Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Zildjian, Apr 20, 2010.
He would fall under Trunk Mounted Cranes in terms of construction vehicles. I'm not exactly sure if he's based on a specific model though.
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Thanks! That helps, but was wondering if anyone had a make/model for it as well.
I'm guessing that a lot of the construction vehicles in the original Devastator were based off of a common consensus design for that vehicle, not a specific make and model. Just a guess.
I remember there were a lot of die-cast toy's of construction vehicles around that time. Perhaps the Constructicons were based off those toys.
And that picture certainly look's like Hook to me. As well as Grapple perhaps?
This seems to fit the bill pretty close as well-
Can't seem to find a specific make and model though.
Okay, I was really bored so I did a Google search on this. The closest make appears to be Tadano, which is a Japanese manufacturing company that makes cranes and aerial work platforms. They've been making hydraulic truck cranes since 1955, an if you're truly OCD I invite you to check out the wikipedia entry.
This is a 1984 Tadano TL250E with a lift capacity of 25 tons and a Nissan chassis and engine.
This is a 1984 Tadano TG450M-1 with a lift capacity of 45 tons, and also a Nissan diesel engine, which seems fairly common. It's hard to see, but note the double axle in front where Hook had only a single axle like the first picture. I would say Hook didn't have a lift capacity higher than, say, 30 tons or so.
Sorry the pictures are so small, but they looked more like Hook than any other pictures I could find.
Now Grapple was based on a Mitsubishi Fuso, which is noted on tfwiki.
Hook is a Nissan Unic crane.
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