The Caterpillar D3 LGP Dozer in 1:50th scale was released by Diecast Masters in 2022 with #85673 within the diecast "High Line Series".
The new Caterpillar D3 LGP Dozer, also announced as the "Next Generation Design" or short “Next Gen” is the successor to the Caterpillar D5K2 Series in 1:1th scale. That sounds a bit awkward but because Caterpillar has changed his Dozer line from D1 up till D5 machine type numbering and stopped adding the successor letter it just will be released as the "D3" Series.
My first impression: the Caterpillar D3 LGP Dozer has a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. On one side there is even access to the engine compartment via an opening hatch and a functional three-tooth ripper is mounted at the rear. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint. Finishing touch are the functional Caterpillar 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 technical specifications.
I am very pleased with the first scale model D3 Dozer released under license from Caterpillar. Let's hope that a (custom) "Golden Oldie" Caterpillar D3 will also be released....
The Caterpillar D3 Next Gen (LGP) Dozer belongs to the Small Dozers program and has a Caterpillar C3.6 ACERT™ Engine producing 104hp, weights 21369 lb and has a Blade width of 126.7 in. and a maximum Travel speed - forward of 5.6mph.
If you are in the possession of photos or additional background information like the original hard copy brochure or specsheet about the 1:1 Caterpillar D3 Dozer I would be happy if you send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org