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Liebherr LTR 1100 Crawler Crane - HEBO

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2738/17
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2014

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Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)78%


Liebherr LTR 1100 Crawler Crane - HEBO video.  [Youku Video]
Picture sleeve.
Parts out of the box.
Profile view.
Fully rigged and  set up to lift.
Ballast box between the tracks.
Four jacks are visible.
Looks good as a pair of transport loads.
Self-ballasting in progress.
Boom profile is very good at maximum extension.
Very smart looking model.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr LTR 1100 Telescopic Crawler Crane is capable of lifting 100t at 2.5m radius, and 0.8t at 60m.  The maximum height of lift is 83m.

This model is in the colours of HEBO, a Dutch maritime services company.


The model comes in a two expanded polystyrene trays held together by the usual Liebherr branded picture sleeve.  It has a few pictures of the real machine, but no details about it. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

An instruction sheet is provided and it is quite good with clear photos and it is in five languages.


The tracks are metal and are mounted on detailed track frames which include steps to allow the operator to climb into the cab.  The frames have details representing rollers although there are no actual moving parts.  The main sprockets have the Liebherr name embossed on them.  Between the tracks, the main frame has hydraulic jacks which can lift the crane to enable the tracks to be attached and detached.  The jacks are screw threads with plastic pads.  Metal ballast boxes sit between the tracks and these have lifting lugs which could be used to pose a lift with suitable chains.

The crane cab has plastic grab rails on the outside, and simple internal detail.  The crane body has panel handles and grilles represented within the casting.  Additionally there is a metal grab rail and exhaust pipe, and stepping plates at the rear.  The HEBO graphics are detailed and reasonably sharp. 

At the back there is a built-in winch and a second one which pins into position. 

The counterweight attachment mechanism is fully replicated with plastic lifting gear and metal chains.  The counterweight slabs are nicely modelled with the lowest section having the Liebherr name cast in relief.  Although lifting lugs are indicated in the casting detail, they are not useable.

The boom is a six section telescope with all sections having the 'Oviform' profile.  A plastic control cable drum is modelled on the side of the boom and two plastic brackets are included which allow the auxiliary jib to be stowed when not in use.  At the boom head there are metal pulleys. 

Fixing eyes allow connection of the auxiliary jib which is a well made metal piece with the hinge assembly being plastic.

Two good metal hooks are supplied.  The main hook has three metal pulleys ant the other has two pulleys although this has the effect of it not hanging straight if reeved with two falls on the auxiliary jib.


The hydraulic jacks can be screwed down to lift the crane body.

The metal tracks roll well and are on spring loaded sprockets which allow them to be removed.  The track frames extend and retract, and they are also removable by unclipping the slide beams from the undercarriage.

The cab can be tilted and it holds the pose.

Both the ballast boxes and the counterweight are fully removable, with the counterweight at the rear being configurable.

The usual crane functions all work, with the crane rotating and being stable.  The boom lift cylinder is very stiff so any angle is held well and the telescoping sections are smooth and lock off at full extension. 

Operation of the winches is by using a finger on the serrated drum edge and both winches rely on friction to act as their brake and this is adequate for most poses.

The auxiliary jib can be attached or carried on the side of the boom.


The LTR 1100 is a typically robust model.  It is well made with relatively little plastic. 

The paint is very good with most graphics being sharp.


It is reasonable value as a limited edition.


This Conrad model is very solidly engineered with moderate detailing by modern standards.  It has metal pulleys which are an improvement compared to the early versions of the model.  It is very attractive in the HEBO colour scheme


The model first appeared at BAUMA in April 2007.  A large number of coloured versions have been produced, with this one appearing in July 2014.
Inside the box.
Large metal tracks.
The counterweight blocks lifted into place.
Body detailing is simple by modern standards.
Auxiliary jib is a nice part.
Simple details inside the cab.
Tracks retracted for carrying on a low loader.
Tilting cab.  The CASE machine is also in HEBO colours.