42081 - Wheel Skidder




This skidder is my first alternative model built out of LEGO Technic set 42081. It was inspired by CAT 525C skidder and features articulated steering, working decking blade, dual-function arch and grapple.

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Name 42081 - Wheel Skidder
Designer Tomik
Designed 2019
Inventory 847 parts
Theme Technic > Model > Farm
Alternate Build of 42081-1 Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX
Old Trafford


  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago LegoFarmer35 Level 7
    Very cool MOC, and to be honest, I think I prefer this one to the ZEUX loader, good job you did!!!
    • 3 months, 2 weeks ago Tomik Level 23 Designed this MOC
      Thank you for your comment. I enjoyed building it and it is nice to hear that you like it so much.
  • 7 months, 1 week ago bios4 Level 13
    Great MOC, Tomik!

    I am always impressed when MOCers create true C-models of existing OEM-sets - I wonder how much trial & error must be going on during the design process.

    Well done in this case - from my point of view the model looks even better in real life than on the pictures/in the video.

    Keep up your work!
    • 7 months, 1 week ago Tomik Level 23 Designed this MOC
      Thank you for your comment. I agree with you that model looks better in reality than on pictures - it is always great challenge to take good pictures of models expecially if they are mostly black.
      About design process - I started with grapple and arm. I rebuilt them few times and then they lay on my table week or so till I found enough motivation to continue building. Things went faster when I took blueprints of CAT 525C. At this point I was able to calculate dimensions of whole model in accordance with size of wheels. Then I made prototype of whole machine and began improving it till I got finished model. It took me about two weeks and many takings apart...
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