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Grove ATS540 Truck Mounted Hydraulic Crane

Grove ATS540 Truck Mounted Hydraulic Crane
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For many years I've been looking for a scale model of a Truck Mounted Hydraulic Crane that fits in my collection Caterpillar. Sofar as I know Caterpillar has never released such a machine type in 1:1 so it became a quest for a 1:1 mobile crane which is provided with a Caterpillar engine, and which of course also as a scale model in 1:50 has been released.

So I was glad when I did found out that the Grove ATS540 Truck Mounted Hydraulic Crane meets both criteria. The 1:1 version is equipped with a Caterpillar 3126 HEUI, six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine and he is reduced to 1:50th scale released by Norscot.

While searching I discovered that it is not so easy to find this scale model and that then in my eyes, often an absurdly high price tag was attached for a nice, but certainly not high class performed serially cast, Truck Mounted Hydraulic Crane scale model.

Fortunately brought my "Suche" ( In English:  Wanted) advertisement in BAGGERMODELLE (nowadays available as Laster &Bagger) me in touch with a fellow collector, who was prepared for a decent price, to sell his scale model to me.  

So in the end I'm very lucky that I can add another rare scale model to my Caterpillar collection.

Grove ATS540 Truck Mounted Hydraulic Crane

GROVE ATS540 Specs SBATS540 No 3-1198 299-6M Printed.pdf