Examining a variety of heavy equipment, including a wood-grinding tub; a rock crusher; and tree spades that can dig up and lift entire trees. Also: huge mobile cranes used on land and water; giant loading shovels and sand-diggers.
Examining heavy equipment used in earth-moving projects, the origins of the machines, and new designs still on the drawing board. Included: ditch-diggers, compactors and lifters. Also: the biggest cargo planes in the world.
Examining heavy-duty earthmoving equipment. Featured: giant bulldozers, including the Caterpillar D11R and the Komatsu 575A-2. Also: graders and scrapers; and the Crawler Transporter that moves space shuttles to the launchpad.
Observing the construction and operation of massive equipment used in ambitious civil-engineering projects. Also: tunnel-machine operators, crane supervisors, designers and project managers describe life on the job site.