Nylint #6500 Payloader
This toy took the place of the #3100 Payloader
Tractor-Shovel in the Nylint line-up. Quality-wise
it was a step down from its predecessor and
from the original #1600 Payloader.
There were two versions of this toy. One was
red, the other was orange. Other than color, all
other details of construction remained the same.
The #6500 was produced for four years, 1963
A very handsome toy. The bucket size was reduced from that used on the #3100 Payloader Tractor-
Shovel and the earlier #1600 Payloader Those nifty #1600 hydraulic cylinders were also omitted.
A raised panel for the "PAYLOADER" decal was added to the engine housing stamping. The nose
decal was the same as that used for the #3100 and #1600 except the lettering was now in yellow..
It is not possible to figure out from the Nylint catalogs which version (red or orange) came first.
Perhaps they were produced simultaneously (?).
Undercarriage of #1600 Payloader. Note heavy-
duty steering mechanism and bucket release
system. This toy had solid rubber tires.
Undercarriage of #6500 Payloader. Note simpler
and cheaper steering mechanism as well as
bucket release system. This toy had hollow