Heavy Metal Task Force

Season 2
Big jobs sometimes call for even bigger equipment. Some of the world's strongest, heaviest and most extreme machines tackle tasks that nothing else can handle.
Starring
John Michie
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Roadtrain, Tuborine and Legend
    January 5, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Trucks link together to help reinforce South Africa's electrical grid. Drilling a new subway tunnel without disturbing the city needs an extraordinary machine, and the US Coast Guard's largest cutter is equipped for any scenario.
  2. 2. Le Tourneau, Conveyor, Viking
    January 12, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A giant front loader keeps a copper mine moving. An all-terrain amphibious vehicle helps the Royal Marines handle any terrain, climate or enemy, and the world's largest moving machine feeds a power plant's appetite for coal.
  3. 3. New York Dredge and Striker
    January 19, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A massive dredger gets the Big Apple ready for the world's largest ships. A next-generation fire engine employs an arsenal of state-of-the-art firefighting tools, and a mile-long rail layer can build a railroad on the move.
  4. 4. D'Artagnan, TUHD60, Sea King
    February 2, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The world's most fearsome dredger races to deepen the Panama Canal. A telescopic demolition rig devastates a building in the heart of Amsterdam, and a multi-purpose helicopter has been updated for the 21st-century battlefield.
  5. 5. Jumbo, Colossus and Menzi Muck
    February 9, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A heavy-lift ship delivers one of the largest pieces of cargo ever. A transport installs a radio telescope in the highest and driest desert on Earth, and walking diggers race to fix flood damage before bad weather strikes again.
  6. 6. Hercules and Roadheader
    February 16, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The largest marine crane in Asia assembles oil rigs right in Singapore's harbor. A fearsome tunnel borer chews up rock just beneath a Slovenian village, and slag haulers risk their lives carrying 50-ton loads of molten metal.
  7. 7. Kamov Ka-32 and Dredger
    February 23, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A revolutionary helicopter helps prevent avalanches at the Winter Olympics. A massive dredger builds up the Netherlands' defenses before winter storms hit, and a monster lift assembles a bridge over the Danube.
  8. 8. Nanuq and GTK1100
    March 1, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A 10,000 horsepower super-tug steers tankers away from disaster in Alaska. A mammoth crane builds itself before taking on even bigger jobs, and massive hard-rock shovels pull copper out of the world's driest desert.

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Season year
2012
Network
discovery plus Engineering Marvels
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