Made exclusively for Claas by Dutch firm MarGe Models, the 1:32-scale diecast result, which has taken almost a year to develop, is based on the 960 Terra Trac from Paris; the first self-propelled forager fitted with a factory-integrated rubber track system.
We have not yet seen it, but the attention to detail of the roughly 2kg heavy model, which supports the same ‘Cougar’ paint job and 40,000th decals on the side panels, appears to be of a high standard.
The cab door is fixed, but carpet farmers will be pleased to know that the rear axle steers and the pick-up lifts and lowers. The discharge chute swivels to both sides and folds for transport, and the rubber tracks follow ground contours, just like the real machine.
If you are interested in owning one the miniatures then you will have to be quick because the production run is limited to 1,000. Expected to go on sale at the end of the month, prices have not yet been announced.