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Terex AC40-1 Mobile Crane - Eurovia

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2093/37
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2014

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)20
Features   (max 20)14
Quality   (max 25)18
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)68%


Terex AC40-1 Mobile Crane - Eurovia Video.  {Youku Video]
Terex style box.
On the road.
Rear number plate adds detail.
Steering is good.
Detail of the fitted boom extension.
Profile view.
Maximum reach.
Discussions on site, with other Eurovia equipment present.
Outrigger beams flex a bit if you load them up.
Comment on this model.

The Terex AC40-1 is a 3-axle 'City Class' crane, with a lifting capacity of 40t.  The crane is designed for use in built up city environments and is therefore compact and maneuverable.  For a picture of the real machine click here.

The model was first produced as a Demag branded model, and the version reviewed here is in the colours of Eurovia, which is part of the VINCI Group.


The model is held between expanded polystyrene trays and is contained within an outer sleeve.

The review model had no defects or missing parts.  .

No instructions are provided.


The tyres are good with a strong tread pattern, and they are mounted on plastic wheels.  The base of the crane is a simple casting with purely functional modelling underneath.  There is a loop for attaching whichever hook is fitted in transport mode.  There are painted lights, and the outrigger beams are tough plastic with the outrigger pads mounted on screw threads. 

The crane superstructure is simple by modern standards.  The cab has no mirrors or wipers, but there is an orange beacon light on the roof.  Interior detail is simple.  The Eurovia livery is clean and the graphics are sharp.

The telescopic boom has five sections and the winch is fixed on top of the lower boom section.  At the boom head the pulleys are metal and free-rolling. 

A short boom extension is provided and it is plastic with metal pulleys.  For transport there is a 'fender' piece which clips onto the lowered boom, and it is good to see a number plate both on it and the rear of the crane.

Two hooks are included, a single line version and a block with a single piece three sheave plastic pulley.  It is a pity the block was not upgraded with metal pulleys as the crane has been.


All axles of the crane steer with the rear two axles joined so that they steer together.  The range of movement is very good and normal and crab steering can be posed. 

Outriggers pull out and can be screwed down so the model is stable if the crane is posed working.  It can be posed 'wheels-free' but the plastic beams flex somewhat.

The boom extends smoothly and the boom ram is stiff enough to hold any pose.  The winch relies on friction as a brake, and is turned by using a finger on the drum which has been ridged for this purpose, but it is a little uncomfortable.

For use in confined spaces there is a mini boom extension (runner) which clips on.  It extends a little to create a small offset angle.  When not in use the runner stows in a pocket at the rear of the crane.


The casting is relatively simple by modern standards, but the metal content is high and the model is heavy. 

The paint finish is generally good, with some imperfections on the telescope sections, and the graphics are sharp. 


This version of the model is a pricey, although it is a limited edition.


Conrad first produced this model around the year 2000, and this is special livery number 37.  It is dated in terms of the detail level but the metal pulleys are an improvement over the original version.  As a robust and functional model it is recommended.


The model was introduced in 2000.  The initial version of this model was produced in Demag white prior to the takeover by Terex.  A large number of versions have been made in crane company liveries, and this one was introduced in July 2014, in a run of 300 models.
The model is a snug fit in the tray.
Looks good in Eurovia colours.
The fender on the boom is removable.
Cab detail is very simple.
Decent tyres and wheel.
On site.
Good boom profile when fully extended.
Overall look is good.