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Caterpillar D10 Track-Type Tractor with Push Blade

Maker:  CCM
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:48
Review Date:  October 2011

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Caterpillar D10 Track-Type Tractor with Push Blade Video
The box.
The push blade has a reinforced centre and good anti-wear plates at the bottom.
Underside view.
Very good details on the tracks and drive.
Heavy connection of blade and dozer.
Perhaps a bit heavy for a Nooteboom Pendel X Low Loader.
Pushing a Caterpillar 657G.
The Caterpillar D10 was announced in 1977 and was the first modern dozer to use a high drive sprocket.  This was designed to produce a more robust drive mechanism with the resulting additional track wear not being significant.

In the period 1978-1986 around a thousand units were built in the USA.

This version is a Push Dozer, and was used to provide additional effort to scrapers by pushing them during the loading process.  For this purpose the blade mounting was reinforced and the dozer traction was assisted with counterweight.


The packaging is to CCM standards and is very good.  An outer cardboard box contains a presentation box wrapped in tissue.  Inside, the model is contained within polystyrene trays and has its own tissue wrapping.  There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the real machine or the model, and there is no assembly to do.


The metal track pads are individually linked and detailed.  They are mounted on excellent track frames and the high drive sprocket is really good with fine bolt details.  The rollers are represented by moving parts.

The engine is plastic but with an excellent colour match, and there are many components and cables modelled so it looks realistic.  There are excellent metal grab rails and mesh grilles, with high quality anti-slip surfaces on various platforms.  Lights at the front are represented by silvered surfaces.

The operator's area is open with a roll over protection structure (ROPS) and the seat is good with authentic looking levers and pedals.  There is a fire extinguisher on the outside. 

The narrow push blade has a heavy connection to the dozer frame which also includes small lifting eyes.  Detailing of the blade is good with a thickened central plate where the blade meets the scraper's pushing point.  Viewed underneath some small cylinders can be seen which cushion the impact.  The cylinders which control the blades vertical movement have hydraulic pipes and rubber hoses.

At the rear the pushing plates has been modelled well with bolt head details and a towing hitch. 


The tracks roll smoothly and each track set rolls separately as the drive sprockets are not fixed to the same axle so realistic turning is possible.  The two track sets are linked transversely so they can move up and down alternately over rough terrain. 

The track tensioners work well with part of the track frame sliding.

The Push Blade raises and lowers, but cannot easily be removed in order to pose the model in a transport configuration.  The blade holds any pose set.


The model has a high quality feel and there is little plastic.  The paint finish is very good and the graphics are sharp.


The model is good value for the quality provided.


This is another very good example of the D10 by CCM, and would pose well with suitable scraper models.  The very good quality and detail easily earns it a highly recommended badge.


This model was introduced in 2010 in a run of 1000 models.
 A version was also made in a U blade configuration with ripper.
Profile view.
This is a big dozer.
Push plate at the rear.
Excellent engine detail.
Rabbits-eye view.
Discussing whether it is too heavy.
Sometimes you have to push your weight around.