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Liebherr L 576 Wheel Loader

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2443
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2012

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)78%


Liebherr L 576 Wheel Loader Video
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Liebherr branded box.
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Grille behind the cab is metal not graphics.
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Transmission is modelled.
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Brass rivets are ok but friction rivets would have looked better.
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Travelling with rocks.
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It makes a good load.
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On a Goldhofer trailer.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr L 576 is a wheel loader with an operating weight of around 24 tonnes.  It has a bucket capacity of 4.5m³ and a dump-over height of 3.9m.


The model comes in a standard Liebherr-branded box with the model packed within good quality foam rubber. 

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

No instructions are provided and there is no information about the real machine.  Two door mirrors have to be fitted and this is an easy task.


The transmission is modelled underneath with plastic drive shafts.  The large tyres have a good tread pattern and are mounted on detailed wheels.

The stairs and handrails up to the cab are metal and thin enough to look good, and there are textured non-slip walking surfaces.  The cab has window seals, wipers as applied graphics, and metal grab rails on top.  Inside the detail is good with identifiable controls.

The engine compartment has excellent see-through grilles and interior shapes hint at the engine inside.  At the rear there are painted lights and sharp graphics.

At the front the plastic wheel arches have separate mud flaps.  The centre pivot point looks busy but there are no hydraulic hoses anywhere on the model.  The Z-frame loader mechanism is modelled well and tiny warning signs add detail.

The bucket is a nice casting.


The wheels roll well and the rear axle floats with a good range of movement.

Steering at the centre pivot point has a nice level of stiffness and achieves a realistic angle.

The loader mechanism is very good.  It can hold any pose and reaches a realistic height.  The tipping angle on the bucket is very good.


The model is typically robust and well made.  The paintwork is good and the graphics are applied well.


The model is good value.


This is a good quality model with some nice touches of detailing, and it works well.  It is highly recommended.


The model was introduced in Summer 2012.

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Chunky tyres.
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Lights and graphics at the rear are good.
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Cab interior is good.
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Profile view.
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Height of lift is very good.
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Loading a Volvo Dump Truck.
Filling up a Caterpillar 740B EJ.