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Top Gear to use big Cats in series finale

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Finning supply Caterpillar machines for feature highlighting quality of British-made products 

THE Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have used a number of Caterpillar machines supplied by Finning in one of the most ambitious features ever attempted by the show, highlighting how great the British presence is on the motoring world stage.

Set on The Mall, close to Buckingham Palace, the show will be one of the most extravagant Top Gear shoots of all time, with two Cat 740B articulated dumptrucks being chosen by the team to star as the largest products on display.


The Cat 740B and Cat 740B Ejector, together with a Cat 907H, Cat 908H, Cat 432F and Cat 444F, will all feature in the show alongside more than £200 million worth of other British-manufactured products.

Commenting on the use of Cat machines, Jason Howlett, director of equipment solutions at Finning, said: ‘Top Gear is a British institution and is now one of the world’s most-watched television shows with a global audience spanning more than 200 territories.

‘To have the team of Clarkson, Hammond and May bringing British-manufactured plant and equipment to the masses is significant for everyone involved in the industry and I think it should be a source of great pride.

‘Finning and Caterpillar both have a proud heritage in building and maintaining world-class plant and equipment in Britain and together as the UK’s largest employer in this industry to have this recognized alongside a whole host of other leading names in British manufacturing, is a fantastic opportunity to exhibit the strengths of our industry.

‘I hope this episode of Top Gear will remind people of the quality of products that are manufactured in Britain, and what an example we should be to the rest of the world.’

The series finale episode will be aired this Sunday (4 August) at 8pm on BBC2 and BBC2 HD in the UK.


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