Note: This feature is in the July TT&C 2019 issue.
Details on CCM’s model of a Caterpillar 6090 FS.
A size comparison between the Norscot Caterpillar 797F and a CCM classic Caterpillar 769.
If you leave your house, you will likely see construction sites in your daily travels. Whether it’s for road construction or at building sites, the most common machines utilized are Caterpillars.
For the most part, the machines used on these projects consist of D6 and D8 bulldozers, 960 and 980 Series wheel loaders and CAT 320 or 336 excavators. What the general public rarely sees are the largest of the machines such as the D11 dozers or 994K wheel loaders.
Diecast Masters and CCM have been producing beautifully detailed Caterpillar replicas in 1/48 and 1/50 scales. Here, we offer a few size comparisons, in photos, just for a perspective of these massive machines, compared to the more common machines.
In old photos of construction sites and mining operations from the 1920s and 1930s, the size of the machines in comparison to the size of the projects is interesting. Modern technology has enabled manufacturers to produce more massive and efficient earthmoving machines. Today’s machines would have been deemed impossible to build in the early years of construction equipment due to their size.
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