The 834 Wheel Dozer introduced in 1963, Caterpillar’s first and largest articulated rubber-tired wheel dozer at the time, was the perfect complement to any earthmoving fleet. Pushing 400 hp at the flywheel, the 834 was capable of 20 mph in both forward and reverse. Coupled with an articulating frame design, the 834 was extremely agile, making this machine perfectly suited for work under the most adverse ground conditions. Production of the 834 ended in 1974, but was reintroduced in 1982 as the 834B due to its versatility in push-loading scrapers, stockpiling coal, and mine pit floor cleanup as well as countless other applications.
In true CCM fashion, the level of detail achieved and the high metal content on this 1:48 scale die-cast model is second to none. The eye is first drawn to the fully detailed operator’s station complete with safety rails, work lights, control sticks, and even an assist knob on the steering wheel. Upon further inspection, the model becomes even more impressive with an accurately replicated and visible engine, hydraulic systems, and articulating frame, blade, and blade arms. Finishing touches which bring this model to the brink of a miniature reflection of the real machine include period-correct Caterpillar “Hi-Way Yellow” paint as well as authentic markings and name plate on the dozer blade.
Produced in a limited run of 1000 pieces in 2009, there are less than 60 pieces of the Caterpillar 834 Wheel Dozer models remaining in stock here at CCM. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to add this piece of Caterpillar history to your collection!