The TIGER TMV60 Fuel Truck in 1:50th scale is a custom made model in 2010.
Through a forum I came into contact with fellow collector Keith W. from England who sent me a list with scale models that he offers for sale. Lured by the name "Tiger" I asked for photos and after I also found an original TIGER TMV brochure of this machine I was immediately tacked.
The TIGER TMV60 is certainly not the most detailed scale model in my collection but precisely because the scale model also uses the same components as the 1:1 (namely the Caterpillar D350D from ERTL in scale 1:50 with #2431) and the cabin is spot on, the final result is definitely a unique custom scale model and a very welcome addition to my PoweredbyCAT series.
If you are in the possession of photos or additional background information like brochures or specsheets about the 1:1 TIGER TMV60 Fuel Truck I would be happy if you send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
De Australische firma Tiger Engineering Pty die jarenlang op basis van Caterpillar wielladers zelfstandig Tiger wieldozers ontwikkelende werd in 1997 door Caterpillar ingelijfd. Kort na de introductie in 1998 werd door Caterpillar de TIGER 790G Wieldozer voortaan als Caterpillar 854G wieldozer op de markt gebracht en was daarmee op dat moment de krachtigste wieldozer ter wereld.
De Tiger TMV40 is ook gebouwd door gebruik te maken van Caterpillar componenten zoal de 35 ton Caterpillar D350D Knikgestuurde dumptruck en de Caterpillar 3306 Turbo dieselmotor goed voor 224kW en vormt zo de basis voor hun Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) die in de mijn industrie ingezet kan worden in tal van uitvoeringen als watertanker of brandstof truck.
The Australian company Tiger Engineering Pty, which for years developed Caterpillar wheel loaders independently on the basis of Caterpillar wheel loaders, was incorporated by Caterpillar in 1997.
The Tiger TMV60 has also been built using Caterpillar components such as the 35-ton (32 tonne payload) Caterpillar D350D Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) and the Caterpillar 3306 Turbo Diesel Engine providing 300 hp and thus forms the basis for their Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) used in the mining industry and available in numerous designs as a water bowser or fuel truck.