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Liebherr R 922 Crawler Excavator

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  2948
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2014

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)77%


Liebherr R 922 Crawler Excavator Video  [Youku Video]
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Liebherr branded box.
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Graphics represent the grilles.
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Hydraulic hoses run to the bottom of the boom rams.
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Grab rails are plastic.
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Small rivets make the connections.
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Detachable bucket.
Good trailer load.
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Intricate casting details of the roller supports.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr R 922 Crawler Excavator is a smaller machine with an operating weight between 21 and 24 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.  Two mirrors have to be fitted and this is straightforward to do.


The tracks are metal and good quality and the pads are triple grouser.  They are mounted on good track frames with some intricate detailing of the bottom rollers, although they are non-functioning.  The drive sprocket is plastic.

The cab is metal with plastic grab rails and the windows have nice seals and frames. The interior detail is very good.

The detailing of the body is very good with painted panel handles and graphics to represent grilles.  The plastic mirrors are not silvered which is a pity and the handrails are chromed metal rather than being painted grey.  They are reasonably thin.  On top paint is used to highlight details.  Hydraulic hoses run to the foot of the boom rams and another bunch run to the top surface of the boom.

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

A plastic quick connector on the stick allows the bucket to be removed. 

The metal bucket is a detailed casting.


The tracks roll smoothly on a rough surface and they are tensioned with spring-loaded idlers in the track frames.

It rotates although the review model was quite stiff.

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

The bucket detaches although the plastic connection detail will eventually wear with heavy use. 

The aerial on the cab folds down to reduce the headroom in transport mode.


This is a solid and robust model which is mostly metal and relatively heavy, with an appropriate use of plastic.

The paintwork and graphics are of a high standard.


The model is a little pricey for a small excavator model.


Once again Conrad has produced a solid offering for Liebherr.  It is well made with good detailing and is highly recommended.


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Parked up.
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Safety signs would have added detail.
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Simple underneath.
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Profile view.
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Good details on top.
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Convincing model.
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