JCB Crawler Loader - 1110

1110

JCB

Crawler Loader

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It took me a long time to track one of these down, it had always been on my wish list, but somehow I'd never managed to get hold of one. This one came from a visitor to my site who noticed I was looking for one and got in touch.

I like it. I've been very rude about many of the models of this later period, but this is true to the Corgi brand core values. It is well made and clever with a realistic loading action. The modelling is good too and in the best Corgi tradition it is a model of a technologically clever vehicle.

This is what I found in my research: "The JCB 110 crawler shovel, is powered by a Perkins engine acting through a Dowmatic hydrostatic transmission which by a clever JCB-designed control system makes maximum use of engine power output. The rear-engined layout, improves weight distribution and operator's view of work point - service engineers also find engine access easy. The upswept vanes at the rear of the engine compartment project engine cooling air upwards entraining the exhaust gases - JCB claim a 9dbA reduction in cab noise and improved dilution of gases for this recent modification"

This model had a number of releases over the years. It was first  released in 1976 in yellow with a white cab and red bucket. It was re-released in 1980 and after this date there were a range of colours. The Great Book of Corgi has the 1980 release as orange & white matching a set of construction vehicles released at the time. Ramsay quotes versions blue/orange, blue/yellow and blue/red however I'm sure these are all post Mettoy (1983) releases and a Google search does not return any of them.

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