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Caterpillar 775G Off-Highway Truck - Eurovia

Maker:  Tonkin
Model No:  30002-01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2015

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Overall   (max 100)75%


Caterpillar 775G Off-Highway Truck - Eurovia Carrière de Luché Video [Youku Video]
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Eurovia branded box.
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Nice colour scheme.
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Nice detailing at the back.
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CAT logo on the seat back.
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Silvered ram pistons.
Reasonable tipping angle.
Being loaded by a Hitachi ZX870.
At work.
Travelling loaded.
Comment on this model.

The Caterpillar 775G is used for mining or large-scale earthmoving operations. 

The maximum gross vehicle weight is 112 tonnes, with a nominal payload of 64 tonnes in Tier 4 Final configuration.

This model is in the colours of Eurovia Carrière de Luché.  It is part of the VINCI Group.


The model comes in a Eurovia-branded box style, and inside the model is enclosed within a one-piece plastic holder that pops open to release the model. 

This review model had no missing parts or defects.

There is no information about the real machine or the model.


The chassis detailing has a number of plastic elements and this has allowed some decent detailing, but other aspects such as the tanks are simple as one tank has only an outer side.   The transmission and steering looks good however. 

The wheels are detailed but the rubber tyres have a shallow tread pattern.  Mud flaps are hard plastic.

At the front the metal hand rails are good (but may need some gentle straightening) although the mounting points are a little over-large.  The engine grille is nicely cast.  However there is no Cat logo on the front or indeed anywhere on the outside of the model.  There are wheel chocks at the front. 

The cab is cast well and inside there is a CAT logo on the seat back.  A nice aspect of the model is the detailed engine which is visible from some viewpoints.  The air intakes and exhaust are simply modelled in plastic.

Behind the cab the chassis is interesting and two large screw heads are painted.  At the rear the suspension cylinders are very good with small graphics adding detail.

The dump body is metal and looks convincing.  It includes a small unsilvered mirror at the front and there are lifting eyes on the top outer edges.  The rams are two stage with silvered pistons.


The truck rolls although there was some stiffness in the wheels of the review model.  It steers reasonably well with a decent angle obtainable. 

The rear axle suspension works well with significant oscillation possible.

The outer rear wheels are removable (although they are a tight fit) to represent a narrower transport configuration but as other parts of the truck cannot be removed, the overall width is actually unchanged.

Rock deflector bars move in between the rear wheels.

The tipping mechanism extends to a reasonable angle, and the review model was able to hold the maximum tilting angle.


This is a reasonable quality model with some plastic used. 

The paint finish is generally very good and the graphics are sharp.


It is good value for a limited edition.


This is a good smaller-sized mining truck, with some nice aspects.  It has some improvements compared to the first version of the model in Caterpillar colours with the lift rams being much better.  It looks good in limited edition colours and the improvements mean it is good enough to highly recommend.


The model was available from February 2015 and was made in a run of 300 models.

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No CAT logo at the front.
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Decent steering angle.
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Mud flaps are hard plastic.
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Decent detailing of engine parts.
Profile view.
Rear outer wheels are removable.
Good rear axle suspension.