We are pleased to announce our latest 1:48 precision scale die-cast model in our vintage Caterpillar line.
The powerful and versatile 983B Track-Type Loader was introduced in 1978, and produced until 1982. At the time it was the largest track loader made by Cat, and produced 275 flywheel horsepower from its six-cylinder, 893 cubic-inch, 3406 diesel engine. The 983B featured pedal steering, freeing the operator's hands for the transmission and loader controls. An automatic bucket control system allowed the bucket to rise to a pre-set dumping height and return to a pre-set digging angle for fast cycle times.
Our die-cast model of the 983B has a fully articulated bucket, lift arms, and hydraulics. The full cab is accessible through opening doors, and the track assemblies are completely functional with free-rolling sprockets, rollers, and metal track links. This replica is planned in two configurations: an open ROPS version with general purpose bucket and counterweight, and a ripper version with enclosed cab and rock bucket.
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 production limit and retail price are yet to be determined, but you can be placed on the request list for this eagerly awaited model by contacting us today.
Phone: 503-626-6395, Monday - Friday | 8am - 5pm PT
|983B Track-type Loader Standard Version with GP bucket and counterweight|
|983B Track-type Loader Ripper Version with rock bucket and ripper|
Below are some photos of our rapid prototype. Some details may change or be added to what you see here.