grader
PL61 Pipe layer

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15 cat 824K You shouldn't have any problems identifying this piece of CAT equipment.
7495 HD Electric rope shovel
MD6310 Rotary drill
824K Medium wheeled dozer
Bulldozers with wheels offer speed, maneuverability and mobility. The 824K is a medium-sized wheeled dozer from CAT.
RM 300 Road reclaimer

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16 cat PM312 When there is asphalt to tear up, then this is your machine. Name it, please.
CB1.7 Tandem vibratory roller
785D Mining truck
CW 34 Pneumatic roller
PM312 Cold planer with tracked undercarriage
A cold planer is a necessary piece of equipment when replacing roads for example. It has the ability to not only tear up tarmac but then to deliver it straight into a waiting truck to be taken away. The PM312 from CAT has a cutting width of 1 meter and comes with a tracked undercarriage.

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17 cat 916K No tracks means speed, maneuverability and mobility. Identify this CAT machine please.
PM310 Cold planer with tracked undercarriage
PL61 Pipe layer
916K Compact wheel loader
Loaders with wheels offer speed, maneuverability and mobility. The 916K is a compact-sized wheeled loader from CAT.
CW 34 Pneumatic roller

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18 cat 825K Its name pretty much says what it does. So does its overall look. What is it?
907K Compact wheel loader
825 K Soil compactor
Similar to pneumatic rollers, a soil compactor is used to compact soil. The 825K from CAT is perfect for heavy-duty compacting jobs. It has a blade width of around 4.6 meters.
725 C Articulated truck with a bare chassis
D3K2 Small bulldozer

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19 cat 324D FM You might see this CAT machine in the Amazon! What is it?
825 K Soil compactor
12K Small Motor grader
324D FM Forest machine
Essentially, forest machines are made to operate among the trees and are able to take a host of attachments to be used in a range of jobs. The CAT 234D FM is an excellent example of this type of machinery.
PL61 Pipe layer

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20 cat 12M A stalwart of construction sites around the world, what is this piece of equipment called?
725 C Articulated truck with a bare chassis
324D FM Forest machine
7495 HD Electric rope shovel
12M Medium Motor grader
With a blade to create flat surfaces, graders are found on all construction sites. The Cat 12M is a brilliant example of a medium grader. It has a blade width of 3.7 meters.

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21 cat 725 C2 This behemoth can carry A 23-ton payload. What is it?
825 K Soil compactor
12M Medium Motor grader
725 C2 Articulated truck
Articulated trucks are used on many sites around the world. This 725 C2 model from CAT can carry a rated payload of 23 tons.
SE50 VT Tamper bar screed

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22 cat D7R Identify this piece of equipment, please.
D7R Medium bulldozer
This medium CAT dozer comes in with an operating weight of close to 25,000 kilograms. The DR7 has a maximum blade width of 4.5 meters and three blade options.
725 C2 Articulated truck
CB1.7 Tandem vibratory roller
324D FM Forest machine

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23 cat AP300F The CAT machinery piece pictured here is a ________
AP300F Wheel asphalt paver
As their name suggests, asphalt pavers do exactly that – lay down asphalt. The AP300F is a wheeled asphalt paver with a paving width of between 5.6 and 11 feet.
D7R Medium bulldozer
D3K2 Small bulldozer
785D Mining truck

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24 cat 300_9D It may be smaller than most but it gets the job done. What is it?
AP300F Wheel asphalt paver
907K Compact wheel loader
7495 HD Electric rope shovel
300.9D Mini excavator
When you need to dig on a construction site, you call in an excavator. The 300.9D from CAT is perfect for smaller digging jobs not suitable for manual labor. It has an operating weight of 936 kgs.

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25 cat 522B This helps grabs trees that have been cut. What is it?
300.9D Mini excavator
522B Tracked feller buncher
Feller bunchers are used to help harvest trees. The CAT 522B is a great example of a rugged, hard-working machine in this category of heavy machinery. It has a reach of 8.1 meters.
RM 300 Road reclaimer
824K Medium wheeled dozer

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26 cat 416F2 This machine is capable of digging, trenching, filling and other tasks. Do you know what it is?
CW 34 Pneumatic roller
522B Tracked feller buncher
416 F2 Backhoe loader with center pivot
Backhoe loaders are found on many construction sites and are capable of digging, trenching and backfilling, among other tasks. The 416 F2 operates with a center pivot and has a digging depth of 4.3 meters.
D7R Medium bulldozer

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27 cat 318 D2L These machines are found on all construction sites. Name it, please.
318 D2L Small excavator
When you need to dig on a construction site, you call in an excavator. The 318D2L can handle bigger jobs and has an operational weight of 8,400 kg’s.
416 F2 Backhoe loader with center pivot
725 C Articulated truck with a bare chassis
MD6310 Rotary drill

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28 cat 8200 Drag line The equipment in the image is an excavation tool found on mines. Do you know what it is?
12M Medium Motor grader
RM 300 Road reclaimer
318 D2L Small excavator
8200 Drag line
An important mine excavation tool, CAT offers many drag line models such as the 8200. It has a boom length of 100 meters.

