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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar D6 175K Edition [Diecast Masters 1:50]

30 January 2021

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the Annoucement of the 2021 line up revealed the first photos from the next new to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale diecast "Highline Series":

  • Caterpillar D6 XE LGP Track-Type Tractor with VPAT Blade in "175K Edition" #85705

In 1985, Caterpillar expanded its revolutionary elevated sprocket undercarriage concept to its medium track-type tractor (MTTT) line with the launch of the H-Series models. Still unique to this day for the 130 to 350 hp (100 to 250 kW) dozer class, the high drive design conformed to the ground better, improving durability, serviceability and performance compared to low-drive and oval track designs.

The Cat® D4H, D5H, D6H and D7H dozer models were the first to feature the high drive design, and in 1987, the D8L model was added to the family. In addition to bringing many of the same large dozer advantages to the medium line, the elevated drive sprocket allowed movement of the front and rear track idlers. This helped to fine-tune machine balance and ground pressure for specific applications more easily than oval track machines. For the first time, variable pitch angle tilt (VPAT) blades were made available to high drive dozers with the D4H and D5H models for finishing jobs faster by grading at higher speeds.

Thirty-five years later, Caterpillar celebrated the unrivaled success of the elevated sprocket design in the medium dozer class by producing three commemorative 175,000 units in May 2020. “One of the original taglines to promote the early high drive tractors was ‘Beyond Known Capabilities,’ because these units set a new standard for efficiency, productivity and ease of operation,” says Wes Holm, chief engineer, Caterpillar medium tractor products. “With our next generation medium dozer line, which includes the new D5, D6 and D7 models, we continue to push these envelopes through adaptation of technology to drive productivity and efficiency to another level.”

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Three commemorative Cat® tractors built

With travel and gathering restrictions resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Caterpillar cancelled in-person celebrations to mark the historic 175,000-unit milestone for its medium dozers. However, three customers took possession of the commemorative units, which feature special decals on the fenders denoting the 175,000-unit milestone. The 175,000 image appears inside the cab as well, where it is embroidered on the headrest and printed on a plaque denoting each unit’s limited-edition status.

Built in East Peoria, Ill., the first two commemorative units were Cat D6 XE electric drive dozers, featuring a sleek dark gray and black paint scheme. The third unit, a D6 dozer with 4-speed, fully automatic transmission, is finished in traditional Cat yellow with special black tracks and blade.

The sales price and the delivery schedule (At this moment expected Q2 2021) for the Caterpillar D6 XE LGP Track-Type Tractor with VPAT Blade in "175K Edition" in 1:50th scale will be posted on this website when available.

Do you want to know more about this Caterpillar Caterpillar D6 XE LGP Track-Type Tractor with VPAT Blade in "175K Edition" or other unique scale models from Diecast Masters? Stay tuned to www.minimovers.nl for all upcoming and available Caterpillar Scale Models released by Diecast Masters.

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SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar D11N in Laster & Bagger 2021-1

28 January 2021
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The First edition of Laster & Bagger in 2021 is out now!

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar D11N Track-Type Tractor which in early 2021 where released by CCM in 1:48th scale in their Diecast Collection Series". Produced in four configurations: Eyecatcher is the Caterpillar D11N version equipped with a Caterpillar Impact Ripper from the Caterpillar Work Tool Attachments program. This machine in 1:1 was operated by Eberhard from Switzerland. IMPRESSIVE!

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!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 583K ROPS Kit #67 [cADSttachments 1:48]

26 January 2021

Under the name cADSttachements appear regularly exclusive small series of KITS that allow you to add a machine variant or a unique work tool to your Caterpillar collection.

Ad Gevers has once again succeeded in providing many (Caterpillar) Pipelayer collectors with the opportunity to give their collection or diorama even more appearance with a very accurate Caterpillar 583K Roll-Over Protection System (ROPS) Kit in 1:48th scale. Especially desgined for the Caterpillar 583K Pipelayer its an exact replica from the 1:1.

Do you want to order Caterpillar 583K ROPS Kit #67? Click on: cADSttachements

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NEWS FLASH! Diecast Masters Spielwarenmesse 2021

24 January 2021

Diecast Masters takes part in the Virtual International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse held from monday, January 25 up to Saturday January 30, 2021.

Diecast Masters shows some Highlights from their new 2021 Caterpillar Collection scale model catalogue.

