These instructions describe the construction of a machine which was just one of a range of machines developed in the early 1970s. it had four wheel drive with articulated steering and the engine mounted in the rear half, with the cab and loader on the front. All the 400 series had the JCB 'hush flow' exhaust system fitted. The 435 had a 137.5 hp engine and an operating weight of 12.809 kg. A bucket of 2.75 or 3.0 cu. yds. was fitted.
The model can be built from a 1970-77 No.10 Set. The only extras required are the Motor, the large tyres and some parts for the wheel hubs. A scale of 1:8 is used, to match the other JCB ModelPlans available, making the model 36" long, 15½" high to the cab roof and 24" overall operating height.
The model has six simulated hydraulic actions for the steering, lifting and tipping. Comprehensive instructions cover the Front Frame, Front Axle Casing, Lower and Upper Steering Pivots, Rear Frame, Rear Axle Casing, Rear Axle Pivot, gearbox Framework, Tiers of Gears, Steering Gear, Gear Lever Linkage, Winch Gear Selectors, Lifting Arms, Supports and Rams, Paralleling Linkage, Tiping Rams, Bucket, Cab, Cab Steps, Seat, Mudguards, Front Cover, Rear End, Engine Cover and Motor Fitting.
The 22 pages contain fifteen colour illustrations and fifteen drawings, plus Parts List.
Please note these Model Plans are designed by individual Meccano modellers and may use parts not currently available. The level of instruction detail is dependent on the original modeller and varies from plan to plan. These are instructions only.