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Liebherr T 282B Mining Truck

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2727
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2013

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)21
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)75%


Liebherr T 282B Mining Truck Video.
Big Liebherr branded box.
Wheels and tyres are good.
Massive rear axle.  Debris bars hang down between the wheels.
Heavy build.
Tanks and rubber flaps.
Details on the cab deck.
Loaded up.
Very good tipping angle.
It needs a suitable size loader. 
Being loaded by a Liebherr R 9800.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr T 282B is a mining truck with a diesel electric AC drive.  It has a maximum operating weight of 592 tonnes and the payload capacity is 363 tonnes. 

At the time of the review the current equivalent truck in the Liebherr range is the T 282C.


The model comes in a very large Liebherr-branded sleeved box and no information is provided about the real truck. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

No information is provided about the model and there is no assembly to do.


Looking underneath the construction is heavy as befits the model because it is a very heavy item.  Most of the components are metal with the exceptions being some elements of the Double A-Frame and rear suspension systems.  The underside of the radiator is modelled as is the AC alternator and the cable pipe to the rear axle.

The wheels are detailed in plastic and the rubber tyres are very good - strong, and with a deep tread.

At the front most of the stairs and handrails are metal with a fine enough gauge.  The radiator grille and fire extinguisher are plastic.  On the cab platform there are large metal mirrors although they are unsilvered.  The walking surface is textured and the metal equipment cabinets have good detailing.  The cab has a double seat inside with an air conditioner and light on the roof.

Between the wheels there are large tanks for fuel and hydraulics and the engine and large exhaust pipes are also visible. 

The rear axle is massive and has lights highlighted with paint.

The dump body is the essence of heavy-duty modelling with the massive structure represented very well underneath.  There are what appears to be lifting eyes detailed within the casting on the sides although they are non-functional.  Large soft rubber flaps hang down from the front and debris bars drop down between the rear tyres.


The wheels roll well and the front steering turns to a very convincing angle.  There is fully working suspension on both axles although it is very stiff at the front.

The dump body raises using twin double stage hoist cylinders and these are stiff enough to hold the body at any angle.

The debris bars between the rear wheels oscillate.


In some respects this model typifies Conrad.  It is immensely strong and very heavy with a high percentage of metal.

The paintwork is good, and the graphics are sharp.


It is reasonable value given the amount of metal supplied.


This is one tough model with good model engineering that reflects the robust nature of the real truck.  The detail level is good bearing in mind that the model was first introduced a number of years ago.  It looks great paired with a suitable loader and is good enough to be highly recommended.


It was first introduced in 2007 in a version with white wheels.  It was later changed to grey wheels.  A limited edition in yellow was also produced.
Imposing dimensions.
Profile view.
Heavy structure on the dump body.
Underneath is interesting.  Main components are modelled.
Exhaust pipes and rams.
Impressive with a load.
Tipping in action.
Paired with a Bucyrus 495HR.