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AVAILABLE! Laster & Bagger 2019-3

26 May 2019
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The latest edition of BAGGERMODELLE is out now!

Nothing better then to come home on Sunday morning with a delicious fresh pie from Son en Breugel and then to read through the latest Laster & Bagger while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar 24 Motor Grader and the Caterpillar MD6250. This last one is a very welcome addition because its the first (officially) release of a Caterpillar Rotary Blasthole Drill Rig scale model. Both models where early 2019 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

Last but least, a complete report from all the latest released scale models during the Bauma 2019 event. 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!

Enjoy reading!

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LATEST ADDITION! Morooka MST-2200VDR [Morooka1:50]

24 May 2019

Recently I received this scale model and now I finally found the time to photograph this latest addition in my collection:

  • Morooka MST-2200VDR Rubber track Crawler Carrier Dumper

The Japaneese company Morooka Co., Ltd. is established in 1958 and has made a name world wide as the manufacturer of rubber crawler carriers with HST drive system for the field of construction, forestry, environment and agriculture.

The U.S built Morooka MST-2200VDR Rubber track Crawler Carrier has also been built using Caterpillar components such as an original Caterpillar heated and air conditioned ROPS-certified cabin and the Caterpillar C7.1 T4 final engine Engine providing 250hp and thus forms the basis for their Multi-Purpose Rubber Track Carrier which easily handles a maximum payload and has demonstrated its versatility on pipelines, construction sites and a host of other applications.

Inquiries learned that Morooka does not sell this, under their own name produced, scale model in 1:50th scale of the Morooka MST-2200VDR Rubber track Crawler Carrier Dumper to collectors. Even after using my own network and making contact with the Morooka organisation both within Japan and the USA and Dealers worldwide, despite all their efforts nobody was able to help me. Finally through Instagram I came into contact with fellow collector Mitsu from Japan who had the model for sale. All though is was not a cheap deal I could not let it go.

My first impression: The Morooka MST-2200VDR Rubber track Crawler Carrier Dumper is certainly not the most detailed scale model in my collection but because it represents a unique piece of earthmoving equipment and captures the essential functionalty from the machine so it is definitely a very welcome addition to my PoweredbyCAT series.

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

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NEWS FLASH! BouwmachineWeb.com visits Caterpillar Roadshow 2019

12 May 2019

On Saturday 11 May 2019, Pon held her last of four Caterpillar Roadshows. During this Roadshow the customer and user could experience the latest technologies.

The Caterpillar Roadshow truck traveled through The Netherlands from 3th May to 11th May at the locations in Obdam, Steenwijk, Duiven and Weert. The all new Caterpillar "Next Generation" mini and mini diggers received particular attention, but the larger Track-Type Excavators where in action aswell!

Customers, interested people and operators were given the opportunity to test the machines themselves, to get a tour and extensive information in the Roadshow truck about the latest technologies that the "Next Generator" machines possess and while enjoying a snack and a cool drink meet with various account managers from Pon Equipment or with one of the product specialists.

The team from BouwmachineWeb.com represented by Senior and Junior van Nispen was off course present at this Caterpillar Roadshow and made an comprehensive photo report.

Curious for their complete report? Click on the photo!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar D6 & D6 XE Next Gen [Diecast Masters 1:50]

10 May 2019

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

  • Caterpillar D6 “Next Gen” Track-Type Tractor #85553
  • Caterpillar D6 XE LGP “Next Gen” Track-Type Tractor #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 model has a fully automatic 4-speed power shift transmission while the Caterpillar D6 XE is the world’s first elevated sprocket dozer with an electric drive system.

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 50.650.0 lb and a Blade Capacity of 7.6yd3.

Key Features of the Caterpillar D6 Track-Type Tractor in 1:50th scale are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress including brand new Cat "Modern Hex" trade dress. Functional Caterpillar SU Blade with realistic push arm blade movements and rolling metal tracks. Finishing touch are the triple shank ripper and sweeps.

Key Features of the Caterpillar D6 XE LGP Track-Type Tractor in 1:50th scale are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator (Roof lifts off for cabin access). Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress including brand new Cat "Modern Hex" trade dress. Functional Caterpillar VPAT Blade with realistic push arm blade movements and rolling metal tracks.

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 2019-3

8 May 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 third 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 May 2019.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar 24 Motor Grader and the Caterpillar MD6250. This last one is a very welcome addition because its the first (officially) release of a Caterpillar Rotary Blasthole Drill Rig scale model. Both models where early 2019 released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

Last but least, a complete report from all the latest released scale models during the Bauma 2019 event. 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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NEWS FLASH! HIGRO 2019

6 May 2019

HIGRO is Dutch and stands for HIstorisch GROndverzet which can be translated to "Historical Earthmoving" and annually organized Event in The Netherlands.

