Quiz: 96% of People Can't Identify All of These Major Pieces of Machinery. Can You?
96% of People Can't Identify All of These Major Pieces of Machinery. Can You?
By: Jody Mabry
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About This Quiz

There is something awesome about watching a major piece of equipment at work. Whether it is the fine-tuned operation of thousands of parts working as one, the roar of hard-working machinery or the end result, you will love to check out the equipment on this list. While heavy machinery has been around since the ancient world, it wasn't until the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries that real changes in machinery came around. From the cotton gin to coal-running trains and steam-powered vessels, they paved the way for the machinery on this list. 

This quiz will bring you some of the heaviest equipment you'll find in construction, on the farm and of course protecting our country in the military. You may be a fan of the big stuff, but do you know the difference between a backhoe and a bulldozer? Would you be able to figure out a tractor from a combine or even know what the difference between the two of them are? Or, maybe you'll do better at figuring out which armored vehicle is which. 

You'll be challenged with this quiz harder than an 18-wheeler struggling its way through the Rockies, so step back and throw on your hard-hat. This quiz isn't for the weak. 

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