Matchbox Kingsize: K17-A Lowloader and Bulldozer

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This model is the Matchbox Kingsize K17-A-3 Case Bulldozer in orange and yellow, most usually found with the K17-a Lowloader and Bulldozer set.

This model has no opening parts. At the front is the cast blade in yellow, the grille in orange, engine housing in orange, engine in yellow, and to the rear is the driver's seat in orange and a cast towing hook. The rear panel carries a red on white "Taylor Woodrow" label. All detail is cast into the body — top hood panels and body side panels, fuel tanks, seat and small rollers.

There is no interior as such beyond the driver's seat. As with the real vehicle, there is no glazing.

All wheels are cast black plastic — single piece units on steel axles. The rollers are enhanced by a black rubber track.

The base plate is yellow painted metal and includes the blade and engine as part of the casting. It is marked with "Made in England, by Lesney" on two lines to the top centre, "Matchbox" King Size, Case Tractor on two lines to the centre bottom, and to the rear, parallel to the rear axle, is the reference number "No. K17". It is held in place with three machined rivets, two to the front and one to the rear.

This model was issued between 1967 and 1974.

Item: 4075

 


This model is the Matchbox Kingsize K17-A-3 Case Bulldozer in orange and yellow, most usually found with the K17-a Lowloader and Bulldozer set.

This model has no opening parts. At the front is the cast blade in yellow, the grille in orange, engine housing in orange, engine in yellow, and to the rear is the driver's seat in orange and a cast towing hook. The rear panel carries a red on white "Taylor Woodrow" label. All detail is cast into the body — top hood panels and body side panels, fuel tanks, seat and small rollers.

There is no interior as such beyond the driver's seat. As with the real vehicle, there is no glazing.

All wheels are cast black plastic — single piece units on steel axles. The rollers are enhanced by a black rubber track.

The base plate is yellow painted metal and includes the blade and engine as part of the casting. It is marked with "Made in England, by Lesney" on two lines to the top centre, "Matchbox" King Size, Case Tractor on two lines to the centre bottom, and to the rear, parallel to the rear axle, is the reference number "No. K17". It is held in place with three machined rivets, two to the front and one to the rear.

This model was issued between 1967 and 1974.

Item: 4076