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:
983B Track-type Loader Standard Version
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.