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Liebherr R 954 C Crawler Excavator - Geiger

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2921/08
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2012

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Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)73%


Liebherr R 954 C Crawler Excavator - Geiger Video.
Liebherr branded box.
Interesting colour scheme.
Cab is on the simple side.
Track frame detail is reasonable.
Bucket casting is good.
Loaded on a Doll trailer.
Folds up well for transport.
At work.
Comment on this model.

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.

Geiger is a German company founded in 1923 and it currently has around 1800 employees. 

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 Geiger or the real machine.  The model does not require any assembly and no instructions are supplied.


The wide 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 Geiger livery is an unusual colour with large graphics so it is visually interesting. 


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 a 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.


Although the model first appeared in Liebherr colours a number of years ago it is still a good model overall.  As with other Conrad Liebherr R 954 C models this version in Geiger colours is easy to recommend.


This model in Geiger livery appeared in September 2012.
 The original model in Liebherr colours first appeared in 2006.
Inside the wrapping.
Profile view.
Geiger graphics are not shy.
Wide tracks.
Hydraulic hoses and pipes.
Colour match of the hydraulic cylinders is good.
Overall it is an attractive looking model.