ntroducing the newest model in our 1:48 scale die-cast collection, the Cat® D8K Dozer will be produced in a limited edition, one-time production run by Classic Construction Models. Produced in 3 configurations, the D8K will be available with: Closed ROPS with U-blade & Multi-Shank Ripper, Closed ROPS with S-blade & Single-Shank Ripper, and Open ROPS with A-blade & Cat 58 winch. Features and details on this model configuration include:
|• Open ROPS Canopy
• Cat 58 Winch
• Fully Articulated A-Blade
• C-Frame Blade Arms
|• Opening Engine Bay Doors
• Control Levers & Brake Pedals
• Detailed Instrumentation
• Access Stairs & Handrails
|• Accurately Replicated Exhaust
• Realistic Hydraulic Lines
• Individually Linked, Free-Rolling Tracks
Paint and markings are approved by the manufacturer for accuracy.
Includes a signed and serial-numbered spec brochure reproduction.
In 1974, Caterpillar® introduced the D8K Track-Type Tractor as a replacement for the 270 HP D8H. Realizing an increase in horsepower, the D8K is powered by a turbocharged D342 engine producing 300 net HP @ 1330 RPM. Coupled with a planetary power shift transmission, the D8K is capable of up to 6.8 MPH in forward and 8.4 MPH in reverse.
Featuring hydraulic lever controls for easy ripper and dozer tilt functions, as well as complete hand-lever steering which combines clutch disengagement and braking in the same control, the D8K increases productivity while reducing operating costs. Other improvements over the D8H include a thicker frame for more durability, a higher load handling transmission, and a larger radiator for more efficient cooling.
The rugged D8K bulldozer blades have durable DH-2 cutting edges and end bits, while push arm braces connect to a sliding center ball that absorbs side stress on push arms and blade. A single lever controls all blade movement, including tilt. The Cat 58 Winch operates with only one lever for easy control of reel-in, reel-out, inching and braking. Drum speeds are matched to tractor ground speeds in 1st gear, allowing the cable to unwind smoothly.