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Case 340 ADT & Lowboy With International Payloader - By Wayne Calder

Wayne Calder modified a Norscot Case 340 ADT to serve as a prime mover for a 62'. lowboy carrying an International 570 Payloader. The Case 340 has been detailed with added suspension swingarms, rear end pumpkins and a fifth wheel. Bigger flotation tires have been added to the ADT (up from a 29.5" wide tire to a 38" wide). The trailer has grabrails, steps, mudflaps, a detailed rear chassis and the same tires as the ADT but with non-planetary drive wheels. The loader is an "imagineered" piece. International built a 560 PayLoader and a 580 PayLoader. Proportionally this one fits in-between, hence the 570 designation. It was the perfect size piece for this prime mover combination as it would weigh about 70+ tons. This model is based on the die-cast International PayLoader from Ertl with several details added.

Posted September 5, 2009