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Remko
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 4:17:03 PM

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Today we went with the Heavy Haulage & Crane Model club to Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe near Amsterdam. We got a factory tour, a presentation, lunch, overall just a vey good day. The people at Hitachi were very nice and accommodating, and even let us in on a few new models coming up. See, they have an idea here in Europe. Besides producing very good real machines (third largest construction equipment manufacturer in the world), they also plan on producing top quality scale models. The first 1/50th model has already been relaesed. The wheeled ZX170W. A nice model, but that's about it. No steering wheels, and the entire undercarriage is plastic. Also quite expensive at about € 65 euro's ($ 82 USD).





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Jack.
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 5:39:56 PM

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Thay Look Great Remko, Cheers. I hope that other model is an 870 with UHD boom Pray Pray

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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 6:12:15 PM

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Very nice models! I like the 350 I didn't know they still had that model excavator in production. The UHD is 1:40th isn't it?
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Remko
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 6:18:55 PM

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Mike245 wrote:
Very nice models! I like the 350 I didn't know they still had that model excavator in production. The UHD is 1:40th isn't it?
Mike


Nope, 1:50th. They are producing an entire new range of models. The 350 is very much in production. We saw about 30 various 350's at the factory today. With different boom and undercarriage configurations.

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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 6:38:31 PM

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Remko, thanks and great news. We here across the pond appreciate the heads up.
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 7:13:13 PM
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Im getting that ZX350! Looks sweet i hope they come out with a regular boom model aswell.

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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 7:18:38 PM

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They look great!Applause I like the 350lc!Applause Applause

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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 7:26:25 PM
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Where you able to get any pics of the real hitachi equipment? Im really excited about the dash 3 excavators....and am always willing to go and spend a few days on one at work! Used to disslike them now i think there in my top 2

Joe
Remko
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JoeS1989 wrote:
Where you able to get any pics of the real hitachi equipment? Im really excited about the dash 3 excavators....and am always willing to go and spend a few days on one at work! Used to disslike them now i think there in my top 2

Joe


I've got plenty of photo's, including from inside the factory, but haven't uploaded them to Photobucket yet. I'll do this coming weekend. Cool

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JoeS1989
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 8:04:19 PM
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Sounds good cant wait to see them!

I heard a rumour of a new ZX130-3 being released soon any pictures of that or any hint of it?

Joe
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 11:25:06 PM

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Great pics.....and thanks for the info, can't wait for that 350LC UHD, the detail looks outstanding even as a pre-production model.
Hoping they've got a 650LC or 850LC machine coming too !
RowanH
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2008 11:55:42 PM

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Great news, that 350 looks outstanding! I can already see a lot of custom CAT 330DL UHD models coming up next year.

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The UHD looks very nice!


RowanH wrote:
I can already see a lot of custom CAT 330DL UHD models coming up next year.

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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2008 8:01:27 AM
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Hi everybody,

the UHD model looks interesting, but I think it is not made by Universal Hobbies. Look at the missing details and the big ugly aluminium rivets comparing to the very well detailed Universal Hobbies models!

However, I´m gonna get me one, that´s for sure Smile Smile

Have a good time everybody!
CHRIS
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moooove wrote:
Hi everybody,

the UHD model looks interesting, but I think it is not made by Universal Hobbies. Look at the missing details and the big ugly aluminium rivets comparing to the very well detailed Universal Hobbies models!

However, I´m gonna get me one, that´s for sure Smile Smile

Have a good time everybody!
CHRIS


the same think! Teeth (probably by Ertl??)

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giftmodels wrote:
moooove wrote:
Hi everybody,

the UHD model looks interesting, but I think it is not made by Universal Hobbies. Look at the missing details and the big ugly aluminium rivets comparing to the very well detailed Universal Hobbies models!

However, I´m gonna get me one, that´s for sure Smile Smile

Have a good time everybody!
CHRIS


the same think! Teeth (probably by Ertl??)


Hmm, i find that i resembles the 1:43 Kobelco SK350D LC Whistle
Jack.
Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2008 11:02:50 AM

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Guys, Its A HRD ( High Reach Demolition ) Not a UHD ( Ultra High Demolition)

Sorry If im Nit picking but this gets on my Nerves Shhh Teeth

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moooove wrote:
Hi everybody,

the UHD model looks interesting, but I think it is not made by Universal Hobbies. Look at the missing details and the big ugly aluminium rivets comparing to the very well detailed Universal Hobbies models!

However, I´m gonna get me one, that´s for sure Smile Smile

Have a good time everybody!
CHRIS


Don't forget, this was said to be a pre production model, so the rivets may only be a temporary measure to show the model, not the finished product.

Now that I have gone back and looked, looks like the wheeled hoe has the rivets, so my theory may be shot.

Brian
Remko
Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008 2:49:41 PM

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Greasemonkey wrote:
moooove wrote:
Hi everybody,

the UHD model looks interesting, but I think it is not made by Universal Hobbies. Look at the missing details and the big ugly aluminium rivets comparing to the very well detailed Universal Hobbies models!

However, I´m gonna get me one, that´s for sure Smile Smile

Have a good time everybody!
CHRIS


Don't forget, this was said to be a pre production model, so the rivets may only be a temporary measure to show the model, not the finished product.

Now that I have gone back and looked, looks like the wheeled hoe has the rivets, so my theory may be shot.

Brian


The wheeled ZX170W is not a nice model. The entire undercarriage is made out of plastic, doesn't have a steering axle, and is way overpriced at € 65 euro's ($ 82 USD). I do not know who the builder is, but they did a crappy job... Too bad, as I would have loved a nice Hitachi wheeled excavator.

However, we will meet with the people from Hitachi again soon, and I will bring a couple of models with me to show how it's got to be done, and for a reasonable price as well. They are very open minded about this, so hopefully we will see a better wheeled Hitachi model in the future.

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HRD Remco Kruis
Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008 9:25:39 PM

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Jack. wrote:
Guys, Its A HRD ( High Reach Demolition ) Not a UHD ( Ultra High Demolition)

Sorry If im Nit picking but this gets on my Nerves Shhh Teeth



1000% Correct

UHD is the High Reach trade-mark for the Caterpillar High Reach Demolition line-up, like SLR was used by Hitachi for some time.
SLR stands for Super Long Reach. But these machines are not long reach, it is a high reach.
Long reach is used for digging, High Reach is used for demolition.

Later they've changed it into SLD (super long demolition). But why not call it what it is!!!!
All OEM's call a long reach long reach, a MH is a material handler, etc, etc.
But in demolition everything has to be different! It Makes me angry.

And about the trade-name UHD; Caterpillar also produces a 325D UHD and even a 320D UHD....; Can anyone tell me what is ULTRA high about that?!! It is a High Reach, but it reaches only 15 or 18mtr, that can not be called Ultra High Reach. 50mtr or more okay, but not use this name for this mini High Reach.
It looks and sounds stupid.

In every case It is: HRD
and if UHD it can only be used on Caterpillar machines. Let this be said.
=>:-< =>:-< =>:-<

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