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Liebherr R924 Compact Excavator - Kibag

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2922/10
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2012

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Liebherr R924 Compact Excavator - Kibag Video
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Liebherr branded box.
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Smart decoration. 
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Underside is simple.
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Hydraulic lines run into the body.
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Cab detailing is simple.
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Loading a Kibag tipper.
Loaded on a Nooteboom Pandel-X.
The Liebherr R924 is a compact design with a reduced tail swing.  It has an operating weight of  between 25-29 tonnes with a bucket capacity of 0.60 - 1.15m³.

Kibag is a Swiss group founded in 1926 and it owns a number of quarries and concrete plants as well as carrying out civil engineering works.  It employs around 1400 people.

This model in Kibag livery is an exclusive model by Heavy Transport Models (HTM) and is made for them by Conrad.


The model comes in a Liebherr branded box and there is no information about the real machine.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There are no instructions provided and there are just two mirrors to fit.


The undercarriage has the basic structure modelled well and the track frames are reasonable castings but without moving rollers.  The metal tracks are individually linked.

The cab is pleasantly detailed with a metal grab rail and good casting details such as hinges and door handles.  A mirror fits to the door and another on the opposite side of the body but strangely they are not silvered so could look better.

The rest of the body is cast very well with many openings within the casting.  On top is a small exhaust pipe and equipment covered with a metal protective rail. 

The boom has hydraulic piping detail within the casting, and there are some plastic lines too, although not to the stick cylinder.  The rivets used are small and brass, with a couple painted over.  The plastic cylinder jackets have a good colour match to the painted metal.

At the end of the stick the bucket is cast well with teeth and wear plate detail.


The tracks are very free rolling and are easily removable as the idler sprocket is spring loaded.

It rotates easily and the boom and stick have a wide range of movement with enough stiffness to be able to hold any pose.  The bucket can also be posed in a range of positions.


The R924 is very well made and strong, and it has good paintwork and graphics.


The model is pricey which reflects the limited edition nature of the Kibag paint scheme.


The R924 model has been around five years and although it is not as highly detailed as some modern models it is well made and looks good.  It is recommended to anyone wanting a limited edition model in construction company colours.


The model first appeared towards the end of 2005 and was in Conrad's catalogue from 2006.  It has been produced in a variety of liveries.
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Profile view.
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Sitting inside the packaging.
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Simple decoration is attractive.
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Reduced tail swing rear end.
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It reaches out well.
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Bucket connections have a mixture of painted and brass rivets.
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It goes well with other Kibag models
It folds up low.