Evening all, as myself an Arch Stanton have been talking, I thought it might be of interest to mention a couple of vehicles that I always wanted to see done, since Hobby Link is coming out with new VN topics. The one is the Parsons FWD ditching machine/ trencher, and the other, the Clark 290 or CAT 830 4 Wheel Scrapers that were used in Nam. The scrapers especially were widely used by the engineers and are an awesome machine. 4 Wheeled tractors with a dozer blade on the front and a pan scraper behind, and could run almost 40 miles an hour on good roads. Anyway, just thoght it might be something enteresting. Wayne.
A scraper would be amazing!!!
Photo credit Military Trader
The Parsons FWD Ditching Machine.
@Frenchy can you help with some pictures, please?
There a a couple of videos of them on You Tube. I’ve got some pictures somewhere of one my buddy rolled off a hillside in Alabama. Rolled 4 times sideways and landed on its wheels. The only thing that saved him was he threw himself sideways and the cab roof came down and pinned him inside. The CO showed up as he was sitting on the ground and walked past him and asked if we could get it back up! Talk about caring for your troops! Wayne
M-R-S Model 100M Wheel dozer
Caterpillar 830MB Wheel dozer
Don’t forget the LeTourneau tree crusher . . .
. . images captured from the Internet for reference only.
What do you use to pull a stuck tree crusher out of the mud?
I also noticed this in @Frenchy pictures, and thanks very much, by the way…
Someone has to attempt that as a build … its crazy
For some reason I couldn’t help but think of the Sidewinder/Jungle Cat from Thunderbirds (!)
I know, I know…
I’ve dreamed of scratch building one of these since I first saw one around 1982, it would be as big as your Dining room table, I’m struggleing to get through a basic conversion so I doubt it’ll ever be in my collection. It would be a cool one to take to a model show though.
M65 motorised road grader, Model 550 as built by the Adams Division of Le Tourneau-Westinghouse
Some really interesting and unique bits of heavy plant kit shown here …
Actually shows them in stock!
There’s always the Revell Bagger in 1:200 for anyone who really wishes to challenge himself. Scaled up to 1:35 it would only be about 5.77 meters long.
The width varies in relationship to the angle of the spoil conveyer and the bucket wheel conveyer. Height appears to be about half of total length, so in in 1/35 scale nearly 3 meters in height.
Comparing to the man in this photo that seems about right:
Sadly, even with this, Todd Hoffman couldn’t find gold. Of course, he couldn’t find gold in a NYC Jewelry store.