Monday, July 15, 2013
We are pleased to announce our latest 1:48 precision scale die-cast model.
The Caterpillar 245 Excavator, produced from 1974 to 1988, was powered by the six cylinder turbocharged, 3406 engine with 325 flywheel horsepower. Due to its extreme versatility, this machine had many specialized versions created for specific uses. The grapple was one of the best examples of these modifications, used for a wide range of applications such as handling shredded scrap, long structural beams or car bodies, handling waste at recycling and transfer stations and handling rocks at construction sites. The four tines of the grapple were made of low-alloy steel with hardened tips. All pins, cylinders, bearings and hoses were hardened and armored for heavy duty use.
The legacy of the Cat 245 lives on in our 1:48 scale die-cast replica of this incredible machine. Our 245 Excavator with Grapple is equipped with wider flotation tracks ideal for working on soft ground, and a cab riser for the operator's increased visibility. Each model comes equipped with working stick and boom, articulated grapple, detailed hydraulic lines, a fully detailed engine and engine compartment accessible through opening engine bay doors as well as spring tensioners in the track frames, and perforated engine covers.
Each model comes packaged in a collector's box and includes a signed and serial numbered spec sheet reproduction. Information will be available on our website here:
The retail price will be $199.95. Production will be limited to just 182 pieces, so please contact us if you would like to be placed on the request list for this impressive model.
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