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New Holland C238 Compact Track Loader

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  13783
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2014

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Overall   (max 100)70%


New Holland C238 Compact Track Loader and L218 Skid Steer Loader video  [Youku video]
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Motorart box.
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Nice drive sprockets.
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Low detail underneath but track pattern is good.
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Good tilting angle.
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Cab detail is good.
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Sitting on a big transporter with a skid steer loader.
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The New Holland C238 has an operating weight of 4.6 tonnes and a rated operating capacity of just over 1.7 tonnes.  It can be configured with many different work tools.


The box is essentially Motorart branded with New Holland labels on the ends.  Inside a pair of clear plastic formers hold the model. 

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

There is no information about the real machine included.


Detailing underneath is simple.  The rubber tracks have a good tread pattern but are perhaps a little shiny.  The drive sprockets in the track frames are nicely detailed.

The body is metal with good detailing and the black grille at the rear is formed well and the rear lights have good quality plastic lenses.

The cab has very good mesh sides and the cover has small metal grab handles but no rooflight.  Inside the cab the detail includes the joystick controls. 

The metal boom is modelled well with sharp graphics and the rivets are discrete although there are no hoses for the hydraulics.  The metal bucket is a simple straight-edged casting.


The tracks roll well and the drive sprockets turn independently.

The boom mechanism articulates well and it raises to a reasonable height although perhaps not as high as the real machine.  With that said the bucket movement and tipping angle is very good.


It is good quality with a high metal content. 

The paint is good and the graphics are very good.


The model is small and the price level is moderate.


This is a nice little model with a feeling of good quality and it looks good too.  The real machine is very flexible with a wide range of attachments and it would have been interesting if some different tools had been included with the model.


The model was first available in September 2013. 

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A relatively small machine in real life.
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Sharp graphics.
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Lift height is reasonable.
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Dumping on a colleague.
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Travelling to site.