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Caterpillar D10T2 Track-type Tractor

Maker:  Diecast Masters
Model No:  85532
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2017

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Packaging   (max 10) 9
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 84%


Caterpillar D10T2 Track-type Tractor Video  [Youku video]
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Caterpillar branded tin.
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Operator does not have to sit in the cab.
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Nice metal tracks.
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Opening engine cover.
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Removable roof allows the operator in.
Ripper down.
Bit of a wide load.
No need for an operator in the cab when loaded for transport.

The Caterpillar D10T2 weighs around 71 tonnes.  It is used for large earthmoving and quarry operations.


The model comes in the usual exemplary packaging.  There is an outer shipping carton which contains a tin which is protected by a nylon bag.  The tin is high quality and includes pictures and details about the real machine.

The review model had no missing parts or defects.

A mini catalogue of the Diecast Masters range is included, and a single sheet describes how to place the separately provided operator inside the cab.


The underside has the structure detailed including the transverse beam connecting the track frames.  The metal tracks are nicely detailed with bolt heads.  The track frames have the rollers modelled within the casting and they are non-functional.  The high drive sprocket is plastic with a good colour match.

The single-shank ripper assembly is metal and the tooth is sharp.  The rams are plastic but they are detailed and have a good colour match. Soft hydraulic lines add to the appearance.   A very nice detail is the fire suppression equipment at the rear.

The cab structure is metal and there are wipers on the windows.  The hand rails are metal and thin.  Grab rails are a mix of metal and plastic.  The inside of the cab is detailed with the Cat logo on the seat back.  The operator can be placed in the seat.   The roll over protection structure (ROPS) has small lights.  Thin metal handrails and grab rails surround the cab.

At the front the engine cover has grille details formed by graphics and the exhaust and air intake are plastic.  The front grille looks good.

The metal dozing blade has wear plates detailed at the bottom although there are no perforations in the grille on the top edge.   There are hydraulic lines running to all cylinders.  The connection of the side arms to the track frame is with a large screw head, which although painted, is quite visible, and a cover cap would have been a nicer detail.


The tracks roll very easily in the hand and are spring-loaded. 

The ripper assembly is very stiff and has a moderate amount of movement.  It can be parked high or positioned with the ripper down, although the depth of penetration is fairly shallow.

The blade can be raised and lowered and the mechanism is reasonably stiff.  The tilting function is modelled well with a large range of movement possible.

There are opening engine covers on each side and they allow a view of some engine detail.

The ROPS and cab roof is removable allowing the operator to be placed in, or removed from, the cab.  This is flexible arrangement allowing the model to be posed working, or parked or carried on transport, with the operator in the cab or out as appropriate.


It is a very good quality model with a high metal content.

The paint is good and the graphics are sharp.


It is good value.


The packaging and presentation is top quality.  The model is nicely detailed with very good functionality, and the ability to add or remove the operator is excellent.  It would be nice if larger dozer models had a removable blade assembly to aid transport poses.


The model was announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2017 and was released in September 2017.

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Some detail underneath.
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Heavy ripper and nice fire suppression equipment.
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Blade height angle is very good.
Profile view.
Demon dozer.
Heavy tractor.