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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 633D & D639D [CCM 1:48]

20 September 2019

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

  • Caterpillar 633D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper
  • Caterpillar 639D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper

In 1975, the single engine Caterpillar 633D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper with an all-new tractor design, was introduced as a replacement to the Caterpillar 633C.

Powered by a Caterpillar 3408T turbocharged diesel engine providing up to 450 HP at the flywheel. Equipped with an 8-speed transmission, the Caterpillar 633D is capable of top speeds of up to 30 MPH. The integrated cushion hitch absorbs shocks from haul roads, allowing for higher speeds and a faster cycle time. With 13 flights, the elevating scraper is equipped with a variable speed torque converter which matches ground speed to loading conditions.

Introduced in 1979, the Caterpillar 639D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper was based on the Caterpillar 633D single engine Elevating Scraper. With a turbochraged 3408T diesel engine in the tractor and a 3306T diesel engine at the rear, the Caterpillar 639D is capable of producing 700HP at the flywheel.

The ejection system, which is unique to both the Caterpillar 633 & 639D Elevating Wheel Tractor-Scraper, allows the entire floor to pivot back and up, away from the fixed cutting edge. A fully articulated gooseneck allows for 90° steering in either direction, resulting in maximum maneuverability.

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Specification highlights:

  • Engine 1 (633D & 639D Tractor): Caterpillar 3408T Diesel Engine
  • Engine 2 (639D Scraper): Caterpillar 3306 Diesel Engine
  • Net Power: 450 - 700 hp
  • Maximum Travel Speed: forward: 33 -38mph
  • Heaped Capacity: 34.1 yd3

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 Q2 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! Caterpillar 779 [FanKit Models 1:50]

18 September 2019

FanKit Models has announced to release late 2019 a new unique custom built scale model in 1:50th scale:


  • Caterpillar 779 Off-Highway Truck

In the upcoming “Making of…” I will add progress photos and dimensional details. Final sales price and the delivery schedule date of this custom built scale model will be posted on our Website when available. Most likely the introduction will take place during the last NAMAC meeting in 2019 in Houten, The Netherlands on Saturday 28th November 2019.

This next knock out model of the Caterpillar 779 Off-Highway Truck will be available in very limited numbers.

More information about their unique scale models which are custom made in a very limited editions? Click on the link and visit the FanKit Models website.

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SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar D7C in Laster & Bagger 2019-5

16 September 2019
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The fifth edition in 2019 of Laster & Bagger is on its way! At the moment the Magazine is already rolling off the printing press and it can fall on your doormat at any time.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar D7C Track-Type Tractor which in early 2019 is released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "Evolution Series".

Diecast Masters brings together old and new Caterpillar machine models. Along with the scale models, each package also holds a richly illustrated book that tells the evolutionary story, from the machine of the past up to its modern counterpart. MUST READ!

Learn more about this full-color magazine for collectors? Take a look at Laster & Bagger Or even better,
Follow my choice: Yes, I want to subscribe to Laster & Bagger!

DO!

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 834 ROPS set [Custom 1:50]

8 September 2019

A couple of weeks ago I received from America ‚Äč‚Äčthis latest addition in my collection and today I did find the time and took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar 834 Wheel Dozer ROPS and worklights set

Within our group of Caterpillar collectors are builders who built various custom versions of Equipment, Worktools or Diorama accessories. I was lucky to meet on Facebook fellow collector Filipe who together with Marcio from Brasil made in-house, under the name MFM Models, in a very limited edition of only 50 pieces this custom Caterpillar 834 Wheel Dozer ROPS and Worklight set in 1:48th scale.

These highly detailed custom made Caterpillar 834 Wheel Dozer ROPS and Worklight set is in 3D drawings developed and the design was sliced to be cut from acrylic on a laser machine and in Caterpillar Old Highway Yellow painted.

The Set is espcially made to fit on the Caterpillar 834 Wheel Dozer which was released by Classic Construction Models in 2009. That is why it is very attentive that CCM on the website in their blog series "Models & Mods - Felipe Russo & Marcio Barato" attention paid to this modification project of their model by these custom modelers.

If you are also interested in this custom Caterpillar 834 Wheel Dozer ROPS and Worklight set check out the webshop from Keystone Construction Diecast whom is the exclusive reseller for this unique Set. Highly recommended!

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UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 583K [CCM 1:48]

6 September 2019

Classic Construction Models (CCM) has released this week the first official photos off the first production sample off their next to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:48 Construction Diecast Series:

  • Caterpillar 583K Pipelayer

The Caterpillar 583K Pipelayer scale model is made in scale 1:48. As you expect from Classic Construction Models this Golden Oldie scale model has more then plenty of detail and functioning parts. 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 CCM or place an order?
Take a look at the website from CCM or make contact with one off the CCM Online dealers which can be found under links.

