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Caterpillar D8 Dozer vs. 20 Toyota Land Cruisers in Tug-of-War - Video

J30s and J40s Challenge Cat D8

Corey SimoneWriter4x4 Media NLPhotographer

We don’t know if we love classic Toyota Land Cruisers or badass diesel powered dozers more, but this group of off-road enthusiasts from Germany found a way to have fun with both. When 20, that’s right, twenty Toyota J30s and J40s lined up to battle a Caterpillar D8 bulldozer in a tug-of-war competition, our interest was peaked.

Although the power that the 1955-1980 Toyota Land Cruisers produced individually was not all that impressive, 90-125 hp respectively, when working together this group produced a combined power output somewhere between 1800 – 2500 hp. The heavy equipment Caterpillar was building in the 1960-1980s wasn’t powerful by today’s standards, but assuming this D8 dozer was of the same era as the Land Cruisers it would have between 300 – 335 available horsepower.

With the dozer and Land Cruisers hooked up to an I-beam it was time to see who would win the tug-of-war between the Cat and the twenty J30s and J40s.