All new from Classic Construction Models is the Cat® 973 Track Loader in precision 1:48 scale die-cast. Produced in 3 configurations, the 973 will be modeled with a General Purpose Bucket and 3-Shank Ripper, an open cab version with Multi-Purpose Bucket, and a demolition version fitted with a demolition package including Peterson Demolition Bucket, sound suppressed cab, and full demolition guards. Standing at approximately 6″ long, 2.2″ wide, and 2.8″ to the top of the ROPS canopy, these models are certain to draw attention in even the most impressive collections.
Featuring a 3306 Turbocharged Diesel engine producing 210 horsepower at 2200 RPM, the 973 is one of the most powerful, versatile track loaders to ever roll off the Caterpillar factory lines. The rear-mounted engine provides balance to the machine when the bucket is fully loaded, as well as providing unprecedented visibility as there is nothing disrupting the operator’s view of the bucket. Coupled with a hydrostatic drive, the 973 is capable of speeds of up to 6.4 MPH both in forward and reverse. Quick and responsive, the 973 offered precise control with fully variable speeds, as well as gradual turns with power to both tracks, allowing the operator to easily maneuver in and out of tight locations.
Pricing and production run have yet to be determined, but we will keep you up to date with more information on our blog and each model’s respective page as soon as we know more. Place your request today to ensure you are fortunate enough to add one, or all, of these incredible reproductions to your collection.
Click on the images above for more information about the 973 Track-Loader with General Purpose Bucket, with Multi-Purpose Bucket, and with Demolition Package.