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Wolff 7534.16 Clear Tower Crane

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2034
Scale:  1:87
Review Date:  September 2019

Conrad Index
Tower Crane Index

Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 9
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 18
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 83%


Wolff 7534.16 Clear Tower Crane Video.  [Youku Video]
Wolff branded box.
Parts in the bottom layer.
Detailed capacity boards.
Heavy climbing frame.
Jib sections have mesh walkways.
Trolley can be rigged for two or fall rope falls.
Rigged with two falls.
Counter jib hangs slightly low.
All mast secions in use.

The Wolff 7534.16 Clear is a topless tower crane.  It can have a maximum jib length of 75m.


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

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is a very detailed instruction manual for the model which is pictorial and it has a list of parts. The possible jib configurations of the real crane are shown.


Starting at the bottom the cross frame is a detailed casting and it clips into four concrete coloured pads.  The large ballast blocks are single pieces shaped like separate slabs and the Wolff name is on each slab.

The tower sections are very good with the fixing positions rotated at each corner like the real crane. Plastic bolts are used for the connections and these work very well.  Inside each section there are plastic ladders and platforms.  Each tower section on the model is the length of two sections on the real crane which is a pity as it means the model cannot be posed with a section on the climbing frame.  The bottom section of the tower is a larger width section and there is a special reducer section to connect the rest of the mast sections.

Two detailed capacity boards clip in to the tower.

The climbing frame is very robust and the lattice work seems thick.  The access platforms are nice, but the main ram is modelled in metal as part of the main casting rather than being a separate component, and the tray has a solid bottom.  The slewing ring and tower top are modelled well.

The counter jib has a very good structure with a mesh walkway. The support bars are in plastic and are less good, and they are slightly overlong as the counter jib hangs a little low.   A metal maintenance winch is included.  All the handrails are in metal.   The counterweight is made up of separate blocks and they can each be securely located in configurations to suit the chosen jib length.

The cab is very good considering the scale, and windscreen wipers are replicated by graphics.  The cab platform also includes an equipment cabinet and metal handrails.

The jib is excellent with a slight upward profile at the longest length.  It is made up of separate sections just like the real crane, and the lattice work is fine quality, with mesh walkways on the first section.  A trolley motor adds detail.  A plastic handrail section fits at the end of the jib and it provides a tying off point for the hoist rope.

The trolley is a plastic part to keep the weight down and it has metal pulleys. The hook block is nicely detailed and also has a part to allow two or four fall operation. 

A Wolff branded plate is provided for use as a load.


The crane rotates smoothly.

The trolley can be positioned by hand at any position along the jib.

The hoist winch also works well using a key, and the hook can be reeved for 2 or 4 falls.

The main feature of the model is the configuration options.  The tower can be built in different heights, with or without the climbing frame, and all of the jib lengths of the real crane can be replicated, complete with the appropriate counterweight configuration.  Parts can also be used as loads, and this includes a folding counter jib.

The crane can also be accurately displayed during various stages of erection.


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

The paintwork is very good as are the graphics.


It is good value given the quality and flexibility.


This is an excellent tower crane model, and the variety of configuration options is terrific.  Only the double height mast sections are a compromise from the real crane.


The model first appeared at the Bauma exhibition in 2019.  It is understood Conrad will make revised tie bars for the counterjib so that it rests horizontally.
Top layer of parts and instruction sheet.
Configured with a short 30m jib.
Very nice cross frame with large ballast blocks.
Plastic inserts for the ladders.
Detailed cab.
Jib sections have lattice work on all three sides.
Configured with the full 75m jib.