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Caterpillar 988 Wheel Loader

Caterpillar 988 Wheel Loader
Mini specs
Closed Edition
Limited Production:
Large Wheel Loaders

The Caterpillar 988 Wheel Loader in 1:48th scale was in 2008 released by CCM.

The Caterpillar 988 Wheel Loader is a precise 1:48 scale model of the original that was produced by Caterpillar during the 1960’s.

Many of the features found in the real machine are now details in this CCM die-cast classic. Details they have included are: fully articulating body and bucket, removable cab, functional rear suspension and fenders,, a detailed engine compartment and of course all the markings and paint as accurate as the real thing.

The total number of models produced is limited to 2500. A Caterpillar 988 Log Loader was released at the same time in a limited run of 500 pieces.

Caterpillar 988 Wheel Loader

The Caterpillar 988 Wheel Loader was introduced in 1963 and build uptill 1976. The machine was manufactured in the USA only, with a 87A serial number prefix. The Caterpillar 988 model was replaced by the "B" series model.

The Caterpillar 988 Wheel Loader is designed for use on jobs where size, power and speed make a difference. At 63,000 lbs and 300 flywheel HP provided by a D343 Cat diesel engine displacing 893 cu inches, the 988 is a work-horse created to produce results.

Features that made this machine a favorite of miners and quarry men included: a wide choice of buckets, 29 ½ tons of break-out force, 40,000 lbs static tipping load rating, short turning with articulated steering, long wheel-base stability, single-lever power shifting and speeds to 21.6 mph forward and reverse.

The 988 is 28’3” from bumper to bucket and 12’1” from ground to exhaust pipe.

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