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Terex AT20-3 Pick and Carry Crane

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2113
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  October 2013

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Detail   (max 30)20
Features   (max 20)18
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)77%


Terex AT20-3 Pick and Carry Crane Video.
Terex style box.
Distinctive and unusual shape.
Good detail at the rear.
Transmission details underneath.
Detachable lifting point.
Fly jib fitted.
No outriggers required.
Fly jib and hook details.
Helping maintain a Liebherr R 996.
Comment on this model.

The Terex AT20-3 is a pick and carry crane designed to lift a load and travel with it.  It was originally developed by the Australian Franna company which began in business in 1980 before being taken over by Terex in 1999. 

The AT20-3 can lift a maximum of 20 tonnes at 1.4m, and has a maximum lifting height of 17m, or 20m with the fly jib.  It is most suited to work in mines and fabrication yards where mobility without outriggers is required.


The model comes in a Terex branded box which encloses foam rubber backing. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

No information is provided about the real crane or model.


The transmission is detailed with plastic drive shafts and the twin-tyred wheels look impressive.  They are mounted on small plastic wheels and there is a plastic mud flap behind each wheel.

At the front the body shape is captured well and a lifting beam is attached.  The cab is fairly simple and unusually there are no windscreen wipers modelled.  Also the door mirrors are simple plastic without silvered surfaces.

The steering pivot point is also modelled simply with no hydraulic rams.

At the rear the engine area is modelled well with a metal exhaust and good quality metal handrails although there is no non-slip surfacing.  Small graphics and painted lights enhance the back.

The boom rams have plastic jackets with pipework detail.  The boom sections are metal castings with the second section having nicely formed holes.  There are three attachment points for a machinery hook.

The boom top has metal pulleys and a further lifting point or plastic fly jib can be added.  However there is no obvious tying off point for the main hook which makes reeving the hook a little difficult.

The hook block is metal with twin metal pulleys.


The wheels roll individually and there is a small amount of float on the rear axle.

Steering works across the pivot point and it is loose as there are no hydraulic rams.  A sharp angle can be obtained.

The boom can be raised and the hydraulic rams are stiff enough to hold a pose.  The telescopic boom extends smoothly.

The hook can be raised and lowered using a small key inserted into the winch drum.

A small fly jib can be fitted either straight or at an offset angle.  The hook can be used on the fly jib, but a single line hook would have been better.

An additional lifting point can be fitted at the end of the boom, and a machinery hook can be hung from one of three points on the boom.

A lifting beam can be detached from the front of the vehicle and hung from a hook.

The entire crane assembly including the rams is pinned in place so could be removed from the carrier.


This is a well made model and only the plastic door mirrors fall a little short in terms of quality.

The paint and graphics are good.


It is reasonable value.


It is good to see a crane model of a more unusual machine.  It has very good functionality and a little more detailing would have enhanced it further.  It should look very good in special colour versions.


It was first seen at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2013 and became available later that year.
Model and parts bag.
Profile view.
Metal handrails and storage space for the fly jib.
A hook is hung from an intermediate lifting point.
Spare wheel and large beacon light.
Inner boom section with holes.
Reasonable reach.
Lifting at height.