It has been announced that TWH Collectibles has ceased trading effective 7 June. In a statement by the owner John Hemken he advised that he was unable to turn the business around and he closes it with regrets about what has been left undone.
Among the new releases at the BAUMA Exhibition is the long awaited Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 Mobile Crane which is made by WSI. Also from WSI is the Tadano Faun ATF400 G-6 Mobile Crane and a Vögele 1800i Paver as well as Fassi and Palfinger models. Conrad has produced the Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 Mobile Crane model and the Terex CC3800 Crawler Crane. Tonkin Replicas has announced that it will be making a 1:50 scale model of the Caterpillar 988K Wheel Loader and it will be available towards the end of 2013. TMC has introduced the Hitachi ZX470 LCH-5 Excavator. TWH has announced that it will produce versions of the Caterpillar 7495 and 7495HF Mining Shovels with both HydraCrowd and a Latch-Free Dipper System. Up to a 1000 of each will be made and will be available in Q4 2013.