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Mecalac 714MW Wheeled Excavator - SRBG

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2918/02
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2013

Conrad Models
Earthmoving Index

Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)18
Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)19
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)71%


Mecalac 714MW Wheeled Excavator - SRBG Video.
SRBG branded box.
Boom articulated sideways.
Nice grilles on the body.
Spacious cab.
Forks attached.
Front loading shovel.
Very compact tailswing.
Getting service from a SRBG van.
Comment on this model.

Mecalac was founded in 1974 in France and in 2002 it acquired the German company Ahlmann.  The Mecalac 714MW is a compact machine with an operating weight of around 15 tonnes. 

SRBG is a French company which is part of the VINCI Group.  It is based west of Paris and carries out civil engineering work.


The model comes in a SRBG branded box and inside it is contained within a foam wrapping. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information supplied about SRBG or the real machine and no instructions are supplied.


Underneath, the transmission is detailed in plastic and the steering is purely functionally modelled.  It has good looking rubber tyres mounted on plastic wheels.

At one end of the undercarriage there is a metal blade, and at the other there are fully plastic stabilisers.

The cab has very thin frames which are modelled well, and there is a heavy protection grille and beacon light on the roof.  There are no mirrors or wipers.  Inside the detail is simple.

The body casting is good with grilles at the rear and the Mecalac name cast in relief.  The colour scheme and graphics are attractive.

The boom detailing is simple with the SRBG graphics providing some interest and the connection rivets used are fairly unobtrusive.  There is a plastic connection plate for the tools but the colour match to the metal parts is very good.

Three tools are provided,  The two buckets are metal castings with good teeth, and the forks are metal too.


The wheels roll individually and there is steering on both axles with a very good range of movement.  One axle floats and the other is not entirely rigid.

The blade can be lowered to doze or provide stability during digging. 

The stabilisers can be lowered and they have rotating pads.

The body rotates smoothly.

The boom has multiple articulations including the ability to articulate sideways.  The hydraulic cylinders are stiff enough to be posed in any position.

The tools interchange easily using a press-in connection


This is a well made model which is mainly metal with some plastic parts. 

The paint is applied well and the graphics are sharp.


The model is fair value considering it is a very limited edition.


This casting first appeared a number of years ago and so the detailing is less than is normally seen in more modern models.  However it is highly functional and looks very good in the SRBG colour scheme.


This model was an exclusive model for the VINCI webshop and made in a run of 150 models.  It appeared in October 2013.

Three tools in all.
Profile view.
Blade and stabilisers down.
Mecalac name is cast in relief and nicely painted.
Many articulations on the boom.
Loading a DAF tipper.