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The Cat Trial #9: PAC-MAN

The Cat® Trial #9: PAC-MAN™

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 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.

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 Cashman can provide. So, you’re watching much more than a reimagined version of the game – it highlights the technology, versatility, agility, and power you demand in the real world.

Building the Board

What does it take to recreate an iconic video gameboard in the dirt? Find out in this behind-the-scenes look at the Cat Trial #9: PAC-MAN™. Hear from the people who made the life-sized PAC-MAN™ game a reality — from concept, to storyboard, to machines in the dirt. Plus 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 compactors.

Ready Player One

The game itself features the important work you do every single day. Just like on the job site, there’s a challenge waiting around every corner! The Cat Trial #9: PAC-MAN™ is powered by autonomy and automation—a way for you to be safer and more efficient. Players are using remote controls to operate PAC-MAN™ and the ghosts, just how you’d use it for work in an area where you’d rather not have an operator in the cab. It’s all about safety for your crew.

Winning PAC-MAN™ means having fun clearing the board. But playing this version took some real skills to navigate the board and power up with Cat Services — from Customer Value Agreements, to repair options, to the Cat App and financing options from Cat Financial. Meet the people and players behind The Cat Trial 9:PAC-MAN™ and what it took to play this iconic game.



Watch a time lapse video of a life-sized version of the iconic PAC-MAN™ game board being built out of dirt. Highly skilled operators used the latest Cat machines, attachments, and technology.

Power Up With Cat Services

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 you power up, to meet tough challenges, and get the most out of your Cat machines.
Customer Value Agreement (CVA) – lets Cashman 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 – Cashman can extend life and maximize the value of your engine, drive train, or hydraulics system throughout its lifecycle.
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 do...like playing a video game!