Curious? Click on the picture!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 794AC [Diecast Masters 1:50]

22 January 2021

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the Annoucement of the 2021 line up revealed the first photos from the new to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50th scale diecast "Highline Series":

  • Caterpillar 794AC Mining Truck #85670

The sales price and the delivery schedule (At this moment expected Q2 2021) for the Caterpillar 794AC Mining Truck in 1:50th scale will be posted on this website when available.

Do you want to know more about this Caterpillar 794AC Mining Truck or other unique scale models from Diecast Masters? Stay tuned to www.minimovers.nl for all upcoming and available Caterpillar Scale Models released by Diecast Masters.

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NEWS FLASH! Diecast Masters Caterpillar Collection 2021

20 January 2021

Diecast Masters has revealed their new 2021 Collection scale model catalogue.

What to think about the Caterpillar Next Generation 352 UHD Hydraulic Excavator and the all new launched Caterpillar D3 Track-Type Tractor and Caterpillar D5 LGP Fire Dozer and last but not least the Caterpillar 794AC Mining Truck and his big brother the Caterpillar 798AC Mining Truck just to name a few! This is a great line-up! Keep on going Diecast Masters!!!

Curious? Download as PDF? Click on the photo!

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LATEST ADDITION! GINAF X2222 [WSI 1:50]

18 January 2021

Already some time ago I received this scale model and last weekend I finally found the time to photograph this new addition in my collection:

  • GINAF X2222 4x4 Dakar Race Truck "505" #01-1007

The GINAF X2222 4x4 Dakar racetruck from Team Wuf van Ginkel in the Rally 2011 with start number 505 replica is made in 1:50th scale by WSI Collectibles. Not only sponsored by PON (Dutch dealer from Caterpillar machinery) but also poweredby a Caterpillar C18 Acert engine providing nearly 1000 PK.

My first impression: The GINAF X2222 is very detailed die cast scale model. No opening doors but chassis and body are definitely spot on copied from the 1:1th and therfore a very welcome addition to my PoweredbyCAT series.

I have add the complete review with more pictures from the model, machine in 1:1 and technical background information in the category PoweredbyCAT

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NEWS FLASH! Sloan Construction Scale Models (SCSM) Customs

16 January 2021

Sloan Construction Scale Models (SCSM) is founded by Steven Sloan, a passionate scale model maker and model collector from Scotland.

SCSM offer an extensive range of bespoke services including CAD/CAM Design, 3D printing, machining, 2K spray painting/air brushing and also resin casting and much more all in house. SCSM are constantly working to develop new skills and techniques to help to produce the highest quality custom replica (Caterpillar) scale models and Worktools like Excavator booms and attachments all in 1:50th scale.

Under the name Sloan Construction Scale Models (SCSM) appear regularly exclusive small series of ready built Caterpillar scale models or KITS that allow you to add a machine variant or a unique work tool to your Caterpillar collection.

If you want to stay informed of the latest developments, be informed in good time when a new custom scale model is released, follow this website for the latest news.

Curious? Click on the picture!

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 2021-1

14 January 2021

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 first edition in 2021 of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way January 2021.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar 323 Next Generation Track-Type Excavator with additonal Caterpillar Work tools. The great thing about this Caterpillar 323 is that the scale model now comes with four original Caterpillar Worktools and because the boom is equipped with a quick coupling on the digging arm, the collector can choose to easily use to equip his machine with another Caterpillar Worktool. GREAT STUFF!

Last but least, full attention for the Caterpillar D11N Track-Type Tractor which in early 2021 where released by CCM in 1:48th scale in their Diecast Collection Series". Produced in four configurations: Eyecatcher is the Caterpillar D11N version equipped with a Caterpillar Impact Ripper from the Caterpillar Work Tool Attachments program. This machine in 1:1 was operated by Eberhard from Switzerland. IMPRESSIVE!

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 D6H with W6F Winch [CCM 1:48]

12 January 2021

A few weeks ago 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 D6H Track-Type Tractor with Hyster W6F Winch

This die-cast scale model Caterpillar D6H Track-Type Tractor was originally produced by Conrad in Germany under #2851 and by Classic Construction Models (CCM) in 1993 provide with a Hyster W6F Winch in a limited edition of maximum 350 pieces in 1:50th scale.

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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