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Sandvik DT1130i Tunneling Jumbo

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2509
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2011

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Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)78%


Sandvik DT1130i Tunneling Jumbo Video
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Sandvik branded box.
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It is a deceptively large model with a big cab.
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Underside view.
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It is possible to spread the drills very widely.
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Two seats in the cab - one for drilling and one for driving.
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The drill strings have tiny drill heads on the end.
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The Cranes Etc studio being prepared for blasting.
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A load for a Goldhofer trailer.
The Sandvik DT1130i Tunnelling Jumbo is used to drill holes for bolts or explosive charges in hard rock tunnelling operations.  It has three HFX5T high frequency rock drills and the machine gives them a face coverage area of up to 177m².  The real machine has an operating weight of 44 tonnes.


The model comes in a high quality Sandvik box which includes some basic information about the real machine.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information about the model and no assembly is required.


The wheels have good quality tyres mounted on detailed hubs which are different on the front and rear axles.  Four stabilisers are simple screw threads with plastic pads.

At the rear the engine area is modelled well with various elements detailed in metal and there are a couple of plastic spooling reels and an access ladder.

The operatorís cab is large and is well detailed inside with two seating positions each complete with controls.  Window wipers are applied graphics and there are plastic grab rails on the outside of the cab.

At the front there are three drilling booms which are have parts fixed together with small brass rivets which are not too obtrusive.  At the boom head the directional motors are modelled well but without any hydraulic lines.  The drill rail is metal with a plastic drill and the drill string and drill head are really good.

The access boom has a cage which is entirely metal.


The rear axle has a good range of steering movement.  There are four working stabiliser pads which can be lowered, with the front pair also able to be pulled out laterally on short beams.

Two spooling reels within the body can be rotated and the access ladder at the rear folds down.

The entire cab can be raised up on a telescopic mechanism for better visibility.

The range of movement of the drills is excellent as they are mounted on adjustable three stage telescopic booms with full four-way movement at the end.  The drill string guide rails can slide and the drills can also be moved along the drill string guides. 

The access platform has a full range of movement including rotation and can be set to any angle and height within reach.


This is a typically robust Conrad model which is heavy as it is mostly metal.  The paintwork and graphics are very good. 


It is not a cheap model and the price reflects the high metal content and its unusual nature.


This is a surprisingly big and heavy model which is made to Conradís usual high standard.  The functionality is excellent and It is highly recommended.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2009.

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In the tray.
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Fold-down ladder and big spooling reels in the back.
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Outriggers have screw threads.
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Elevating cab raised high.
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Drill is mounted on a multi-way pivot.
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It's nice to ride in the access platform.
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Profile view.