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Liebherr A 920 Wheeled Excavator

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2946
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2013

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)79%


Liebherr A 920 Wheeled Excavator Video
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Liebherr branded box.
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Steering front axle.
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Nice lights at the rear.
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Metal handrails.
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Decent bucket.
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Details on top.
Good trailer load.
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Loading a tipper.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr A 920 Wheeled Excavator is a smaller machine with an operating weight between 19 and 21 tonnes.


The model comes in a standard Liebherr-branded box with the model packed within good quality foam rubber. 

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

No instructions are provided and there is no information about the real machine.  Three mirrors have to be fitted and this is easy enough once you have worked out which mirror goes where.  An aerial is also fitted to the rear of the cab.


The detailed transmission is modelled in plastic and the tyres have a good tread pattern and are mounted on plastic wheels.  At one end of the undercarriage is a metal dozing blade and at the other is a bar for the grab.

The detailing of the body is of a high standard with realistic small warning signs, painted panel handles and graphics to represent grilles.  The lights at the rear have nice plastic lenses.  The mirrors are not silvered but the handrails are chromed metal and reasonably thin.

The cab is largely plastic but detailed and the interior detail is very good.

The boom and stick have very good hydraulics with soft plastic hoses and stiff pipe arrays.  Connections are made with small brass rivets.

A quick connector allows one of two tools to be attached.  The metal bucket is a detailed casting and the grab is all plastic but with excellent colour match to the grey metal parts.


It rolls well and one axle steers to a reasonable angle and also oscillates.

The blade can be raised and lowered.

It rotates smoothly.

The range of movement of the two-piece boom and stick is good.

The clamshell grab rotates and has jaws which open and close in tandem. 


It is well made and the use of plastic in the cab does not detract from the overall look.

The paintwork and graphics are of a good standard.


The model is reasonable value.


This is another very good Liebherr model by Conrad with interesting detailing and effective functionality.  It is highly recommended.


The model first appeared at BAUMA 2013.

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Parts out of the box.
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Dozing blade is metal.
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Transmission is modelled in plastic.
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Profile view.
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Very good hydraulics.
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Travelling with the grab secured.
On the road.
Grab works well.