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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar PS-300B [Creatpshop 1:50]

18 August 2019

Already a few years ago I received from France ​​this custom made addition in my collection and today did find the time and took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar PS-300B Pneumatic Tire Compactor #KCP042

Creatpshop is a small French company, owned by Elie Pinocheau, which produces limited series models of rare and special road construction machinery, trucks and accessories which you certainaly might see if you travel across the French roads and bump in to road construction work in progress.

The Caterpillar PS-300B Pneumatic Tire Compactor is powered by a Caterpillar 3054T DIT four cylinder Diesel Engine producing 99hp at 2,200 RPM. Maximum weight per wheel 6,600 lb and a operating weight 46,200lb.

This Caterpillar PS-300B Pneumatic Tire Compactor in 1:50th scale is made of resin material and is custom built by Elie in the original Caterpillar factory version but can also be supplied in a specific company colors upon request. Build yourself? Then order the kit under number #KC042.

Enjoy the first photos! Curious for more? The complete review with more pictures from the Caterpillar PS-300B Pneumatic Tire Compactor scale model, machine in 1:1 and background information is added in the category Compactors

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LATEST ADDITION! Kenworth K100G [Iconic Replicas 1:50]

16 August 2019

Already a long while ago I received from America ​​this latest addition in my collection and today I did find the time and took it to the photo set:

  • Kenworth K100G 1997 6x4 Cabover Truck

Iconic Replicas was established in Melbourne, Australia in January 2017 and is a family owned and operated business run by Leigh Hudson specialised in 1:50th Scale collectable models of Australian trucks like the PoweredbyCat Kenworth K100G and transport equipment like a 40ft Flat Rack and Open Top Container shipping all over the world.

The good news for collectors in the Netherlands (and within Europe) is that all Iconic Replicas scale models are now also available exclusively at ScandiGifts.nl run by Simon and Anton Verhagen from the Netherlands. Highly recommended.

The Kenworth K100G 1997 6x4 Cabover Truck with Caterpillar (or a Cummins) engine is one of the first cast models released by Iconic Replicas, under license from Kenworth Australia's, small series of trucks in basic and corporate colors. The quality is certainly equivalent to IMC Models/Tekno/WSI. Much attention has been paid to the model, numerous details and the cabin can tilt which reveals the Caterpillar Engine! There is also a extra set with two types of exhaust and air cleaner pipes supplied. (Great for future renovations -))

My first impression: a very complete high quality scale model with a lott off value for your money and therefore is this Kenworth K100G 1997 6x4 Cabover Truck a great addition in my PoweredbyCat series. I'm already looking forward to the next tractor or transport combination from Down Under: KEEP THEM COMING!

For the coming period (note: it will not go fast) there are plenty of new projects on the roll. If you want to stay informed of the latest news, just follow Iconic Replicas on Facebook.

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UPDATE! The making of... ACCO Super Dozer

14 August 2019

Custom scale model builder Matteo from Trilex Modelli is in the final stages and making good progress on one of his latest projects: Building a ACCO Super Bulldozer in 1:50th scale.

The ACCO Super Bulldozer is the largest and most powerful Track-Type Tractor ever made. It was built in Italy, by the Umberto Acco company. The ACCO super bulldozer was constructed mainly of Caterpillar parts. This bulldozer has a gross weight of 183 tons and is powered by two 675hp Caterpillar engines and has a dozer blade that is 23 ft.

Today time for an update of this "The making of... a ACCO Super Bulldozer" where Matteo will guide you by the complete design and construction process of this unique scale model, and the end result shall eventually, as a real custom builder wants to achieve display the 1: 1 machine as naturally as possible. You will be amazed with the high standards he sets!

Matteo shares his building skills through its construction photos with little notes to keep us informed of the building process. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the ACCO Super Bulldozer and a for me personally a unique addition to my PoweredBy Caterpillar collection!

Curious? Click on the photo!

