The CAT Forklift is based on a 1970s Caterpillar V80C forklift. "CATERPILLAR" is seen cast into the rear of the forklift; this detail was removed around 1996. With the removal of the detail, the casting was simply renamed "Forklift", later becoming "Fork Lift" in 2000.
The forks can move up and down on a track system.
The CAT Forklift has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1980||1980 Hot Wheels Workhorses||Yellow w/Black plastic cage||Black and White "Cv80" on sides||Unpainted / Metal||N/A||Black||BW||1168||Hong Kong|
|1981||1981 Hot Wheels Workhorses||Yellow w/Black plastic cage||no tampo||Unpainted / Metal||N/A||Black||BW||1168||Malaysia||"Cv80" in casting|
|1991||International Line||Light Green w/Green plastic cage||no tampo||Unpainted / Metal||N/A||Black||BW||1168||Malaysia||only in 5-Pack|
|475||1996||1996 Hot Wheels||Yellow w/Black plastic cage||tiny Red Hot Wheels Logo||Unpainted / Metal||N/A||Black||front BW rear 5SP||16042||China||Named Forklift|
"CATERPILLAR" removed from rear
|1997||Little Debbie||Yellow w/Black plastic cage||Red and White Little Debbie logo||Unpainted / Metal||N/A||Black||front BW rear 5SP||1168||China||"CATERPILLAR" removed from rear|
|642||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||White w/Blue plastic cage||tiny Blue Hot Wheels Logo||Unpainted / Metal||N/A||Blue||front BW rear 5SP||China||Named Forklift|
|White w/Black plastic cage||Blue "Hot Wheels" logo||Unpainted / Metal||N/A||Blue||BW on front, 5SP on rear|
|2000||Virtual Collection||Orange w/Black plastic cage||Blue, White, Black "MARCUS"||Unpainted / Metal||N/A||Black||5SP||China||Named Fork Lift|
|122||2001||Mainline||Red||'TAK Construction' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Black||5SP||50652||China||Named Fork Lift|