1:48 Cat® 245 Excavator with Grapple – Die-Cast


Closed Edition

Out of stock


  • Detailed operator’s cab on riser
  • Engine visible through opening doors
  • Individually-linked tracks with tensioners
  • Detailed hydraulic lines
  • Functional boom, stick, positionable grapple
  • Accurate period paint and markings
  • Includes serial numbered spec sheet

The legacy of the Cat 245 lives on in our 1:48 scale die-cast replica of this incredible machine. Our 245 Excavator with Grapple is equipped with wider flotation tracks ideal for working on soft ground, and a cab riser for the operator’s increased visibility. Each model comes equipped with working stick and boom, positionable grapple, detailed hydraulic lines, a fully detailed engine and engine compartment accessible through opening engine bay doors as well as spring tensioners in the track frames, and perforated engine covers.

The Caterpillar® 245, produced from 1974 to 1988, was powered by the six cylinder turbocharged, 3406 engine with 325 flywheel horsepower. Due to its extreme versatility, this machine had many specialized versions created for specific uses. The grapple was one of the best examples of these modifications, used for a wide range of applications such as handling shredded scrap, long structural beams or car bodies, handling waste at recycling and transfer stations and handling rocks at construction sites. The four tines of the grapple were made of low-alloy steel with hardened tips. All pins, cylinders, bearings and hoses were hardened and armored for heavy duty use.

Additional information

Production Run

Limited to 182 pieces

Precision Scale



10.75" long, 3" wide, 3.75" tall



Production Year