This 1/48 scale model Bucyrus-Erie 88B Series 4 shovel (1983) was made by Classic Construction Models, Beaverton, OR. One of a limited edition of 500, the last of these highly detailed models was sold in 1997. The company contracted with craftsmen in Korea to build and paint these brass models. They offer a very complete line of construction equipment. The original list price of this model was $1,195.00, but it was sold out in 1997. This model included the original packaging.

Only 602 of the real cranes were built between 1949 and 1983, so almost as many models were made as were originals. Visit the Classic Construction Models website to see more offerings.

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Exhibit added: September 16, 2009 - Last modified: May 4, 2023

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