Cat Trial #9 - PAC-MAN
The original PAC-MAN™ gameboard design was loaded into the Cat GRADE with 3D system on the 336 Next Gen excavator, eliminating the need for stakes and grade checkers, saving time in the construction. In total, 70 labor hours were required for the 336 to create the life-size gameboard. Roughly 6,880 yd3 (195 m3) of cut/fill dirt was removed to build the maze that was comprised of 151 corners and 4-ft-tall (1.2-m) walls.
Support equipment to construct the gameboard, also using Cat GRADE with 3D to ensure they followed the same plan, included multiple field prep Cat dozers, Cat wheel loaders, a 323 excavator, trucks and water wagons.
“Cat GRADE with 3D enabled the workers to only handle material one time for digging, loading, hauling and dumping,” explains J. Archie Lyons, creative director, global brand strategy and activation for Caterpillar. “Reducing material handling is just one of the challenges our customers face, and Cat Grade technology greatly enhances jobsite efficiency.”
Here are some information on the Maze that might be interesting to you:
- Cat Grade 3D – Technology used to dig precise gameboard.
- Field Prep Machines: D6, D6XE, D8T, D9T, D11, 825K & 773G Water Wagon
- Build Machines all equipped with Cat Grade 3D: 336, 323, D6XE, 150.
- Additional machines: 972M, 950GC, CS56, 259D3, 308 w/TR Bucket.
- 70 Man hours to dig the actual gameboard.
- 6,880 yards of cut / fill dirt to dig the maze and berm / 5,300 tons of dirt
- 1% grade from top right to lower left for drainage. That means the top of the gameboard is about 3.5’ taller than the bottom.
- 4’ – Height of the walls inside the gameboard.
- 162.4’ x 180.4’ dimensions of the actual gameboard (Outside the berm 246.4’ x 264.4’).
- It's 19,040% of original scale of the classic arcade screen.
Watch some of the behind the scenes videos below:
Cat Trial 9: PAC-MAN™ Time Lapse
Cat Trial #9: PAC-MAN™ Behind-the-Scenes: Gameplay