The Caterpillar 420F2 IT "Black Finish" Edition in 1:50th scale was released by Diecast Masters in 2020 with #85234.
On September 24th, 2015, Caterpillar announced in 1:1 both the Caterpillar 420F2 and the 432F2 Backhoe Loader in a custom Black Finish anniversary edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Caterpillar at the Building Construction Products (BCP) Division Desford in England. In September 1985 the first Caterpillar 416 Backhoe Loader rolled off the production line and nowaday more than 300,000 Backhoe loaders have been produced in seven different versions.
Surely a surprise that after more than three years after the introduction of the Caterpillar 420F2 Backhoe loader, Diecast Masters has decided to release the standard version in a limited "Black Finish Edition" edition.
Perhaps that is precisely why I am very happy with this scale model of the Caterpillar 420F2 because it was indeed released in 1:1 and it marks a point in the history of the Caterpillar Backhoe loader series. So great news that Diecast Masters decided to release this scale model.
My first impression: The Caterpillar 420F2 IT Backhoe Loader "Black Finish" Edition is a nice addition to my 420 series Backhoe Loaders collection. In my opinion an excellent die-cast scale model made by Diecast Masters, but it would have been neat if there was a brochure or some photos linked to the 30th anniversary Event in 2015.
If you are in the possession of photos or the original brochure or flyer about the 1:1 Caterpillar 420F2 IT Backhoe loader "Black Finish" Edition from the 30th anniversary Event in 2015 I would be happy if you send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org