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Liebherr TA 230 Articulated Dump Truck

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2769
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2021

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Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 14
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 79%


Liebherr TA 230 Articulated Dump Truck Video [Youku video]
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Liebherr style box.
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Rear view.  Strong tread pattern on the tyres. 
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Grilles are formed of graphics.
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Detailed wheels.
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Under the body.
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Loaded with rocks.  Steering angle is excellent.
Tipping the load.
Convincing as a load.

The BAUMA exhibition of 2010 saw Liebherr debut the TA 230 Articulated Dump Truck.

It has undergone a number of revisions since then and in 2020 was relaunched.  This scale model is fully revised to reflect the 2020 version.


The model comes in the standard Liebherr style box and it is held within cardboard-backed foam rubber. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

A simple instruction sheet explains the tipping of the dump body. Mirrors have to be fitted. There is no information about the real machine.


The detail underneath the model is good with the transmission and suspension components modelled in tough plastic with a very good colour match.  The tyres have a good tread pattern and they are mounted on detailed wheels.

The front has the LED lights represented and side grilles are formed of graphics.  The hand rails  are metal and the mirrors are plastic.  There is no silvering of the mirror surfaces.  There is beacon light on the roof and the green and red load indicators are indicated.   There is reasonable detail inside the cab.

The steps leading to the cab are textured.  Behind the cab is the large exhaust enclusure.

The articulated joint between the dump bed and the cab is very good, and there are many hydraulic lines crossing the pivot point.  A red safety lock for the pivot point is modelled.

The dump bed is metal with soft mud flaps on the leading edge.  Small graphics add detail.  The tailgate is made of metal and soft cables link to the dump body.  A red safety lock is modelled which is used on the real truck to lock the dump bed in a tilted position when maintenance is carried out underneath.


The model rolls precisely with each wheel turning independently.  The rear axles have pivoting suspension and there is a slight movement possible on the front axle too.

The steering angle is very good across the pivot point, and rotational movement is also excellent allowing 90 rotation each way.

The dump bed tilts to a steep angle and the hydraulic cylinders are stiff enough to hold any pose.  The opening tailgate also works well, although on the review model it had to be closed by hand when the body was lowered.


This is a strong and robust model.  It is very well made.

he paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonably priced.


This latest version of the TA 230 is a complete reworking and it is faithful to the real machine. It goes well with other models in a mini diorama setting.


The model first appeared at the BAUMA exhibition in April 2010.  A second updated version was produced later in 2010 which had a different design of the engine hood.  A third version with amended tailgate beams appeared in January 2011.  This completely reworked version appeared at the end of 2020.
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Profile view.
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Handrails are metal, mirror assemblies are plastic.
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Underside view.
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Very good details at the pivot point.
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Red safety lock.
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Opening tailgate.
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Poses well with an excavator.
On the road.