The Caterpillar 982M Wheel Loader in 1:50th scale was re-released by Diecast Masters in 2015 with #85292.
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 982M Wheel Loader already released by Norscot in 2015 under number #55292. In addition to the luxury tin packaging from the Diecast Masters "High Line Series" with information about the 1:1 machine, the Caterpillar 982M Wheel loader scale model itself as far as I have been informed has not been modified and re-released under #85292. Of course Bob the operator came to sit in the cab.
The Caterpillar 982M Wheel Loader is released by Caterpillar late 2013. The new all-purpose Caterpillar 982M joins the Medium Wheel Loader program.
The Caterpillar 982M is a 2-pass match for larger on-highway trucks, but it is not restricted to aggregates and loose material re-handling. Design changes in the frames, linkage, hydraulics, horsepower and powertrain extend the application range of the Caterpillar 982M to sand and gravel and earth bank excavation and even face loading in shot rock applications.
The Caterpillar 982M has longer standard lift arms than the 980M, making it a great rail car loader due to the higher hinge pin height. With a full range of bucket sizes and types plus other available work tools, the Caterpillar 982M Wheel Loader provides a new option in this size class.