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 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-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.
The world's largest and most advanced cruise ship races against the clock to board thousands of passengers in Miami, and using new technology, an expert team navigates the behemoth ship through perilous waters.
Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.
Cast & Details
Premiered: January 31, 2001
Premise: State-of-the-art equipment includes huge dumptrucks and digging machines.