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Caterpillar 587T Pipelayer

Caterpillar 587T Pipelayer
Mini specs
Diecast Masters
Closed Edition

The Caterpillar 587T Pipelayer in 1:50th scale was in 2015 re-released by Diecast Master.

When Diecast Masters acquired the Caterpillar scale model license rights from Norscot and Tonkin Replicas in 2015, a number of models from both manufacturers were included in Diecast Masters' new "High Line Series" program.

This also happened with the Caterpillar 587T Pipelayer, already released by Norscot in 2010 under number #55272. In addition to the luxury tin packaging from the Diecast Masters "High Line Series" with information about the 1:1 machine, the Caterpillar 587T Pipelayer was also modified on a number of points and re released under #85272. Of course Bob the operator came to sit in the cab, but more striking are the diagonal black stripes on the two counterweights that certainly give the model more appearance.

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 587T Pipelayer I would be happy if you send your response to

Caterpillar 587T Pipelayer

Engineered for reliable production in the toughest conditions. The Caterpillar 587T's high horsepower and rugged components are designed for tough and varied working conditions. This machine offers the reliability and durability expected from Caterpillar Pipelayers.

  • Engine Model: Caterpillar ® C15 ACERTâ„¢.
  • Netto Flywheel Power: 366 hp.
  • Gross Power: 394 hp.
  • Lifting capacity: 202,000 lb.
  • Operating weight: 117,000 lb.
  • Boom: 28 ft.
  • Track gauge: 100 in.
  • Ground contact are a 9,613 in.2 with
CATERPILLAR_587T_Specsheet_AEHQ5679-02 (12-07.pdf

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