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New Holland E215C Crawler Excavator

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  13781
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2014

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Packaging   (max 10)5
Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)11
Quality   (max 25)18
Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)67%


New Holland E215C Crawler Excavator Video  [Youku Video]
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Windowed box with hole above the cab.
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Good detailing on top of the body.
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Reaching out.
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Simple underneath.
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Hoses across the pivot.
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Opening cover.
Profile view.
It cannot fold small so this is the only way to pose it on a low loader.
Comment on this model.

The New Holland E215C is a smaller size crawler excavator with an operating weight of 23 tonnes.


The packaging is a Motorart-branded outer box with New Holland printed at the ends enclosing clear plastic trays. A good photo of the real machine is printed on the reverse side.  Strangely it does not state the machine designation of the model in the box.  The box also has an odd hole above the cab which allows the model to be touched.

There were no missing parts but the two lights on the cab roof were loose in the box and had to be re-glued which was easy to do.

There is no information about the real machine or model included.


The undercarriage is simple and the narrow crawler tracks are metal with triple grouser shoes having tiny bolt heads.  The track frames are simple with no moving rollers but graphics add detail whilst the large silver rivets used at the sprockets detract.

Inside the cab the details are good with pedals, levers and joysticks clearly visible.  On the outside the grab rail is thin gauge soft plastic and the front guard on the roof is nicely modelled.

The detailing of the body is very good with fine etched grilles and a video camera at the rear.  Warning sign graphics add detail and on top some bolt heads are silvered.  The New Holland name looks fine from any distance but at very close inspection seems to be made up of blobs.

Under the engine cover is a reasonably detailed plastic engine. 

Some hydraulic pipes are cast simply in the top face of the boom although there are no hoses linking them to the stick ram.  Soft hoses do cross the boom /stick pivot.  Silver rivet heads stand out a bit and would have been much better painted.

The bucket is a reasonable metal part.


The tracks roll easily.

The body rotates smoothly.

An opening engine cover allows the engine to be seen, but it will not easily pose in the open position.

The boom, stick and bucket all move and poses can be held by the rams.  The main boom rams have a good range of movement but the stick is very restricted in closing up so the model will not pose properly as a transport load.  Bucket movement is also limited.


This is a decent quality model with limited use of plastic.

The paint is good and the graphics are fine at a distance but some are strangely pixelated close up. 


The model price is a little on the high side.


Motorart has produced a good looking model but the silver rivets are a little distracting.  Functionality is a mixed bag, but setting this aside the model is good enough to recommend for the display case.


The model appeared in October 2013.

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Overall look is good.
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Small graphics on the sides.
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Nice tracks although silver rivets are large.
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Cab detailing is good.
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Nice bucket.  Silver rivets could have benefitted from a spot of paint.
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Loading a high-sided dump truck.
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Height is no problem.