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Toy Farmer  in conjunction with Die-Cast Promotions is rounding out its Big Bud 16V-747 series with two 1/16 models in 2004.  These massive 1/16 scale versions of the Factory and Modern 16V-747 are most likely the worlds largest 1/16 scale farm toy models. The highly detailed 1/16 scale die-cast metal replica of the Big Bud 747 tractor will be available through Toy Farmer. Both versions will be available: the 760 HP Original 16V-747 Factory replica and the 900 HP Modern 16V-747 Field replica. Price per model is $300 plus S&H. Order directly by calling the Toy Farmer office toll-free at 1-800-533-8293.  Orders must be placed by March 15, 2004. 

Past Toy Farmer Products Now out of Production

Look for These Great Models at Toy Shows and On-line

The 2003 National Farm Toy Show model is a 7020 John Deere 4wd.  This model will be produced by Ertl. The 7020 was introduced by John Deere to farmers for spring 1971.  The 7020 had the same basic turbocharged and intercooled 404-cu-in engine as the 4620 ; it put out a rated 146 hp at the pto.  Available with duals or single tires he 7020 could be adjusted to work in row crops at 30 or 38 inches.  Now you say didn't Ertl just release a 7520 and how is this model any different. The 1/64 7020 is indeed different. The big thing you will like is a cab with windows that also show weather stripping and there are no front fenders.  The model also features the early John Deere 7020 graphics with a John Deere decal on the hood and the model number 7020 on the cab. The shelf 7520 has the latter style decal with 7520 and John Deere printed on the hood decal and the leaping deer on the cab.   1/32 will be the new scale instead of 1/16 for the NFTS.  The 1/32 model offers excellent detail with a nice looking windowed cab and a working 3pt hitch.

1/64 Big Bud 16V-747 vs 1/64 7020

Left: Modern 900hp 16V-747 Right: 1977 760hp 16V-747  

Die-Cast Promotions surprised the farm toy world with the impressive 1/32 scale model of the worlds largest tractor: Big bud 16V-747 in June 2002.  Just one year latter DCP will release the 16V-747 again in 1/64 scale.  The classic 1977 16V-747 with black hood, black mufflers and the 760 hp decal will be offered along side a second modern 900hp model with the current white hood, chrome mufflers and William's Brothers graphics added in the late 1990's to the massive 4wd.  Both 1/64 models will feature impressive detail including a tip up hood, cab, hand rails and detailed engine.

 

ALL MODELS BELOW ARE PAST OFFERINGS AND ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

2002 National Farm Toy Show Tractor

Oliver 1950 T

The 2002 National Farm Toy Show Tractor from the Toy Farmer Oliver 1950 T by Ertl features new tooling, dual air cleaners, 3pt hitch, authentic engine detail, fender fuel tanks, front wheel assist, dual rear wheels/Goodyear tires, Collector insert, medallion and letter of authenticity. The total number of units produced are determined by the July 15, 2002 order deadline. A 1/64 National Farm Toy Show Tractor  Oliver 1950 T wills also be offered by the Toy Farmer. It is the fourth model in a series. To place an order directly by calling the Toy Farmer office toll-free at 1-800-533-8293. 

 

The 2002 Toy Truck 'N Construction Construction Show Construction Model 

International TD14A 

The 2002 Toy Truck 'N Construction Show Construction Model from the Toy Farmer International TD14A by Specast features   metal tracks, engine detail, removable side plates, headlights and letter of authenticity. The total number of units produced are determined by the May 15, 2002 order deadline.  To place an order directly by calling the Toy Farmer office toll-free at 1-800-533-8293. 

Big Bud 16-747

In November 2001 Toy Farmer announced  its plans to produce a 1/32 replica of the giant Big Bud 16V-747.  The 16V-747 model will coincide with the celebration of the magazines 25th year of service to toy collectors.  Interestingly, the 16V-747 rolled out of Big Buds manufacturing facility in January 1978, the same month and year Toy Farmer issue #1 came of the press for the first time.  Toy Farmer Magazine plans on having order forms delivered directly to its subscribers in January, an ordering period up until April, with delivery in June.   Toy Farmer  will offer two 1/32 versions: 1. Original Factory production Replica with original graphics and paint scheme with 760 HP designation.  ---- This is the version in the photo.  2. Modern Field replica with modernized graphics and paint scheme with 900 HP designation as reworked by the Williams Brothers (also has Chrome stacks). These will be high quality replicas - in die-cast metal.  The tractor will include tilt-up hood, tilt-up cab, articulating frame, and great detail throughout.  The tires have been specially tooled and are exact replicas of the originals (only 8 were ever made).  The quantity produced will be determined by the quantity ordered before the April deadline. These models are produced by Die-Cast Promotions.

Just How Big is the 16V-747?

In real life full scale the tractor is 28.5' long, 20.9' wide, and 14' high (as documented in Peter Simpson's "Ultimate Tractor Power" book).

Figuring out its scaled size is pretty easy with a calculator, and can be accomplished in two steps.

1) In this case divide the dimensions by 32 (because it is 1:32 scale) and you will get .89' long, .51' wide, and .44' high.

2) Then multiply the values by 12 to get scaled inches. The dimensions should be 10.7" long, 7.8" wide, and 5.3" high.

 

How to Order the 16V-747

Collectors can request the 16V-747 models or place an order directly by calling the Toy Farmer office toll-free at 1-800-533-8293. 

 

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