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 2019-5

4 September 2019

Laster & Bagger is THE full color magazine for collectors of Trucks (Laster) & construction (Bagger) machine models, cranes, Trucks and heavy haulage. The magazine is writen in German. Detailed English translations of the main sections and features for every issue are available on the website and off course also available as App (both iPphone and Andriod) for your tablet, computer or smartphone.

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The fifth edition in 2019 of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way September 2019.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar D7C Track-Type Tractors which was early 2019 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "Evolution Series".

Last but least, an article with Tips & Trucks for the construction of a Diorama. MUST READ!

Learn more about this full-color magazine for collectors? Take a look at Laster & Bagger Or even better,
Follow my choice: Yes, I want to subscribe to Laster & Bagger!

DO!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 420F2 "Black Edition" [Diecast Masters 1:50]

30 August 2019

Diecast Masters has announced their latest new to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale die-cast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar 420F2 Backhoe Loader "Black Edition" #85234

Surely a surprise that after more than three years after the introduction of the Caterpillar 420F2 Backhoe loader, Diecast Masters has decided to release the standard version in a limited "Black Edition" edition.

On September 24th, 2015, Caterpillar announced in 1:1 both the Caterpillar 420F2 and the 432F2 Backhoe Loader in a custom black anniversary edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Caterpillar at the Building Construction Products (BCP) Division Desford in England. In September 1985 the first Caterpillar 416 Backhoe Loader rolled off the production line and nowaday more than 300,000 Backhoe loaders have been produced in seven different versions.

Perhaps that is precisely why I am very happy with this scale model of the Caterpillar 420F2 because it was indeed released in 1:1 and it marks a point in the history of the Caterpillar Backhoe loader series. So great news that Diecast Masters decided to release this scale model. EXCITING!

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NEWS FLASH! BouwmachineWeb.com visits Truck in the Koel 2019

26 August 2019

For the ninth consecutive time, on Saturday 24 August 2019 there was "Truck in the Koel" in the quarry of Hendrik Bedrijven in Brunssum, the Netherlands.

Truck in the Koel is a unique event on historical Earthmoving Machinery, Trucks, Tractors and Trailers. The vintage Cars and Classic Equipment could not only been admired from close range but where actually in action through out the show!

The team from BouwmachineWeb.com represented by Senior and Junior van Nispen was off course present at Truck in the Koel 2019 and made an comprehensive photo report.

Curious for their complete report? Click on the photo!

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 320 "Next Gen" [Diecast Masters 1:50]

24 August 2019

Last month 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 320 “Next Gen” Hydraulic Excavator #85569

The new Caterpillar 320 Excavator, also announced as the "Next Generation Design" or short “Next Gen” Caterpillar Track-Type Hydraulic Excavator is the successor to the "F" 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 "320" Series.

The Caterpillar 320 “Next Gen” Track-Type Hydraulic Excavator in 1:1th scale is equipped with a Caterpillar C4.4 ACERT engine delivering 162hp Net Power. The machine has a operating Weight of 49,600lb Boom reach 18'8", Stick reach 9'6" and a bucket Capacity of 1.56yd3.

My first impression: the Caterpillar 320 “Next Gen” Track-Type Hydraulic Excavator has a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint. Functional boom, stick and bucket and equipped with metal tracks. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, grab rails and hydraulic hoses. I personally find it a missed opportunity that the sticks are not equipped with a quick release coupler to give the collector an option to remove the standard bucket for another (Caterpillar) Bucket or Work Tool.

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 Hydraulic Excavators

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NEWS FLASH! Airbrush1zu50 Customs

22 August 2019

Airbrush1zu50 is run by Danny Laible from Germany and specializes in custom "aging" of (Caterpillar) scale models in all scales. Became curious? Visit his Facebook page to get an impression of his impressive skills!

Created as a "one of a kind" or in a small series the mini masterpieces he created that you might encounter in everyday life. Some of his recent projects are a Caterpillar 785D Off-Highway Truck, Caterpillar D6 "Next Gen" Track-Type tractor and the Caterpillar 973 Track Loader.

At your request, he will age existing Caterpillar scale models from Classic Construction Models or Diecast Masters or a Golden Oldie from former licensee like Conrad, NZG, Norscot or JOAL, so that they can then be placed in a diorama lifelike and indistinguishable from the 1:1. In one word: IMPRESSIVE!

Curious? Click on the picture!

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