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar D9G with 9C Cushion Blade [CCM 1:48]

12 August 2019

Last week I received from Roy Ferguson Sales in America this latest addition in my collection made by Classic Construction Models (CCM) and today I was able to take it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar D9G Track-Type Tractor with 9C Cushion Blade

Introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Caterpillar D9E, the Caterpillar D9G was the largest dozer produced at the time of it’s introduction. Features a D353 Turbocharged Diesel engine producing 385HP at 1,330RPM. Featuring a 3-speed planetary Power Shift Transmission, the D9L is capable of top forward speeds of 6.5 MPH and up to 7.9 MPH in reverse. With a wide range of tools and attachments, the Caterpillar D9G Track-Type Tractor was one of the most powerful, productive, and versatile machines in the Caterpillar® lineup. Some of the most notable uses of the D9G were for push-loading scrapers, although it could be equipped with rippers, one of several types of blades available, or configured as a Caterpillar DD9G "QUAD" with Dual Caterpillar D9 Tractors in tandem for use in a wide variety of applications where the full power of two tractors was needed.

Equipped with the Caterpillar 9C Push Blade and Cushion Push Block, this configuration provided flexibility in push-loading situations. Mounted to the main frame, the Cushion Bulldozer features rubber springs behind the blade to absorb on-the-go shock contact.

This die-cast scale model Caterpillar D9G Track-Type Tractor with 9C Cushion Blade is made in a limited edition of only 500 pieces in 2018 by CCM in scale 1:48 The scale model is packaged in a deluxe gift box and comes with a signed certificate. I'm the happy collector with in possession #220.

All aspects of the Caterpillar D9G Track-Type Tractor with 9C Cushion Blade are captured just like the 1:1 version and to the usual level of CCM's exacting detail, including hydraulic lines and full sight on the engine compartiment. The Caterpillar 9C Cushion Blade and the rear mounted Push Block are functional and very detailed. The Operator can start working! Retail Price: $299.95 and shipping cost.

My first impression: a very complete scale model a nice addition in my Caterpillar Track-Type tractor D9G series. More than well worth the wait! Together with his two brothers this is a must have for every Caterpillar collector.

Enjoy the first photos! Curious for more? I have added the complete review with more pictures from the model, machine in 1:1 and background information in the category Track-Type Tractor

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 583K [CCM 1:48]

10 August 2019

This weekend CCM has informed his dealers that a new scale model in their 1:48 Die-Cast series will be released:

  • Caterpillar 583K Pipelayer with Caterpillar 58 Winch

Introduced in 1974, the Caterpillar 583K Pipelayer offered various improvements over the previous Caterpillar 583H, including a combined steering and braking function adopted from the Caterpillar D8K Track-Type Tractor.

Powered by a Caterpillar D342 turbocharged diesel engine providing up to 300 HP at the flywheel. Equipped with a planetary power-shift transmission, this machine has 3 forward and 3 reverse gears with a top forward speed of 6.8 MPH and is capable of up to 8.4 MPH in reverse.

With a side-boom capacity of 140,000 lbs., the hydraulically actuated counterweights are high mounted to provide excellent side and bottom clearance, while the over-center design prevents creep out while retracted. An automatic boom kickout device comes standard on the Caterpillar 583K Pipelayer, preventing boom bending by disengaging the boom raise circuit as the boom reaches vertical. The three-piece pipelayer frame is mounted directly to the track roller frame and main frame and can be removed to reduce the overall width for transport.

A wide-gauge track frame and extra wide track shoes provides stability and load carrying capacity while increasing floatation and extend the Caterpillar 583K's ability to work on soft terrain. Bolt-on sprockets allow for change in the field without breaking the track or removing the roller frame, reducing downtime for maintenance.

