It’s heavy equipment like you have never seen before in Discovery’s newest competition series MACHINES OF GLORY. In each episode, three crews of the highest-skilled machine operators will battle it out to determine who emerges as kings and queens of the construction job site. MACHINES OF GLORY will premiere on Discovery Channel this year.

Tested in three areas of ability – speed, skill and power –talented crews  will compete in outrageous challenges while operating massive machines including powerful excavators, speedy backhoes and agile skid steers, to prove that they have what it takes to win a cash prize and most importantly, the glory. The two crews with the most points after three rounds will go head to head in one final challenge that incorporates all three machines.

The series is hosted by Johnny Littlefield (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC), Dude Room (Discovery)).

“There has never been a heavy equipment competition show like MACHINES OF GLORY,” said Scott Hallock, executive producer. “This Discovery show is a dream come true for us and anyone who played with their trucks in the sandbox when they were little.”

MACHINES OF GLORY is produced for Discovery Channel by Scott Hallock and James Beaton (Scare Tactics (SyFy), Off their Rockers (NBC)). Dan Munday is co-executive producer. For Discovery Channel, David Pritikin is executive producer.

Caterpillar supplied more than 30 Cat® machines and trucks in support of the new Discovery Channel competition series “Machines of Glory.” Caterpillar is proud to be a part of this series which recognizes some of America’s best heavy equipment operators.

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