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Cat938k
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:33:30 AM

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Just saw on Facebook that first gear is bringing a komatsu pc138-11 into production for summer 2017 in of course 1:50 scale. Looks like they are listening as this is one of only a few manufactures that make 14 ton zero swing excavators, deffinalty will be picking one up!






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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:01:51 AM

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This is great! They probably saw how well the 335F did from DM and figured they should get on the wagon. Their 1/50 Komatsu releases have really sucked lately.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:49:43 AM

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kokosing Const Co wrote:
This is great! They probably saw how well the 335F did from DM and figured they should get on the wagon. Their 1/50 Komatsu releases have really sucked lately.



I guess they figure they should start listening to what collectors would like to see, as far as I know there's only a hand full of models made in the 12-15 ton excavator class. I would hope they continue to bring out more new items.




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Great news!
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Very excited for this model, great job first gear!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:17:33 PM
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Unless I'm mistaken; this will only be the second 1:50 13-15 ton reduced radius crawler excavator with the Sumitomo SH135/145X being the first, but then again there have only been three in the larger weight classes (Hitachi ZX225, Volvo ECR235 and the Caterpillar 335).

Considering Link-Belt went with Replicars for their new 1:50 210 X4, maybe we can hope that somebody at Hitachi/Deere will consider producing the newly shown 345 through them?
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digggerr wrote:
Unless I'm mistaken; this will only be the second 1:50 13-15 ton reduced radius crawler excavator with the Sumitomo SH135/145X being the first, but then again there have only been three in the larger weight classes (Hitachi ZX225, Volvo ECR235 and the Caterpillar 335).

Considering Link-Belt went with Replicars for their new 1:50 210 X4, maybe we can hope that somebody at Hitachi/Deere will consider producing the newly shown 345 through them?


Don't forget the WSI Liebherr R914 compact, the NZG Cat 312Bl and even though it's a touch lighter in weight, the NZG Terex tc125. As for the larger weight class liebherr have made the R924 and R926 in compact radius swing aswell.

I do hope that the Deere 345G lc is made by someone other than ertl, it would make a competing seller for the Cat 335F L.


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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:04:17 PM

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Cat938k wrote:


I do hope that the Deere 345G lc is made by someone other than ertl


This topic has been brought up time and time again, apart from small corporate runs by nzg and conrad, which are virtually unattainable, it seems that John Deere will continue to go with tradition and stick with ertl as their primary model manufacturer since ertl and deere have had an agreement for over 80 years.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:41:50 PM
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Where'd you see the news? I don't see anything on their website or Facebook page.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:56:28 PM

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firemadz wrote:
Where'd you see the news? I don't see anything on their website or Facebook page.


Go to komatsu's merchandise store under models, it's being made by first gear in 1:50 for the summer of this year. Originally I had seen it on laster & baggers Facebook page.




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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:26:22 PM

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Eric Pioszak wrote:
Cat938k wrote:


I do hope that the Deere 345G lc is made by someone other than ertl


This topic has been brought up time and time again, apart from small corporate runs by nzg and conrad, which are virtually unattainable, it seems that John Deere will continue to go with tradition and stick with ertl as their primary model manufacturer since ertl and deere have had an agreement for over 80 years.


Did anyone visit the Deere booth and see if there were any new models in the "Deere Gift Shop?" I remember from Con-Expo 2011 they released the 1/50 850K LGP Model without any announcement.

I guess we'll see.............Think
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:04:57 AM
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Cat938k wrote:
digggerr wrote:
Unless I'm mistaken; this will only be the second 1:50 13-15 ton reduced radius crawler excavator with the Sumitomo SH135/145X being the first, but then again there have only been three in the larger weight classes (Hitachi ZX225, Volvo ECR235 and the Caterpillar 335).

Considering Link-Belt went with Replicars for their new 1:50 210 X4, maybe we can hope that somebody at Hitachi/Deere will consider producing the newly shown 345 through them?


Don't forget the WSI Liebherr R914 compact, the NZG Cat 312Bl and even though it's a touch lighter in weight, the NZG Terex tc125. As for the larger weight class liebherr have made the R924 and R926 in compact radius swing aswell.

I do hope that the Deere 345G lc is made by someone other than ertl, it would make a competing seller for the Cat 335F L.


You're right; I did forget to mention the Liebherr models even though two of the three are in my collection. I didn't include the Caterpillar 312 as it is not a reduced radius machine or the Terex TC125 or any of the other many swing boom mini-excavators that have been done in 1:50 over the years.

Eric does make a valid point, but since the 345 doesn't even come to market until sometime in 2018 maybe Hitachi will commission it from Replicars.

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The Contractor wrote:


Did anyone visit the Deere booth and see if there were any new models in the "Deere Gift Shop?"



I did, yes, nothing new, the same old ertl crap, just insanely overpriced.

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Eric Pioszak wrote:
The Contractor wrote:


Did anyone visit the Deere booth and see if there were any new models in the "Deere Gift Shop?"



I did, yes, nothing new, the same old ertl crap, just insanely overpriced.


Thanks for the info Eric.
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I remember talking for FG not long ago, maybe a month before this was announced. They musta already had it in the works, I know me an a few others have been mentioning it to them for a while now on Instagram.

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Any pictures ?

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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:47:37 PM

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Pictures have been released on komatsu's web store.





*pictures credited to first gear replicas*

I must say it'll look good once there's a quick coupler and a thumb on it. (IMO)


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I've not bought a model in well over two years but this will be making its way into my collection
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 5:35:25 PM

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The model looks very good and I already have a metal quick hitch buckets and hammer for it so it s just to show up Teeth . Now we need the PC228USLC or PC308USLC to make an appearance and we are on track. Thank you for posting photos

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Is there another excavator that shares the same platform that could be made out of this model?
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