|Conrad presentation box. |
|Out of the box. |
|Tracks are plastic. |
|Nice track frames.|
|Pushing rocks. |
The Büffel B90 was introduced in 1956 by Maschinenfabrik Kiener KG, Wasseralfingen (Württ.)Company. It was a small bulldozer rated at 90hp.
This model was introduced in 2016 to celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the Conrad Company.
The model comes in a high quality box with foam rubber inserts.
The review model had no defects or missing parts.
A leaflet describes the real machine and the history of the Conrad compaany.
The undercarriage is modelled with the main linkages. Although the tracks are plastic, they look convincing, and the track frames have detail with the sprocket wheels nicely modelled.
At the rear the ripper assembly is metal and the teeth are sharp.
The cab area is good although the knobs on the controls seem large.
The hydraulic rams that control the blade are very good, with bolt head details at the end of the ram jackets.
The engine area has nice pipework detailing.
The blade is a nice metal casting with some wear plate detailing.
Included with the model is a very nice metal display base with good graphics.
The tracks roll when pushed on a rough surface, and they are mounted on spring-loaded sprockets.
There is some transverse oscillation possible through the linkages of the track frames.
The ripper can be raised and lowered, and a single tooth can be folded over.
The blade raises to a good height and it can also be angled significantly in both directions.
This is a well made small model with a high metal content.
The paint and graphics are very good.
It is good value for money.
Conrad has done a good job to make this historic model of a machine which first appeared when the Conrad company started. It is definitely a collector's item.
This model was introduced at Conrad's 60th Anniversary Open Day on 25 June 2016.
|Inside the box. |
|Metal display plate. |
|Ripper assembly. |