Note: This feature is in the August TT&C 2021 issue.
While IMC Models has recently presented impressive crane and truck models, it now not only has a new brand (Doosan), but new models of a wheel loader and a backhoe loader. Doosan acquired Bobcat in 2007, and both models feature nice details.
While the wheel loader DL420 comes in the common 1/50 scale, the backhoe loader B730 is larger, as it was made in 1/32 scale. Both models come with plenty of details and were replicated with the correct dimensions.
Doosan wheel loader DL420
The current wheel loader range of Doosan consists of 14 loader models, ranging from 1.9 cubic meters to 6.4 cubic meters. The operating weights are starting at 11.6 tonnes to 43 tonnes. The DL420 model is the second largest wheel loader, weighing 23 tonnes. Its Scania diesel engine provides 350 horsepower.
The model comes in a stable, well-protected box. When unpacked, it rolls smoothly on any surface; steering is done by the articulation.
IMC Models copied the steering cylinders, including a stopping block against rolling and warning signs. The massive work attachment is located above the front axle. Small hoses run to the shovel-tipping cylinder. And the cylinder damage protector is also replicated, copied in silver material.