Super-tugs are the sole vessels preventing disaster between massive oil tankers and unspoiled Alaskan wilderness, a heavy-lift crane has to build itself before getting to work, and only one shovel is tough enough to dig in a Chilean copper mine.
Avalanches threaten the Winter Olympics but a helicopter provides the power to overcome mother earth, a country builds an amibious system of flood defenses in a fight to survive beneath sea level, and a specialized crane is key to reuniting two countries.
A powerful crane vessel pieces together an oil rig in the world's busiest harbor, digging a tunnel linking two countries requires chewing through rock beneath a peaceful seaside village, and armored heavy haulers remove lethal slag from a smelting plant.
The premier heavy-lift ship transports one of the largest cargoes ever moved in one piece, custom-built transporters fight earth's driest desert to deliver a 100-ton telescope, and an army of walking diggers repairs massive damage before winter's snow.
A world-class dredger has 4-hours to cut through hard volcanic rock to avoid a multi-million dollar traffic jam, a demolition rig wreaks destruction until threatened by a force stronger than itself, and a battle-proven chopper is put to the test.
The world's most powerful backhoe dredger digs up New York Harbor to clear the way for bigger cargo ships, a revolutionary new firetruck protects an international airport, and a mobile factory rushes against the clock to rebuild a railroad.
The world's biggest wheeled loader digs a copper mine out of peril, an assault transport carries troops across any terrain and when it runs out of land it goes straight into the water, and the largest mining machine keeps a country running.
The longest road-going vehicle in the world heads into dangerous territory to bring electricity to an isolated region, a tunneling behemoth dares to dig a new subway system under a bustling historic city and a sleek new vessel fights the war on narcotics.
A double-bladed helicopter faces dangerous conditions to save a town from deadly avalanches, an enormous vessel hauls a giant rig out of the busiest harbor in the world, and the crew of most powerful drill rig blasts through a mine in the Arctic Circle.
The largest aircraft in the world must transport the heaviest load ever carried by air, miners in South Africa use the biggest trucks in existence to save a massive mine, and a giant floating crane overpowers one of the heaviest ships ever built.
Typhoon, a navy hovercraft, must pick up a 60 ton tank from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, an excavation crew in South Africa battles landslides in order to mine platinum ore, and an underground drill rig races against the clock to save Stockholm.
A transport is dispatched to rescue a platoon of marines deep in enemy territory, a gigantic wheel excavator digs deep into German soil, and a six-legged barge takes on the treacherous North Sea to install an offshore wind farm.
A ferocious mining machine goes deep underground to save Britain from a deep freeze, a nuclear powered icebreaker rescues a stranded ferry, and a water bomber prepares to fight raging fires in southern California.
A helicopter must dodge power lines as it transports an arctic oil tank, a megapede transporter moves a barge into the Gulf of Mexico, and a million dollar sub hunts for warning signs of an impending tsunami on Lake Tahoe.
The world's largest mining machine digs for coal in Canada, mobile ice hammers save a town from flooding, and an enormous air transporter battles extreme conditions to deliver its cargo.
A heavy-lift helicopter saves a Colorado town, an elite team of engineers harness the world's biggest mobile cranes to move an offshore wind turbine, and loggers fight an epic battle to save the gulf coast of Louisiana.
There is no job too large for the Heavy Metal Task Force, and this season proves no different. Whether it's transporting a 406 ton generator across a mountain range or running a mobile factory racing against the clock to rebuild a railroad these crews are always up for the challenge
Amazing machines and their elite crews take on some of the planet's most incredible and dangerous engineering challenges. With millions of dollars, hundreds of lives and entire cities on the line, you want the HEAVY METAL TASK FORCE.
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