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Sennebogen 818E Material Handling Machine

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2944/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2019

Conrad Index
Material Handling Index

Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 22
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 78%


Sennebogen 818E Material Handling Machine video.  [Youku Video]
Sennebogen branded box.
Attractive colour scheme.
Dozing blade.
Decent roof details.
Good load for a truck.
New cab design.
Cab elevated.
Loading on board.

The Sennebogen 818E is a machine designed for material handling applications.  It has a typical operating weight of around 22 tonnes.

The modelled version is fitted with a sorting grab.  This is the 2019 edition of the model and it has an updated cab design.


The model box is Sennebogen-branded and it includes some information about the real machine.  Inside the model is contained within cardboard-backed foam rubber. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model.

The only assembly required is to fit two mirrors, although there is no information for their location.


The underside of the machine is good with the blade support,  transmission, and axles modelled in plastic.  The double plastic wheels are detailed and the tyres have a good tread pattern. 

The undercarriage is metal with plastic stabiliser beams and pads and the colour match to the metal parts is a slightly off.  At the other end is a metal dozing blade.

The cab is the latest Sennebogen maXcab design, and it has metal grab rails although the mirrors are not silvered.  Inside the detailing is good with distinct controls.  The elevating mechanism is connected by small brass rivets and the cable band is nice soft material. 

The body casting is enhanced by the graphics which include small warning signs and the Sennebogen name is subtly embossed in the counterweight casting.  Also good is the rear camera and the exhaust pipe.  At the front is a metal ladder leading to the roof where there is texturing and painted detail.

There are soft hoses running up the boom, across the stick, and to the grab.  A nice touch is that hoses also run on the underside of the boom.  The connection rivets used are small.

The sorting grab is plastic, presumably to keep the weight down, and is nicely formed.


It rolls well on its tyres.  One axle steers to a good angle, and it also oscillates for use on uneven terrain.

The stabilisers can be lowered and the pads pivot, and the dozer blade lowers also. 

The cab elevates smoothly and stays horizontal throughout.

The model rotates well.

The movement of the boom and stick is very good and the cylinders have enough stiffness to hold any pose.  It can also adopt a realistic transport pose.

The sorting grab rotates and it opens and closes smoothly.


This a good quality model by Conrad with plastic used appropriately.

The paintwork is very good with nice sharp detailed graphics throughout.


It is good value.


This is a small update to the previous version of the model.  It still offers very nice detailing and functionality.  It is surprising that Conrad still economises in very small ways such as not silvering the mirrors.


This revised version of the 818E model first appeared in the Bauma exhibition in April 2019.
Grilles are painted.
Details modelled underneath.
Outriggers lowered.
Profile view.
Sorting grab is plastic.
Looks good on a Sennebogen track.
Looks good.