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Liebherr R 954 C Crawler Excavator - Max Bögl

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2921/07
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2012

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Overall   (max 100)74%


Liebherr R 954 C Crawler Excavator - Max Bögl (and others) Video.
Liebherr branded box.
Smart colour and graphics.
Simple underneath.
Smart paint and graphics on the counterweight.
Range of movement on the boom and stick is good.
The Liebherr R 954 C Crawler Excavator is a machine with an operating weight in the range 49-62 tonnes.  The bucket size is 1.25 to 3.50m³.

Max Bögl is a German construction company founded in 1929.  It has annual sales of around 1.6bn Euros.

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.


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 Max Bögl or 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 cylinders.  Other casting details on the boom and stick add to the realism and the colour match of the plastic hydraulic cylinder jackets is pretty good.

The bucket is cast well with good teeth.

The Max Bögl livery is fairly simple with some nice sharp graphics.


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 as does the bucket.  The hydraulic cylinders are stiff so the model can be posed in any position.


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

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is a limited edition and the price reflects its rarity.


This is another unusual livery that HTM has commissioned and it results in a very attractive model.  As with other Conrad Liebherr R 954 C models it is easy to recommend.


This model in Max Bögl livery appeared in April 2012.
 The original model in Liebherr colours first appeared in 2006.
Sitting inside the wrapping.
Profile view.
Track frame detail is reasonable.
Cab has a metal grab rail.
Hydraulic lines on the boom and stick.