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Specification highlights:

  • Engine: Caterpillar D342 Diesel Engine
  • Net Power – 300hp
  • Pipelayer side-boom capacity: 140,000 lbs
  • Maximum Travel Speed: forward: 6.8mph - reverse: 8.4mph
  • Atachements: Caterpillar 58 Winch

The first (pre) production scale model photos with all the details, the final limited production run numbers with sales price and the delivery schedule (At this moment expected Q1 2020) from this scale model will be posted on this website when available.

Do you want to know more about this or other unique scale models from Classic Construction Models? Stay tuned to www.minimovers.nl for all upcoming, available and closed editions released by CCM.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Oshkosh Striker 4500 ARFF [Fire Replicas 1:50]

8 August 2019

Fire Replicas has out of the blue announced another big surprise with the release of their first Oshkosh Striker 4500 scale model starting from Q3-2019 in their 1:50th scale diecast "Museum grade ARFF Crash Trucks Series":

  • Oshkosh Striker 4500 8x8 "Chicago O'Hare ARFF 6510"

The 1:1 Oshkosh Striker 4500 ARFF is made within the USA and equipped with a Caterpillar C18 inline six-cylinder Engine providing 950 hp at 2,100 rpm. So this PoweredbyCAT scale model is definitly a MUST HAVE in my collection.

Oshkosh Striker 4500 8x8 "Chicago O'Hare ARFF 6510" is now available to order. The first production model of the Oshkosh 4500 Striker 8x8 is limited to 150 units. ARFF 6510 is hand-crafted from over 900 individual parts and includes a fully custom display case. O'Hare 6510 will be available to ship in late September or early October 2019.

Like all Fire Replicas models, every detail is modeled to perfection and with razor sharp precision. The replica features the specific department configuration and graphics, leaving no detail overlooked. The display case is custom manufactured with high quality acrylic and resin. The stainless steel etched plate features the department and truck name, and department seal. This replica is a treasure to be displayed and admired and is in no way a toy.

Curious? Order? Click on the picture!

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar XQ500 [Otter Bro Customs 1:50]

4 August 2019

A very long while ago I received from America ​​this latest addition in my collection and today I did find the time and took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar XQ500 RENTAL POWER Generator Set

Under the name Otter Bro Customs (OBC) appear regularly exclusive custom built models that allows you to add another unique replica Caterpillar model to your collection. I'm very lucky that I can add another small (I mean the scale!) masterpiece to my Caterpillar collection.

The Caterpillar XQ500 RENTAL POWER 20 ft container mobile generator set is powered by a Caterpillar C15 ACERT Diesel Engine and meets Tier 4 Interim emission standards and is rated for prime operation at 455 ekW.

This Caterpillar XQ500 RENTAL POWER generator set can be ideally placed as cargo load on the M.A.N. TGS L Flat roof 8x4 Flat bed Truck with FASSI 1100 crane in Eberhard livery, but can also be transported to its location through the Caterpillar CT680 6x4 On Highway Tractor with the 20ft Container Trailer which was also custom built by Otter Bro Customs.

Enjoy the first photos! Curious for more? The complete review with more pictures from the Caterpillar XQ500 RENTAL POWER generator set scale model, machine in 1:1 and background information is added in the category Generator sets

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar D6 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

2 August 2019

This week I recieved from the IMC Models Construction models Webshop this next addition by Diecast Masters in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series" in my collection and today I had some time and took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar D6 “Next Gen” Track-Type Tractor with SU Blade #85553

The new Caterpillar D6 Track-Type Tractor, also announced as the "Next Generation Design" or short “Next Gen” Caterpillar Track-Type Hydraulic Excavator is the successor to the "T" Series in 1:1th scale, but because Caterpillar has changed his machine type numbering and stopped adding the successor letter it just will be released as the "D6" Series. The new Caterpillar D6 model has a fully automatic 4-speed power shift transmission.

The Caterpillar D6 “Next Gen” Track-Type Tractor in 1:1th scale is equipped with a Caterpillar C9.3B ACERT engine delivering 215hp Net Power. The machine has a operating Weight of 50.650lb and a Blade Capacity of 7.6yd3.

