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Real or model?

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The answer: MODEL!

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I'm going real, even though everything (trailer and the dozer) looks way too clean, the setting looks too real. Tough one.

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I'm saying model. The background/shadows are so obviously real that the truck and dozer have to be a model.

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REAL!!!!! Sorry, the house conviced me! :)

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model, I can tell by the pixels :)

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I'm going model on this one. Everything is too new on the trailer and the cat. There are no scrapes on the blade or the treads. The trailer bed is perfect and those chains wouldn't hold this load in any way if it started to shift. Plus any self respecting trucker wouldn't have them that slack. I quit looking at backgrounds when Harry admitted to photoshoping those, except to see if the shadows were more or less pointing the same direction. Harry is really good at making minor adjustments to scenery to make it look right.

Edited by Pete J.

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Also just noticed that there is no license plate on the trailer. Perhaps it is not needed in the state this was taken, but I have never seen a lowboy without some form of licensing.

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Model, just something says it is a diecast model to me.

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Yep, the chain did it for me. I say it's nicely built model.Yep, I think it's a MODELl!!!:lol::PB):P

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Model, just something says it is a diecast model to me.

The lowboy does have a bow to the bed...I don't think diecast... with the hazard light...real :D:rolleyes:

the chain doesn't look diecast ??

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Model for several reasons that have been pointed out, the Chain is a definite. The trailer is way too clean for moving a bulldozer on it. Unless they just powder coated the trailer and crane lifted it onto it. The dozer is clean but I have seen them that way going down the interstate, mainly because we have a CAT plant in Little Rock.

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Let's go with model.

It all looks too clean, and those shiny puny chains don't look anything like those I've ever seen as used by real truckies.

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have to go with model on this one, Its to clean and the chaines do not look real to me. :)

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I'll say a well-photographed model.

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I'm probably wrong on this one, but I'm gonna say it's a model, there's something about those chains that jus' don't look right, & no binders in sight either.

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Jeez, Harry. You may just get us on this one! Photo is so rough, one could make a case (no pun intended) for either way.

So I am voting model.

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I'm going real on this one even though my gut tells me model.

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Trying my luck and saying Model.

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I'm voting MODEL for many of the reasons already mentioned above. Primarily the unscarred 'dozer blade, the lack of dirt and general grime, the slack in the chains, the lack of a license plate on the trailer, and the fact that the bed of the trailer is bowed UPWARD while the weight of the 'dozer soould weigh it down!

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MODEL

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THAT PIC IS HORRIBLE HARRY!!

I'm going real on this one, even though in this case, I actually hope I'm wrong!! I know a lot of you have said just because it's clean, it has to be a model, but you'd be surprised how clean well maintained equipment is. If it does turn out to be real, I'd say the clean and new blade could be expained either by it being a new dozer or even just a new blade, and as long as the tracks are clean when it's loaded, there would not be dirt on a well taken care of trailer.

If this is real though, and why I said I really hope I'm wrong this week, you couldn't pay me enough to haul that the way it sits!! Those chains are not even close to being tight, in my opinion not even in the right place on the front of the dozer, and for the weight, there should be more chains. Other than the license plate that is missing that Pete also pointed out (and yes Pete, it needs a license plate, only thing I could think is it's a new trailer and the temp plate fell off :unsure: ), but there are two other details lacking that a driver like me would notice. First is the lack of an "Oversized Load" or "Wide Load" banner on the back of the trailer and flags on the widest part of the front and rear of the load. Even though it's not that much wider than the trailer, it is still hanging past the trailer edges, and even if it was within the dimentions of the trailer, it is still oversized due to the weight. The other detail I see missing is the federally required DOT red and white tape on the sides and rear of the trailer. That has to be on all new trailers, and is also supposed to be added to older trailers. Just in case you don't know what I'm talking about, it's this reflective tape, and needs to be across the rear and down the sides at spaced intervals.

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If this thing is real, a DOT enforcement officer, know as "Diesel Bears" to us drivers, would have a field day with this one!!! :lol::lol::lol:

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Going model, but I bet it's a big scale.

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If it's a model, it's big scale... BUT I say that it is REAL! Well, I might be wrong, as always, but it doesn't matter. B)

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i say model! (but im probably wrong!) :blink:

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I'm voting MODEL for many of the reasons already mentioned above. Primarily the unscarred 'dozer blade, the lack of dirt and general grime, the slack in the chains, the lack of a license plate on the trailer, and the fact that the bed of the trailer is bowed UPWARD while the weight of the 'dozer soould weigh it down!

everyones saying model even with all the postings about the chains, dozer, etc... but i would look at the wheels and they say plastic or its to good photography of a model for me to just take my chances and say real! :D

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