We are excited to announce production of our newest hand crafted brass model - the historic Caterpillar D9H Track-Type Tractor – has begun. This legendary machine was originally introduced in 1974 and replaced the D9G.
The D9H was the last version of the D9 series prior to the introduction of the elevated sprocket design. Its power came from a turbocharged Caterpillar D353, an after-cooled six-cylinder engine producing 410 flywheel horsepower.
To maximize the application of this power the D9H came standard with pinned equalizer bar suspension, pilot hydraulic implement system, sealed and lubricated track (SALT), combined braking and steering controls and power-shift transmission.
The model will be produced in 1:24 scale and will measure an impressive 15” long, 7.25” wide by nearly 7” tall.
A fully detailed operator’s cab, positionable ripper and blade, opening cab and a fully detailed engine are just some of the details that will be included on the model. More than 200 individually cast and hand soldered parts will be used in each replica.
All models will be individually serial-numbered and will include a serialized machine brochure to certify authenticity.
Production will be limited to 150 models. At this time the price has not been set. Progress photos, dimensional details, pricing and delivery information will be updated as it becomes available on Classic Construction Models.