The DUDE name first appeared, albeit in beta form, on a nailgun originally to be used as a weapon in Grand Theft Auto Vice City, but the gun was dropped during development. In Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, the DUDE name appears primarily on heavy machinery, including cranes, controllable cement trucks, and other earth moving vehicles.
DUDE may be a spoof of construction companies such as Caterpillar, and the name may be a parody of MAN. The current DUDE logo, which consists of a man lifting the word "DUDE" with some difficulty, first appeared in GTA San Andreas, and remained in use in GTA IV.
|Image||Vehicle||Style||Based on (3D Universe)||Notes|
The Cement Truck in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Cement Truck||Large Truck||International Harvester S-2500|
The Crane in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Crane||Dock crane||Dock Cranes|
The Dozer in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Dozer||Construction Truck||An unidentified Bulldozer||Manufactured by HVY in GTA V.|
The Dumper in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Dumper||Construction Truck||Caterpillar 773|
|Image||Weapon||Style||Based on (3D Universe)||Notes|
The Nailgun in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
- NAG - another company in GTA San Andreas that manufactures heavy machinery.
- HVY - A machinery manufacturer which appear to fill in the role of "3D Universe DUDE" in the HD Universe. While DUDE is a chemical company in the HD Universe and HVY manufactures the Mixer, Dozer, Dump and dock cranes, which is machinery similar to what DUDE had manufacured in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
- Brute - a prominent heavy machinery company and vehicle manufacturer from the HD Universe.