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CAT Earth Mover
Debut Series 1987 Hot Wheels Workhorses
Produced 1987-1996
Designer Larry Wood
Number 3715
CAT Earth Mover - 7864cf

This CAT Earth Mover is loosely based on so-called "Wheel Tractor-Scrapers". This toy model is somewhat based on the 637G Wheel Tractor-Scraper. This behemoth has a loading capacity of 50.0 yd3 [38.2 m3] or 76,000.0 lb [34,473.0 kg]. The top speed of 33 mph [53.1 km/h] provied this beast with enough speed to move its weight of 118,909.0 lb [53,936.2 kg]. Even though the real vehicle is over 31 ft [9.4 m] long, the designers knew how to scale-down and pack all those muscles into a regular Hot Wheels blister!

Versions

The CAT Earth Mover has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
3715 1987 1987 Hot Wheels

Workhorses

Yellow No tampos Yellow / Metal No windows Black Yellow CT Malaysia Black plastic grille and exhaust stack CAT Earth Mover - 3189df
16 1987 1987 Hot Wheels Yellow No tampos Yellow / Metal No windows Black Yellow CT Black plastic grille and exhaust stack
3715 1989 1989 Hot Wheels Yellow No tampos Yellow / Metal No windows Black Gold CT Black plastic grille and exhaust stack
482 1996 1996 Hot Wheels #482 Yellow Red HW logo on right side Yellow / Metal No windows Black ORCT 16053 China Earthmover orct
Yellow Red, Black, White "CAT" Yellow / Metal No windows Black Yellow CT China came with vile of "clean dirt" CAT Earth Mover dirt

1996-card

From the back of the 1996-card:

COLLECTOR TIP
There have been over 10 different SOL-AIRE™ CX-4 models made since its introduction in 1984. Among these, the "California Custom" model with the light blue base is most highy prized by collectors.

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