This is the
Caterpillar 740B EJ
model number 55500. It features an
ejector body, and is excellently cast in 1/50 scale.
It is mostly diecast metal, with a
few platic parts. It also features moving wheels with metal hubs
and rubber tires. The tires even have authentic tread and the
hubs have nicely detailed bolts.
The cab is well detailed, inside and
out. The front grill is textured to make it look more realistic
and sports the CAT logo. Although the steps and handrails are
plastic, they are still well detailed. The steps are two toned
and have nice tread. The interior is also quite nice. It
features two seats, and a detailed steering column and control
The hitch is excellently
articulated. Both the cab and bed rotates separately. The bed
can rotate a full 180 degrees on either side.
The bed is also well detailed, and
entirely metal. The ejector blade moves quite smoothly, but is
still stiff enough to pose in any position. The tailgate even
opens and closes.
The undercarrige of both the cab and
the trailer chassis are admirably detailed. They are also
diecast metal, and of excellent quality.
It even has working suspension in
model features all of the quality and reliability you can expect
from Norscot. It will be the perfect addition to any collection