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Liebherr LH 24 Material Handler

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2947
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2013

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)25
Features   (max 20)16
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)79%


Liebherr LH 24 Material Handler Video
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Liebherr branded box.
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Grille behind the cab is graphics.  Handrail is metal.
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Hoses run to the main rams too.
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Loads more hoses.
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Cab is plastic but detailed.
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Elevating cab.
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It can be made to sit low for transport.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr MH 24 is a 24 tonne machine and in this model configuration it is fitted with a sorting grab.


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 cab.


The transmission is modelled and the chunky tyres look good on the plastic wheels.  At each end there are stabilisers with pads and unusually the arrangement is mostly plastic although the colour match is good.

The detailing of the body is of a high standard with small graphics to improve the realism and there are panel details within the casting.  The mirrors are surprising in that they are not silvered.  The handrails are reasonably thin and are of metal.

The cab is largely plastic but that allows it to be detailed and it looks fine.  Nice rubber hydraulic hoses run from the cab to the body.

The boom and stick are a highlight as the model features extensive hydraulic hosing and it is all the better for it.  The castings are also good and small graphics add detail.

The grab has metal jaws mounted on a plastic support and hoses run to it.


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

The four stabilisers can be lowered and will support the model wheels-free.

The cab elevates smoothly on a parallelogram mechanism.

It rotates smoothly.

The range of movement of the boom and stick is good.

The grab rotates and has jaws which open and close in tandem.  It is not removable from the stick.


The model is typically robust and well made with a little more plastic than usual for a Conrad model. 

The paintwork is good and the graphics are applied well.


The model is good value.


This is a nice model which has improvements in detailing in most areas and the modelling of the hydraulics is convincing.  It is highly recommended.


The model first appeared at BAUMA 2013.

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Chunky tyres.
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Rear lights have plastic lenses.
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Transmission is modelled in plastic.
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Profile view.
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Boom and stick construction is interesting.
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Loading a dump truck with scrap wood.
Busy looking model.