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Volvo EWR150E Wheeled Excavator

Maker:  AT Collections
Model No:  3200100
Scale:  1:32
Review Date:  September 2018


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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 81%

Footnotes


Volvo EWR150E Wheeled Excavator Video  [YouKu Video]
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The box.
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Nice wheels.
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Plastic handrails.
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Blade down.
 
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Opening door reveals detailed interior.
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Profile view.
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Impressive Steelwrist tiltrotator.
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Digging deep.


The Volvo EWR150 is a wheeled excavator with an operating weight of around 17 tonnes.  

The model is configured with a Steelwrist Tiltrotator.

Packaging

The model comes in a box with a picture of the real machine.  It has a front flap which allows the model to be seen inside.  The model held within expanded polystyrene trays and is securely fixed to the base with screws and an annoying twist tie.

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model. 

There are a few technical details about the real machine printed on the box.  An instruction sheet describes how to remove the tiltrotator and bucket.

Detail

The undercarriage has some simple detailing with the drive shaft modelled.   The tyres have a good tread pattern and a nice detail is that they are branded with the Nokian name.

There is a metal dozing/stability blade and it has a towing hitch also.

The cab is very detailed inside with the Volvo name on the steering column.  On the outside there is a nice soft plastic grab rail and mirror, and other details. 

The curved reduced tail swing body is detailed with panel doors, and a nice mesh grille.   At the back the Volvo name is nicely embossed and the lights look good.  Small graphics enhance the look.. 

Hydraulic hoses run to the boom cylinders which have a reasonable colour match with the metal parts.  Hoses run along the boom and these are very good. .

The tiltrotator is a busy looking piece of equipment.  The two rams which control it were loose on the review model, but they could be screwed further into position.  Green hoses run to the tools.

The bucket is a very nice casting with the Volvo name in it.

Features

The wheels roll well although one was sticky on the review model. The steering is moderately good and there is no tilt on the other axle. 

The cab door opens widely.

Rotation is smooth and precise.

The boom, stick and bucket have a very good range of movement.  The cylinders are stiff and hold any pose. 

The tiltrotator allows the bucket to rotate fully, and it also tilts from side to side. 

The bucket is removable although the mechanism is a little fiddly.  The tiltrotator can also be removed and the bucket re-attached directly to the stick although the fit was not good on the review model.

Quality

The model has a good weight and feels of very good quality.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.

Price

It is is good value for the large size.

Overall

AT Collections have made a very good job of this first construction model in 1:32 scale.  It will be interesting to see if this becomes the first of a trend in this scale.

Footnotes

The model first appeared as a prototype at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2017 and the first release occurred in mid 2018.
 
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Parked up.
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Detail underneath.
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Towing hitch on the blade.
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Tyres have branding.
Reduced tailswing.
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Bucket reversed.
 
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Tiltrotator removed.