1:48 Cat® 245 Hydraulic Front Shovel – Die-Cast


Closed Edition

In stock


  • Detailed engine viewed through access doors
  • Positionable stick, boom, and bucket
  • Metal grab rails
  • Individually-linked metal tracks with tensioners
  • Perforated engine covers
  • Detailed operator’s cab

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The legacy of the Cat 245 lives on in our die-cast replica of this enormous machine. The 245 excavator is equipped with wider flotation tracks ideal for working on soft ground, while the 245 front shovel comes equipped with the narrower tracks suitable for working in quarries and other hard pack environments.Both come equipped with positionable stick, booms, and bucket; 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, perforated engine covers and finely detailed walkways.Models are finished with authentic Caterpillar yellow paint and decals, each inspected and approved by Caterpillar prior to production.


The Caterpillar 245, introduced in 1974, was powered by the six cylinder turbocharged, 3406 engine with 325 flywheel horsepower. It had a maximum reach of more than forty feet, a digging depth of nearly twenty-six feet and standard bucket capacities from 2 to 3 3/4 yards. The 245 came equipped with a variable flow hydraulic system, hydrostatic track drives and oil cooled disc brakes. After a production run lasting nearly 14 years the 245 was replaced by the Caterpillar 245B in 1988. Estimates put the total production of the 245 front shovel and excavator at more than 4,000 units during that time period.


Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 7 × 6 in
Production Run

Limited to 1250 pieces

Precision Scale



11" long, 3" wide, 3.75" tall



Production Year