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Caterpillar 772C Off-Highway Truck

Maker:  Norscot
Model No:  55261
Scale:  1:87
Review Date:  April 2011


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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)22
Features   (max 20)12
Quality   (max 25)15
Price   (max 15)13
Overall   (max 100)69%

Footnotes


Caterpillar 772C Off-Highway Truck Video
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Caterpillar style box.
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Wheels and dump bed look sharp.
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Maximum tip angle is on the flat side.
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A pair of Cats.
The CAT 772 is a nominal 50 ton (45 tonnes) class machine with a payload of 41yd (31m). It has a top speed of almost 50mph (80km/h), and the unladen weight is around 90,000lbs (35 tonnes).

Packaging

The box is the usual Caterpillar branded package with the model tightly tied to the internal base.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

The box has no information about the real machine, but the features of the model are described.

Detail

The detail underneath is pretty good with the transmission modelled in metal, and there are some plastic hydraulic lines which is a nice detail for a small model like this.  The wheel hubs are metal and even the wheel nuts are visible, and the rubber tyres are nice.

The cab area is modelled well and just about the only plastic used on the model is for the handrails and mirrors and these all look rather on the large size for the scale. 

At the back, the dump bed is robustly formed with good structure within the casting.

Features

The wheels roll well but the steering is non-functioning.

The dump bed tips but it achieves a very shallow angle which is much less than the real machine.

Quality

The quality is good with little plastic used.  Some of the graphics are very small and are applied well.

Price

It is good value given the nice quality.

Overall

Norscot have made a good effort with the 772 in this smaller scale although it is odd that the shallow tipping angle of the 1:50 version has been repeated here.  Overall though, it looks pretty good and is recommended.

Footnotes

The model first appeared at the end of 2010.  Norscot have also produced a 1:50 scale model of this machine.

 
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The handrails look big.
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Good detail underneath.
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Paired with the Caterpillar 320D L which is a bit of a mismatch in reality.
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