Friday, September 14, 2007

Massive Model

Thanks for checking out our new blog. We plan to use the blog to share extra information about the models we like and what's new in the world of diecast.

One of my personal interests is old Allis-Chalmers equipment. Before it's bankruptcy in the 1980's, Allis-Chalmers was involved in businesses ranging from farm equipment to power generation and virtually everything in between. In 1969, the Allis-Chalmers construction equipment division introduced the HD-41 dozer. At over 100,000 pounds this massive crawler was the largest production dozer in the world for many years. It was so large that it required special factory equipment to handle it's parts during assembly, and three fully loaded semi-trucks to deliver it to customers.

First Gear is reproducing the HD-41 in a big beautiful 1/25 scale. This replica will be loaded with details and measure 17" in length. This is a model that any collector of fine replicas will appreciate and one that I will be adding to my personal collection as well.

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