Introducing the newest model to join the CCM collection of die-cast replicas, the 583K Pipelayer in 1:48 scale. In shipping position, this model measures approximately 4.6″ long, 3″ wide with counterweight retracted, and 2.6″ tall. Notable features and areas of extensive detailing on this model include:
|• Functional pipelaying equipment
• Positionable counterweight
• Cat 58 winch on rear
• Functional boom winch
|• Detailed open operator’s station
• Control levers and pedals
• Engine visible through bay
• Functional load winch
|• Individually linked, free-rolling track pads
• Wide-gauge track shoes
• Functional track tensioners
• Accurate pipelayer equipment
Paint and markings are approved by the manufacturer for accuracy.
Includes a signed and serial-numbered spec brochure reproduction.
Introduced in 1974, the 583K Pipelayer offered various improvements over the previous 583H, including a combined steering and braking function adopted from the D8K.
Powered by a D342 turbocharged diesel engine, the 583K is capable of producing up to 300 HP at the flywheel. Equipped with a planetary power-shift transmission, this machine has 3 forward and 3 reverse gears with a top forward speed of 6.8 MPH and is capable of up to 8.4 MPH in reverse. Conveniently grouped pipelayer transmission and winch controls allows for simplified operation while providing fast handling and accurate cradling.
With a side-boom capacity of 140,000 lbs., the hydraulically actuated counterweights are high mounted to provide excellent side and bottom clearance, while the over-center design prevents creep out while retracted. An automatic boom kickout device comes standard on the 583K, preventing boom bending by disengaging the boom raise circuit as the boom reaches vertical. The three-piece pipelayer frame is mounted directly to the track roller frame and main frame and can be removed to reduce the overall width for transport.
A wide-gauge track frame and extra wide track shoes provides stability and load carrying capacity while increasing floatation and extend the machine’s ability to work on soft terrain. The sealed tracks extend pin and bushing life and reduce wear on links and rollers, and the lifetime lubricated tracks end the need for daily undercarriage maintenance. Bolt-on sprockets allow for change in the field without breaking the track or removing the roller frame, reducing downtime for maintenance.