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Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 Mobile Crane - Baldwins

Maker:  IMC
Model No:  33-0129
Scale:  1:87
Review Date:  January 2020

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Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 Mobile Crane - Baldwins Video  [Youku video]
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The box.
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Sharp Baldwins colours.
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Transmission detail.
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Plain rear end.
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Boom head.
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Self ballasting..
On the road.

The Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 is an 8-axle crane rated at 450 tonnes capacity.

This version of the model is in the colours of Baldwins, which is a UK company.  It is 1:87 scale.


The model comes in a Liebherr-branded box design with the model held within a pair of clear plastic formers.

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

There is no information on the real machine included, and no instructions for the model, although assembly is straightforward.


The carrier is good with rubber tyres on the detailed wheels.  The underside has detailing of the transmission.

At the front the driving cab has wipers and door mirrors.  There is a realistic number plate and the cab has interior detail also.  The detail behind the cab shows the major components including an exhaust pipe.  At the rear the carrier has painted lights and a toolbox. 

The outrigger beams are plastic with chevron graphics applied.

The crane body has graphics applied and the cab has interior detail.

The counterweight tray is a metal part and the counterweight is made up of separate hollowed pieces.

The boom has a metal bottom section and there is one section able to be telescoped which is made of plastic.  The white of the plastic section is brighter than the white of metal parts.  The small pulleys appear to be plastic with the main block of them being solid. 

The hook is a single line block which does not really fit the heavy lift nature of the crane.


The model rolls well in a straight line but there is no steering functionality.  Not all wheels were grounded on the review model.

The plastic outriggers are two stage which is an achievement given the scale.  Although the pistons and pads cannot be lowered directly, the beams could be pulled down on the review model to give contact with the ground.  It would have been nice if some spreader plates were included with the model.

The counterweight tray is a separate part which pins into position and it can be posed on the carrier deck to replicate self-ballasting.

The boom has one working telescopic section.  The boom can be raised and the rams are stiff enough to hold the boom up.

A working winch can be operated using a key. 


The model has plastic elements.

The paintwork is good and the graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value.


Although the smaller 1:87 scale results in some compromises, this is a good model from IMC.  The two stage outriggers and separate counterweights are plus points, and the overall look is good.


The model first appeared in Liebherr colours in May 2019.  This version of the model appeared in December 2019.
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Looks good.
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Tool box at the back.
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Cab has a realistic number plate.
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Single boom extension.
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Lifting steelwork.
Decent profile.