DHS Diecast Discussion Forum
Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics | Members | Log In

WSI Hitachi 870 Options · View
Quinella
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 12:11:41 AM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 6/18/2003
Posts: 1,760
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Gents: How many liveries did this model come in? When did it come out and where are they now!? Looking for one. Retiring collector in NC
Paul R
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:55:43 AM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/11/2007
Posts: 8,358
Location: Lincolnshire
As far as I remember there was:

Standard Hitachi (3 versions with different attachments)
Mammoet
Kibag
Georgeti (or something!)
Bauma version as part of a HH set.

They’ve not been produced for a while now. I’ve the Mammoet version and I think 3 standard Hitachis with the bucket.

Paul R
modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:51:28 AM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 10/4/2005
Posts: 570
Location: england
There is an Ocean Traders livery,mainly light blue,and dark blue.There is no real machine,Ocean Traders are a transport,not equipment company.There is also a Hoffland sloopwerken,livery.Mainly yellow.A dutch demolition company.They are quite hard to get hold of now,in any colour,as they only did runs of a 1000 of each.
Barkerjoh
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 12:11:24 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 2/20/2012
Posts: 493
Location: Lil north of pittsburgh.
Yea there is an ocean traders version with a shear. I have one in my collection
Paul R
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 6:24:33 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/11/2007
Posts: 8,358
Location: Lincolnshire
modelmaniac wrote:
There is an Ocean Traders livery,mainly light blue,and dark blue.There is no real machine,Ocean Traders are a transport,not equipment company.There is also a Hoffland sloopwerken,livery.Mainly yellow.A dutch demolition company.They are quite hard to get hold of now,in any colour,as they only did runs of a 1000 of each.


Forgot about the Ocean Traders one and didn’t know about the Hoffland. Do you have the Hoffland?

Paul R
modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:53:55 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 10/4/2005
Posts: 570
Location: england
No.I have only seen pics.I think WSI only did a very limited to the dutch market,run,probably much less than 1000.It definitely isn't a custom piece.I have never seen it in a shop,or,available anywhere.
GCK3
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 8:24:37 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 2/7/2006
Posts: 142
Location: Cincinnati
Oops, never mind.
Patrick C
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:06:18 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/29/2014
Posts: 231
Location: VA
Paul R wrote:


Forgot about the Ocean Traders one and didn’t know about the Hoffland. Do you have the Hoffland?

Paul R


I thought I read that there were less than 20 for Hoffland? 13 comes to mind, but thats a hell of a short run.

Patrick
Claus
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:22:32 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 12/17/2006
Posts: 1,477
Location: Hebron, In




Quinella
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:47:53 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 6/18/2003
Posts: 1,760
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Now which ones came only with a shear? And did any come with three attachments? Claus, thanks for those pics, they're great. Craig
modelmaniac
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:59:20 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 10/4/2005
Posts: 570
Location: england
I personally,think that maybe the best model excavator.Ticks all the boxes,for me.Robust,detailed,fully articulated/functional.Easy to fit any attachments.Looks good with anything.Wouldn't surprise me at all,if WSI only ever produced 20/13Whatever
Ironstef70
Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 11:34:56 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 6/27/2013
Posts: 839
Location: Quebec, Canada,
I also agree, although the ZX470 is quite a nice one too for the size.

I have the Mammoet version to which I added custom Conrad tracks and shear tool (weathered as protoype).
I still kept the originals since it is a collector and rare model.

Mammoet ZX870 by Ironstef70, sur Flickr"/>

S.

___________________________________________________
Playing with toys since 1970, now building them.
maxcavator
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 11:38:58 PM
Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/16/2015
Posts: 147
The released versions were:

Hitachi Orange with bucket

Hitachi Orange with processor

Hitachi Orange with shear.

Hitachi Orange with bucket, processor and shear.

Ocean traders with shear

Mammoet with shear.

Kibag with bucket, processor and shear.

Low gloss black 2013 Bauma edition with bucket and removable stick.

Hoffland sloopwerken yellow with shear. I do not believe this was ever sold in stores, there might have been only one made.
Quinella
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 11:47:06 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 6/18/2003
Posts: 1,760
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Thanks Maxcavator. I love them all. One of the best models ever What would one have to pay to get a Mammoet? I'd take any of them though. CAW
maxcavator
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 12:27:58 AM
Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/16/2015
Posts: 147
The Mammoets are a hard pill to swallow. Such a beautiful model but plagued with zinc rot. I have 2, one is barely holding together and the other one completely fell apart.
Rivera2171
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 1:36:52 AM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 10/2/2018
Posts: 43
Location: Sparks, NV.
Wow what a bummer... I wonder why it is only with the Mammoets? Maybe a chemical reaction of some type??
Quinella
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 1:37:26 AM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 6/18/2003
Posts: 1,760
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
maxcavator wrote:
The Mammoets are a hard pill to swallow. Such a beautiful model but plagued with zinc rot. I have 2, one is barely holding together and the other one completely fell apart.


Max: Are you saying the Mammoet 870s get zinc rot, or all the Hitachi 870s?
sd90
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 2:49:03 AM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 4/18/2008
Posts: 149
Location: australia
Hi,
I was searching last year for a Mammoet version found one on http://myworld.ebay.com.au/zigullen/ wed site,
He was asking 600£ plus post way to much for me .
Bought a 1400 Mammoet instead.
Leon.
Paul R
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:50:08 AM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/11/2007
Posts: 8,358
Location: Lincolnshire
Quinella wrote:
maxcavator wrote:
The Mammoets are a hard pill to swallow. Such a beautiful model but plagued with zinc rot. I have 2, one is barely holding together and the other one completely fell apart.


Max: Are you saying the Mammoet 870s get zinc rot, or all the Hitachi 870s?


Seems just the Mammoets as I have 2-3 Hitachis in standard colour and they are okay. Lucky for me that my Mammoet one is also okay and likely will soon be sold.

Paul R
Quinella
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 2:43:10 PM

Rank: Advanced Member
Groups: Member

Joined: 6/18/2003
Posts: 1,760
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
I was thinking of getting the Kibag. Now I don[t know. My Mammoet is in great condition. It's ranks as one of the most beautiful models I have ever owned. No zinc rot here. Now I might get the Liebherr 9150. CAW
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

SoClean Theme Created by Jaben Cargman (Tiny Gecko)
Powered by Yet Another Forum.net version 1.9.1.8 (NET v2.0) - 3/29/2008
Copyright © 2003-2008 Yet Another Forum.net. All rights reserved.