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.
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.
I hope you all enjoy!
- GrizzlitnCFSP 2 months ago
- 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)
- Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
- Drag Points 18905
- Number of Parts 734
- Control Surfaces 0