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Parts and Construction
Alternate Model(s)
Grader, Lift
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850/950 Additional Information

Parts and Construction

Parts and Instructions
This model contains 283 parts (pictured).  Most are standard plates and a few bricks.  At upper left are the Technic beams and the axles and gears have also been separated.

My instructions from 1977 were printed in poster form.  The main instructions are one big foldout sheet with 13 steps, and the alternate model instructions are another sheet which also shows "blueprints" of the main model.  There are no parts lists for each step like you would expect from Technic.  Later editions of this set would have a conventional instruction booklet with individual step parts lists.

Like all Expert Builder sets, this model also came with a booklet showing many ideas of how to make alternate models by combining the parts of this set with other sets
The following images show the construction at intermediate stages.

The first image shows the steering assembly.  The second image shows the begining of the chassis with the gears for steering and the rear steering assembly attached.  The third shows the fork assembly.
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Alternate Model(s)

The grader looks like it has functions to move the blade, but it doesn't.  The only function is rack and pinion steering.  Though this model is simple, I'd love to see a more complex model of of a grader in the future.
Click to see an animation of the steering in motion.
This odd little lift uses a crank with 3:1 reduction to lift the platform with a long series of rack gears.

Note that the instructions have photographs of 3 other possible models, but no step by step instructions for building them.
  • Wheel Loader
  • Log Loader
  • Dump Truck
Click for an animation of the lift in motion.

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