- HO Scale series
- Officially licensed by Caterpillar
- Diecast metal with some plastic parts.
- Detailed cab interior including operator figure
- Blade and ripper raises and lowers
- Moveable tracks
- Approximate dimensions: 4.375" x 2.5" x 2.25"
- Box Dimensions: 6.8” L x 3.2” W x 3.7” H (full color metal box included)
- Recommended for 14 years and older
The Caterpillar D9 is a large track-type tractor designed and manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. It is usually sold as a bulldozer equipped with a detachable large blade and a rear ripper attachment.
The series began in 1954 with a prototype tractor called the D9X. Through the years various models have been introduce. The 410 hp (310 kW) D9T replaced the D9R in 2004. The D9T has a low-emissions ACERT diesel engine. The current model is the D9T; however, older models such as the D9R, D9N, and D9L are still commonly used. The L, N, R, and T models of the D9 are visually very similar, differing primarily in the design of their internal systems. The D9L is the most powerful D9 in history, with a flywheel power of 460 hp. The D9L is also the heaviest D9 in history at 130,000 lbs.
The D9's primary working tools are the blade, affixed to the front and controlled by four hydraulic cylinders, and an optional ripper, which can be attached to the back. The blade is mainly intended for earthmoving and bulk material handling: pushing up sand, soil, and rubble. It also can be used to push other heavy equipment such as earthmoving scraper pans, and in military applications, main battle tanks
This Diecast Masters 1/87 scale collectible model is a replica of a Caterpillar D9T.