The first sample model of the 1:24 scale die-cast 308E2 CR SB Mini Hydraulic Excavator from our Contractor Collection Series has arrived here at the warehouse, and with only a few changes to be made before work on a production sample begins, we are excited to share some of our favorite photos with all of our collectors.

Features of note on this model include the fully articulated swing boom, stick, bucket and thumb, as well as the dozer that provide multiple display positions for this model.  The highly detailed cab interior is accessible through the opening cab door, and is completed by the joystick and lever controls, foot pedals, and warning labels present throughout, while mirrors, handrails, hydraulic lines, and maintenance access points provide the finishing details on the exterior of the machine.

The engine is visible through the three opening engine access doors along the side and rear of the machine and provide a detailed look at the Cat C3.3B DI turbo engine.  Individually linked, free-rolling tracks as well as functional track tensioners and modelled bogies complete the accurately scaled undercarriage and match the motions of the 1:1 machine.

Paint and markings, which have been approved by Caterpillar for accuracy, enhance this model further and elevate it to the top of its class.  While we are still too early to determine when these will be complete, we will keep you up to date with more information and photos of the model here as we have it.

Remember, priority for this and future models in the Contractor’s Collection Series will be given to previous customers.  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to collect the entire series from Classic Construction Models in precision 1:24 scale die-cast!

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