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29 cat D9R Name this massive machine which is certainly large and in charge!
D9R Large bulldozer
This large CAT dozer has an operating weight of 48,000 kg’s. No job is too big for this behemoth.
8000 Drag line
MD6310 Rotary drill
7495 HD Electric rope shovel

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30 cat 326 D2 The heavy machine in this image is a _________
D9R Large bulldozer
326 D2 Medium excavator
For tougher digging jobs, the CAT 326 D2 is your excavator of choice. It has an operational weight of 28,500 kilograms.
785D Mining truck
PL61 Pipe layer

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31 cat 775G WTR The machine pictured here often has a specialty application on a building site. What is it?
12K Small Motor grader
324D FM Forest machines
326 D2 Medium excavator
775G WTR Bare chassis off-highway truck
The CAT 775g WTR Bare chassis off-highway trucks often have specialty functions such as water trucks or tow tractors depending on how they are needed on-site.

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32 cat D9T WH Call on one of these when you need something cleared from an area.
D9T WH Waste bulldozer
A dozer specifically for handling waste, the D9T has an operating weight of over 50,000 kg’s and a maximum blade width of 5.5 meters.
CB1.7 Tandem vibratory roller
775G WTR Bare chassis off-highway truck
PM310 Cold planer with tracked undercarriage

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33 cat 444 F2 A multi-task machine that can dig, backfill and make trenches. What is it?
444 F2 Backhoe loader with sideshift
Backhoe loaders are found on many construction sites and are capable of digging, trenching and backfilling, among other tasks. The 444 F2 has a sideshift digging arm.
D9T WH Waste bulldozer
825 K Soil compactor
D3K2 Small bulldozer

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34 cat PM312 This piece of equipment is a _____________
DM167 Dump truck
444 F2 Backhoe loader with sideshift
MD6310 Rotary drill
PM 312 Cold planer with wheel undercarriage
A cold planer is a necessary piece of equipment when replacing roads for example. It has the ability to not only tear up tarmac but then to deliver it straight into a waiting truck to be taken away. The PM 312 from CAT has a cutting width of 1.22 meters and comes with a wheeled undercarriage.

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35 cat 6020B For digging into rock while mining, this is your go-to machine.
PM 313 Cold planer with wheel undercarriage
522B Tracked feller buncher
6020B Hydraulic mining shovel
A serious digger for mining work, the CAT 6020B Hydraulic mining shovel comes with two bucket attachments (heavy rock and standard rock). This machine will shovel through practically anything.
775G WTR Bare chassis off-highway truck

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36 cat 770G With a top speed of 73 km/h, it's pretty quick for something so huge! Name it!
6020B Hydraulic mining shovel
12M Medium Motor grader
324D FM Forest machines
770G Off-highway truck
This off-highway mining truck from CAT carries a payload of 38 tons and has a top speed of 73 km/h with the engine delivering 384 kW.

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37 cat 24 large motor grader This massive machine has a blade of 7.3 meters in width. Do you know what it is?
770G Off-highway truck
24 Large Motor grader
The perfect grader for larger construction sites, the CAT 24 has a large blade width of 7.3 meters.
7495 HD Electric rope shovel
CB1.7 Tandem vibratory roller

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38 cat 816K Any idea as to what this machine is called?
24 Large Motor grader
816K Land fill compactor
Does what it says on the box! A compactor compacts, most notably soil. The 816K is specifically designed for heavy duty compacting work.
725 C2 Articulated truck
907K Compact wheel loader

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39 cat 297 D It can go just about anywhere. But what CAT model is it?
725 C Articulated truck with a bare chassis
AP300f Wheel asphalt paver
297 D Multi terrain loader
These loaders, as their name suggests, can work in practically any terrain type. This is helped by their grippy rubberized tracks. The 297D is a very popular model from CAT
816K Land fill compactor

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40 cat 797F Which CAT vehicle does this image show?
739 Mining truck
These trucks are normally used to take ore, waste products and anything else that needs to move off site.
824K Medium wheeled dozer
PL61 Pipe layer
RM 300 Road reclaimer

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