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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.jpg



Description

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] provided 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!

This casting, along with many others, were used in the late 1990s Matchbox Dirt Machines line. Matchbox referred to this tooling as Scraper.

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.jpg
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 Named Earth Mover Earthmover orct.JPG
Yellow Red, Black, White "CAT" Yellow / Metal No windows Black Yellow CT China came with vial of "clean dirt" CAT Earth Mover dirt.JPG

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.

Gallery

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