Posted on: August 15, 2017 1:02 pm
You read that right, Cateraptasaurus, 12,000lbs of pure CAT® parts is coming to the Maryland State Fair, how do you stack up against the behemoth? Find out by visiting Alban CAT’s Booth at the state fair and along the way you might see Cateraptasaurus towering over the fair, if you do be sure to take your picture with him.
Alban CAT Exhibiting At The State Fair
The Maryland State Fair will play host to Alban CAT and we will be in the Exhibition Hall
Cateraptasaurus will be hanging next to the Kiddie Ride Section by the Exhibition Hall
The Fair runs from August 24 – September 9
Cateraptasaurus Fun Facts
- Height: 12 feet 9 inches
- Length: 19 feet 2 inches from tip to tail
- Weight: 12,000 lbs! 6 tons!
- Favorite Meal: Deere
The Cateraptasaurus is the creation of sculptor Derek Arnold. Nearly 20 years ago, Derek spoke to Alban CAT about utilizing scrap tractor parts he noticed in their yard for this creation. Derek was one of 10 sculptors selected out of a pool of 130 applicants in a competition to come up with a site specific plan at the Evergreen House in Baltimore City. The Cateraptasaurus consists of a 1946 Caterpillar pan scraper as the chest, scraper goose neck, cylinders, cutting edges, adaptors and bucket tips.
After a total of 800 man hours, 500 hours of Derek’s and 300 hours of extra assistance in a 2 month period, the creature was completed. Alban truck driver John Yox transported the prehistoric creature to Evergreen House where the creature remained from May – October 2000. The creature was then put on display at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Howard County for many concert goers to enjoy.
In February 2007, The Cateraptasaurus was headed for a forever home, 8427 Pulaski Highway in Rosedale, Md, the site of Alban’s Compact Construction Equipment Showroom.
Please enjoy this Cateraptasaurus and take as many pictures as you would like!