Caterpillar C12 Powered Hot Rod “Caterpillar Buggy”

Do you ever ponder why differences are so fascinating? Why do we take notice of things that are even slightly or significantly distinct from others?

According to Jimmy Johnson, the little extra is what sets apart ordinary from the extraordinary. Today, we bring you something extraordinary with that little extra.

Check out this video showcasing a rare custom-built Caterpillar Hot Rod. Created by hot rod enthusiast and accomplished custom builder Snapper Schomaker, this remarkable piece of machinery, known as the “Caterpillar Buggy,” is truly unique.


It features a 10-speed Eaton Fuller manual transmission, and a 425hp Caterpillar C12 Diesel engine, and incorporates a frame from a 1996 International 9200 tractor into a cool 1928 Studebaker Commander.

The grille of a vintage Cat 966 wheel loader and the headlights of an old Cat 631 scraper add to its distinctive look.

The Diesel engine mill has been customized with a 3-piece exhaust manifold, Banks twin ram air intakes, a heavy-duty valve body, a cold air intake, and turbo silencer ring. This vehicle is the epitome of modification.


If you’d like to see this masterpiece, go ahead and watch the video and enjoy!

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