It is a unique Event of historical earthmoving equipment. You could not only see classic and old-timer earthmoving machinery up close but actually watch them while in action! This year there where once again the necessary Golden oldies Caterpillar machines present.

This year the first Event is held at 30, 31 May and 1th June 2019. The location: Zandexploitatie "Schoterveld". The adress: Schoterpad, Bant (A6 exit 15 Emmeloord), The Netherlands.

Curious for more? Check out: HIGRO 2019

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NEWS FLASH! Caterpillar Oil Barrel set [Custom 1:50]

4 May 2019

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 Alessandro who made in-house, in a very limited edition, custom Caterpillar Oil Barrels in 1:50th scale.

  • Caterpillar Oil Barrels set

These highly detailed custom made Oil Barrels from 3D printed material are assembled and finished in the correct Caterpillar brand colors together with the matching euro pallet. It is also possible to order an single oil barrel or pallet separately. Other company designs and colors are also available on request.

If you are also interested in building this custom Caterpillar Oil Barrel set let me know through info@minimovers.nl and I can forward your request to my Italian friend Alessandro.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 6030 [CCM 1:48]

4 April 2019

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

  • Caterpillar 6030 Hydraulic Shovel
  • Caterpillar 6030FS Hydraulic Front Shovel

Designed to operate reliably in some of the most demanding mining applications, the Caterpillar 6030 Hydraulic Shovel realizes faster cycle times with greater control, resulting in an increase in productivity with a lower cost-per-ton. Power for this machine comes from the two Caterpillar C27 ACERT™ diesel engines producing 1,530 netto hp, or alternatively, an electric version is available for applications which don’t require as much portability. With a maximum bucket capacity of 22.2 yd3 delivering a payload of 34 tons per pass, the Caterpillar 6030 Hydraulic Shovel is perfectly paired with a number of Caterpillar mining trucks from the Caterpillar 777, 785 or 789 series Off-Highway Trucks to provide optimal pass match pairings, maximizing the volume of material moved throughout the shift.

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Specification highlights:

  • Engine: two Caterpillar C27 ACERT Diesel Engines
  • Net Power – 1530hp
  • Face Shovel Bucket Capacity (Heaped 2:1): 21.6 yd3
  • Backhoe Bucket Capacity (Heaped 1:1): 22.2yd3
  • Maximum Travel Speed: 1.680mph

The first (pre) production scale model photos with all the details, the final limited production run numbers with sales prices and the delivery schedule from this three scale models 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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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 2019-2

6 March 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 second 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 March 2019.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the Caterpillar D9G Series Track-Type Tractor which in early 2019 where released by CCM in 1:48th scale in their Diecast Collection Series". Produced in three configurations, the Caterpillar D9G has been equipped with a Rip Blade and Multi-Shank Ripper, with a Push Blade and Single-Shank Ripper, and finally as a Caterpillar DD9G with dual D9G tractors in tandem. WOW!

Last but least, the Model History brought by Thomas Wilk about the famous Caterpillar D6 Track-Type tractor made by Ertl. 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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NEWS FLASH! EBIANUM Digger Museum & Modelshow 2019

10 February 2019

The Eberhard EBIANUM doubles as a construction vehicle museum and a unique venue for all kinds of events.

Memories, understanding, information, experience, discoveries, and a view of the future.

Different is better than better. These feelings and thoughts guided us when we developed the Museum concept. Which adult doesn’t dream of being a child again for a while? This is where such dreams come true, for children in any case – the ideal environment for tuning into an event.

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Eberhard - Pioneers yesterday. today. tomorrow.

On Saturday April 27th 2019 the EBIANUM Digger Museum celebrates its fourth year anniversary with a huge scale model exhibition. Outside the museum there will be a F.B.W. Truck Meeting.

So mark Saturday April 27th 2019 on your calendar!

In addition, the doors from the EBIANUM Digger Museum are open to the public each Saturdays and Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 17:00. On the free Wednesday afternoon EBIANUM is open from 13:30 to 17:00. The entrance to the "moving experience for young and old" in EBIANUM is not for free, but the unique collection of scale models in the museum alone is more than worth the entrance fee.

Curious? Read the latest news on www.ebianum.ch or even better, come over for a visit at the EBIANUM.

DOWNLOAD AND SHARE THE PDF POSTER!

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