My first impression: the Caterpillar D6 Track-Type Tractor has a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint. Also equipped with a Triple shank ripper and sweeps. Finishing touch are the functional Caterpillar SU Blade with realistic push arm blade movements and rolling metal tracks. Presented in the “High Line Series Packaging” Collectible, full-color printed metal box, including machine photos and specifications.

The two Diecast Masters Caterpillar D6 "Next Gen" Track-Type Tractors also have a world first because they are the very first Caterpillar scale models equipped with the new Caterpillar "Modern Hex" trade dress.

Enjoy the first photos! Curious for more? The complete review with more pictures from the scale model, machine in 1:1 and background information is added in the category Track-Type Tractors

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar D9L [CCM 1:48]

30 July 2019

This week I received from Roy Ferguson Sales in America this latest addition in my collection made by Classic Construction Models (CCM) and today I was able to take it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar D9L Track-Type Tractor with Multi-Shank Ripper

Introduced in 1980 as a replacement to the Caterpillar D9H, the Caterpillar D9L Track-Type Tractor was produced within the USA under serialnumber #14Y. Features a 3412 Turbocharged Diesel engine producing 460HP at 1,900RPM. Featuring a 3-speed planetary Power Shift Transmission, the D9L is capable of top forward speeds of 7.7 MPH and up to 9.6 MPH in reverse. This machine was also the first Caterpillar D9 to utilize the raised final drive sprocket, which was originally introduced on the Caterpillar D10, to prevent impact loading and increase the life of the power train.

This die-cast scale model Caterpillar D9L Track-Type Tractor with Multi-Shank Ripper is made in a limited edition of only 600 pieces in 2019 by CCM in scale 1:48 The scale model is packaged in a deluxe gift box and comes with a signed certificate. I'm the happy collector with in possession #422.

All aspects of the Caterpillar D9L Track-Type Tractor with Multi-Shank Ripper are captured just like the 1:1 version and to the usual level of CCM's exacting detail, including hydraulic lines and full sight on the engine compartiment. The Cabin doors can be openend and the interior with Operator’s Working Station is very detailed. The Operator only has to start the machine! Retail Price: $219.95 and shipping cost.

My first impression: a very complete scale model a nice addition in my Caterpillar Track-Type tractor D9L series. More than well worth the wait! Together with his four brothers this is a must have for every Caterpillar collector.

Enjoy the first photos! Curious for more? I have added the complete review with more pictures from the model, machine in 1:1 and background information in the category Track-Type Tractor

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar D6 XE LGP [Diecast Masters 1:50]

28 July 2019

This week I recieved from the IMC Models Construction models Webshop this next addition by Diecast Masters in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series" in my collection and today I had some time and took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar D6 XE LGP “Next Gen” Track-Type Tractor with VPAT Blade #85554

The new Caterpillar D6 Track-Type Tractor, also announced as the "Next Generation Design" or short “Next Gen” Caterpillar Track-Type Hydraulic Excavator is the successor to the "T" Series in 1:1th scale, but because Caterpillar has changed his machine type numbering and stopped adding the successor letter it just will be released as the "D6" Series. The new Caterpillar D6 XE model is the world’s first elevated sprocket dozer with an electric drive system.

My first impression: the Caterpillar D6 XE LGP Track-Type Tractor has a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint. Finishing touch are the functional Caterpillar VPAT Blade with realistic push arm blade movements and rolling metal tracks. Presented in the “High Line Series Packaging” Collectible, full-color printed metal box, including machine photos and specifications.

The two Diecast Masters Caterpillar D6 "Next Gen" Track-Type Tractors also have a world first because they are the very first Caterpillar scale models equipped with the new Caterpillar "Modern Hex" trade dress.

Enjoy the first photos! Curious for more? I will add the complete review with more pictures from the scale model, machine in 1:1 and background information in the category Track-Type Tractors

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