CZM, founded in 1976, HQ based in Ellabell, Georgia, is the leading foundation drill rig manufacturer in North America and offers a comprehensive line of drilling rigs engineered for a variety of foundation applications such as Drilled Shafts on a Long or Short Mast Configuration, Cylinder Crowd and Cable Crowd, Long Reach, CFA, Micropiles, Pile Driving, among many other specialty foundations.
Their OEM product is entirely manufactured in the USA using Caterpillar Equipment bases and is designed, by a team of highly skilled engineers, to be the most productive and reliable in the market. CZM’s machines are commonly used on general construction, transmission lines, utilities, landfill and oil and gas.
CZM has provided a gigantic surprise for collectors at the end of 2023 by presenting their first 1:50th scale model:
The CZM EK160 Cylinder Crowd Drilling Rig, like its big brother in 1:1, is built on the basis of the Caterpillar 330 Excavator and made exclusively for CZM by Diecast Masters and now available in the unique CZM corporate identity packaging via the CZM Foundation Equipment Merchandise Store.
Good news for all collectors who do NOT live in America. Thanks to CZM and Diecast Masters, a very limited number of the CZM EK160 Cylinder Crowd Drilling Rig scale model will be available in Europe through the Diecast Masters resellers in early 2024.
Via Joe Yip (thanks a lot!), a fellow collector from the USA, I can now share some beautiful photos of the CZM EK160 Cylinder Crowd Drilling Rig that will certainly be added to my PoweredbyCat collection soon!
Enjoy the photos!
Joe & Wouter