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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 D9G 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 D9G with 9R Rip Blade [CCM 1:48]

6 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 9R Rip 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 9R Rip Blade with extendable ripper bits and Multi-Shank Ripper with 4-Can Hydraulics this machine is ideal for breaking up hard ground, cutting roots and removing stumps, ripping along high walls, and bulldozing. Hydraulic ripping shanks at each corner of the blade can be extended up to 12″.

This die-cast scale model Caterpillar D9G Track-Type Tractor with 9R Rip 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 #423.

All aspects of the Caterpillar D9G Track-Type Tractor with 9R Rip 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 9R Rip Blade with extendable ripper bits and the rear mounted Multi-Shank Ripper with 4-Can Hydraulics are functional and very detailed. The Operator can start working! Retail Price: $2899.95 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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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar XQ500 [Otter Bro Customs 1:50]

4 August 2019

A very long while 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 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 Tractor 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 Tractor 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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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 973 Multi-Purpose Package [CCM 1:48]

26 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 973 Track Loader with Multi-Purpose Bucket

Introduced in 1982 as a replacement to the Caterpillar 977L, the Caterpillar 973 Track Loader was produced within the USA, Japan and France. Features a 3306 Turbocharged Diesel engine mounted in the rear to improve operator sight while also providing a natural balance for the machine with a loaded bucket, eliminating the need for a counterweight and producing 210HP @ 2200RPM. Equipped with a Multi-Purpose bucket, the Caterpillar 973 is ideal for loading, stripping topsoil, bulldozing and cleanup, and the bucket clamps hydraulically to grip logs, carry pipes, or handle other tough-to-grasp materials.

This die-cast scale model Caterpillar 973 Track Loader with Multi-Purpose Bucket is made in a limited edition of only 500 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 #443.

All aspects of the Caterpillar 973 Track Loader with Multi-Purpose Bucket are captured just like the 1:1 version and to the usual level of CCM's exacting detail, including hydraulic lines, Open ROPS Operator’s Station with detailed working station. The Operator only has to start the machine! Retail Price: $224.95 and shipping cost.

My first impression: a very complete scale model a nice addition in my Caterpillar Track Loader 973 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 Loaders

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NEWS FLASH! DHS Diecast OPEN HOUSE 2019

24 July 2019

The 19th Annual DHS Diecast Open House & Auction Weekend is held this upcoming weekend July 27-28th 2019. Be there, it will be a BLAST!

Once a year DHS Diecast Collectables opens their doors and invite the public in to check out the DHS 12,000 square foot facility. They clean the floors and unbox almost every model in stock, so don't miss this opportunity to see them up close!

Meet the DHS Staff and hang out with your fellow collectors and friends. DHS provides the venue and the food (FREE Hot dogs!) and you benefit! If you have been here before, come and see what is different this year. If you have never been here, you really need to check it out! And who knows, you might come home with that special scale model that you have wanted in your collection for so long!

DHS is hosting a huge Summer Auction (if you haven't already heard). The big date is set for July 27th, the day before our 18th Annual Open House Event! There are always over 300+ rare and hard to find items up for grabs. Among them off course some must Caterpillar scale models! You can pre-bid online anytime, as well as bid live in person at the DHS World Headquarters or live online during the auction. Some of the items to be sold include models from Classic Construction models, Conrad, NZG, Alan Smith and Sword as well as many vintage, custom and older models.

THE PLACE TO BE!

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