In 1992 Classic Construction Models created our third scale model: the Link-Belt HC-268 Truck Crane. Following on the success of the two previous models, the HC-268 was manufactured of brass to the same exacting standards that we are known for.
The HC-268 holds the distinction of being the only truck-mounted crane we have produced to date, and is a true museum-quality replica. A limited edition of only 500 pieces was made and insured it as a favorite of our collectors to this day.
This scale model was individually hand-built and painted in red and white to the factory-authorized specifications of Link-Belt. The 1:48 scale allowed the inclusion of a host of fine details and features, such as working drums, opening doors, 360-degree rotating house, rubber tires, functional load block, and authentic markings.
Those who ordered the Link-Belt HC-268 also had the option of purchasing single or double boom section inserts to extend the boom an additional 7.5 or 15 inches respectively. Customers could also request to have their model painted in one of the four alternate schemes seen in the photo, making it all the more exclusive.
The Link-Belt HC-268 Truck Crane is still a favorite of those who were fortunate to obtain one when it was first released, and a rare find for those lucky enough to spot it on the secondary collector market.