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Liebherr R 954 C Crawler Excavator - Red

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2921/06
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2012

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Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)74%


Liebherr R 954 C Crawler Excavator - Red (and others) Video.
Liebherr branded box.
The sorting grab adds something different.
Simple underneath.
Metal tracks and handrails.
Grab can be disconnected.
The grab is quite large.
The Liebherr R 954 C Crawler Excavator is a machine with an operating weight in the range 49-62 tonnes. 

This model is an exclusive run by Heavy Transport Models (HTM) and is made for them by Conrad.  It appears to be modelled with a 6.7m gooseneck boom and a 2.9m stick, and is fitted with a sorting grab.


The model comes in a Liebherr branded box and inside it is contained within a foam wrapping.  A label at the end of the box has a small picture of the model.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information supplied about the real machine.  The model does not require any assembly and no instructions are supplied.


The metal tracks are individually linked and they are mounted on track frames which are single-piece castings without any moving rollers.

The cab has door hinges detailed and there is a good metal grab rail although no mirrors or wipers.  The interior detail is fairly simple.  The body casting is good with grilles and mostly metal grab rails all around, and the Liebherr name is nicely cast in relief.  The engine cover is plastic.  At the rear there are some painted lights, the exhaust pipe is solid rather than having a hole, and at the front there is a metal unsilvered mirror.

There are plastic hydraulic lines at the boom foot, and to the bucket cylinder.  Other casting details on the boom and stick add to the realism but the colour match of the plastic hydraulic cylinder jackets to the metal parts is just slightly off.

The sorting grab is metal with the connection point on the stick being plastic.  The grab has some good detailing.


The tracks roll well and are mounted on spring-loaded idlers so the tension is good and they are easily removed if required.

It rotates and the boom and stick have a very good range of movement.  The hydraulic cylinders are stiff so the model can be posed in any position.

The sorting grab is removable from its push-fit connection.  It opens and closes with the two sides cleverly linked together so that they move in unison.


This is another solid model from Conrad which is well made with a high metal content. 

The paintwork and graphics are good.


The model is a limited edition and is reasonable value.


This is an unusual variant of the model, with the sorting grab adding something different.  As with other Conrad Liebherr R 954 C models it is easy to recommend.


This model in red livery appeared in April 2012.
 A variety of other liveries have been produced with the original model in Liebherr colours first appearing in 2006.
Sitting inside the wrapping.
Profile view.
Smart colour and paintwork.
Cab has a metal grab rail.  Track frame detail is reasonable.
Hydraulic lines run to the boom foot.
Colour match of the hydraulic cylinders is close.
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