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Liebherr 370 EC-B 12 Fibre Tower Crane

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2033
Scale:  1:87
Review Date:  March 2019

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Packaging   (max 10) 9
Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 79%


Liebherr 370 EC-B 12 Fibre Tower Crane Video.  [Youku Video]
High quality Liebherr branded box.
Liebherr name in the ballast blocks.
New cab design.
Counter jib is heavy, and has advertising signs.
Modern Liebherr tower crane colour scheme.
Fibre coloured rope runs to a nicely decorated hook.

Liebherr and its partner Teufelberger have been researching and developing fibre hoist ropes to replace the usual steel ropes, and Bauma 2019 saw the launch of a commercial product.

The 370 EC-B 12 Fibre tower crane is a topless tower crane and is fitted with a fibre hoist rope.  It is in a new colour scheme and has a new cab design.


The model comes in a high quality Liebherr branded box with the parts held in foam rubber.

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is a detailed instruction manual for the model which has clear pictures.  The manual also incudes some information about the real crane, and that is always nice to see.

The tower sections have a new sliding connection method which produces a strong connection.  In part it relies in slight flexibility of the metal castings so it might be a good idea to avoid trying to join the parts at very low temperatures.


At the bottom the undercarriage is a detailed casting and it clips onto four concrete coloured pads.  Two ballast plates carry four interlocking blocks which are modelled as stacks of slabs each with the Liebherr name in the casting.  There are no access ladders or platforms leading to the tower, and there is no capacity board.

The tower sections are modelled as sets of three real sections so they are too long for use as a truck load.  The new connection system for joining the sections helps to produce a realistic look.  Inside the sections are plastic ladders and platforms which are a bit thick for the scale.  A very nice detail is the inclusion of the LiUP crane driver elevator in one section, with rails in the others.  

The slewing ring and jib head section are modelled as one piece.  The cab looks good and inside there is a seat and controls.  The electrical cabinet is modelled and the handrails are metal.

The jib is excellent with a very straight profile.  It is made up of lattice work on the two sides and is hollow underneath, presumably to keep the weight down.

The counter jib is very nicely made.  It is a heavy part with a solid textured walkway and metal handrails, and a nice structure underneath.  At the back there are plastic advertising boards and a very nice aspect of the model is that a variety of stickers are included which can be fixed to them.  It also opens up the possibility of making and attaching bespoke stickers in company colours.

The counterweight is a solid block with the individual slabs detailed.

The trolley is a plastic part with metal pulleys.

The hook block is a nicely decorated part with a metal pulley. As befits this model the rope is a light colour to indicate the fibre rope of the real crane.   A Liebherr branded flag is provided for use as a load, but because of its large size it does not hang nicely on the small hook.


The crane rotates smoothly.

The trolley can be positioned anywhere along the jib by moving it by hand.

The hoist winch works well by using a supplied key, and a separate part is included to complete the side of the counter jib when the model is not being operated.

The configuration options allow the tower to be built in four different heights.  The jib is partly sectionalised, so four different jib lengths are possible.  However, the counterweight is a solid block so is not adjustable. The model is at the limits of stability when the jib is at its longest and at its shortest. 

Alternative stickers can be fitted to the counter jib to personalise the model.


This is a very good quality and robust tower crane model, with a high metal content.

The paintwork is very good as are the graphics.


It is reasonable value given the overall size of the model.


This is a very nicely presented tower crane model by Conrad, and it reflects the innovations of the real crane well. The overall geometry and straightness is excellent, but it would have been nicer if there was a greater possibility to configure the tower, jib and counterweight.


The model first appeared at Bauma in 2019.
Top layer of parts, manual and sticker sheet.
Profile view with shortened jib.
An elevator for the crane driver is modelled.  Ladders have safety cages.
Metal handrails.
Very straight jib.  It is hollow underneath.