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CAT 990K Wheel Loader (Millyard Arrangement)

22.1k FasterThanLight  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on asteroidbook345's SimplePlanes Logging Challenge [Finished!]

This is a CAT 990K articulated wheel loader equipped with a logging fork so it can be used as a log stacker. This is a modern loader, thus most of these beasts are still in service at lumber mills and mining sites alike. The loader is powered by Caterpillar's C27 27L Diesel V12 which puts out a hefty 699 net horsepower and 2,624 ft/lbs of torque. Power is transferred though CAT's planetary powershift transmission to axles in the front and rear of the vehicle. The loader features a functioning articulating chassis, boom, CAT purpose built logging fork, functional interior levers, a roof mounted flasher, and exterior lights. The exterior is also decorated with CAT 990K decals on the sides and rear, a black cab, black hand rails, ladders and steps, and is wrapped up in the iconic Caterpillar yellow.

Sadly, some realism had to be sacrificed for the sake of gameplay as to make the loader function well in SimplePlane's physics engine. As a result, the loader is not nearly as heavy as it should be as an increase in weight would cause the wheels to vibrate rapidly.

This is my entry for AsteroidAsteroidTheBook and MrSilverWold's logging challenge.

I highly reccomend downloading MisterT's Stork Island map to get full enjoyment out of this loader, as you will be able to pick up and carry the logs included with the map.

CONTROLS:
Pitch to drive.
Roll to steer.
TRIM to pitch logging fork.
VTOL up to raise logging fork.
Landing Gear to open logging fork.
Act 1 - Rear facing lights.
Act 2 - Roof mounted flasher.
Act 3 - Activates a powerful gyroscope to right the vehicle if it tips. Because CATs always land of their feet!
Act 8 - Front facing lights.

Link to the logging challenge.

Link to Stork Island map.

I hope you all enjoy!

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor SimplePlanes Logging Challenge [Finished!]
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Length 52.6ft (16.0m)
  • Height 17.9ft (5.4m)
  • Empty Weight 31,326lbs (14,209kg)
  • Loaded Weight 33,304lbs (15,106kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 18905

Parts

  • Number of Parts 734
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    Very good job, and very good tractor loader

    20 days ago
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    Thank you! @BogdanX

    one month ago
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    @Skylerthedrawer Now that I think about it, yeah.

    one month ago
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    5,229 Simps

    Just like mudrunner

    one month ago
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    0 cranes

    @FasterThanLight can u make some logs pls at least 100 parts maybe 150.

    2 months ago
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    @FasterThanLight Yeah lol it's a fun little detail

    2 months ago
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    @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook Lol yes. It was too amazing to pass up. I did however modify it. I didn't wanna rip you off.

    2 months ago
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    Oh you used my spinny light design too lol

    2 months ago
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    @FasterThanLight Lol yes

    2 months ago
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    3,288 SilverStar

    Ok 👍

    2 months ago
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    @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out a control scheme that would be both simple to use and effective. Looks like it ended up being similar to your log stacker. Great minds think alike I guess.

    2 months ago
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    @SilverStar Sure! I'd like to see it when it's done.

    2 months ago
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    3,288 SilverStar

    @FasterThanLight I forgot, would you be tagged on my build when I will finish my entry ?

    2 months ago
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    I appreciate the fact that the arm/claw follows the same control system as my stacker lol

    2 months ago
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    @FasterThanLight no problem

    2 months ago
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    Thank you! @EternalDarkness

    2 months ago
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    Thank you! @GrizzlitnCFSP

    +1 2 months ago
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    3,288 SilverStar

    @FasterThanLight Lol, you won't see it before 2 or 3 weeks surely...

    2 months ago
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    @SilverStar Awesome. I can't wait to see your entry.

    2 months ago
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    @FNSSDefenceSystems Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

    2 months ago
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    3,288 SilverStar

    Very nice, well done ! I also participate in this challenge

    2 months ago
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    1,395 Lawrenicium

    nice

    2 months ago
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    Thank you! @Feanor

    2 months ago
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    Thank you! @Doughnut45

    2 months ago
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    92.0k MrSilverWolf

    @FasterThanLight yup! just another day at the mill!

    2 months ago
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