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Caterpillar EP16(C)PNT Lift Truck

Maker:  Norscot
Model No:  55504
Scale:  1:25
Review Date:  November 2013

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Detail   (max 30)19
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)73%


Caterpillar EP16(C)PNT Lift Truck Video
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Caterpillar branded box.
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Rear wheel steers well.
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Simple underneath.
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Guard is metal.
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Carriage lifts well.
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The Caterpillar EP16(C)PNT Lift Truck is an electric fork lift which is three-wheeled for maximum maneuverability.  It weighs 3 tonnes and has a maximum capacity of 1.6 tonnes.  The maximum height of lift is around 3.3m.


The model comes in a Caterpillar branded box and it is fixed to the side with a tightly wound tie. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts, and there is no assembly to perform.

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


The underside is simple and the tyres have a feint tread pattern consistent with industrial use.

The body is metal with very sharp graphics.  The guard on top is metal with plastic silvered lights.

The operator's area has a non-slip floor and the controls are replicated well and the steering wheel column appears to be scaled too high although on the real machine it is tiltable.  The seat is moulded well.

The three-stage mast has a metal lower section with the other two parts in plastic.  The carriage and forks are metal.


The wheels roll well and the rear wheel has notched steering and turns over 180º.

The mast tilts.

The mast telescopes and the cylinders are stiff enough to hold any pose.

There is some sideways movement of the forks on the carriage.


It is a robust model which is largely metal.

The paint finish is very good with sharp graphics.


It is reasonably priced for the size.


Norscot has produced a good lift truck model with decent detailing and good functionality.


The model was released in 2013.

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Forks carriage is metal.
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Graphics are sharp.
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Operator's area is good.
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Steering sits high with the column back.
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