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New Holland WE 170B PRO Wheeled Excavator

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  13787
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2016

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Detail   (max 30)22
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)15
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)70%


New Holland WE 170B PRO Wheeled Excavator Video  [Youku Video]
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Windowed box.
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Blade is as high as it will go.
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Plain undercarriage.
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Blade cannot support the model properly.
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Opening cab door is good.
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Opening engine cover.
Profile view.
Poses well with a road truck..
Decent looking load.
Comment on this model.

The New Holland WE170B Pro is a wheeled excavator with an operating weight of 17/18 tonnes.  The version modelled here has a triple articulated boom.


The packaging is a simple New Holland branded outer box enclosing clear plastic formers which allow the model to be seen.

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

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


The undercarriage has the transmission simply detailed in plastic although there was untidy gluing on the review model. There is no steering mechanism modelled.  The wheels and tyres look good.

The outriggers are simply modelled in metal, as is the front blade.

The cab detailing is good with a thin metal grab rail and mirror, and protection on top. The detail inside is good too.  The cab windows were not very clear on the review model.

The casting of the body captures the shape but does not have any grilles detailed.  However there are some warning graphics which add to the look.  Handrails are thin metal and are very good.

Under the engine cover is a plastic engine made of separate parts. 

Plastic hydraulic hoses run up the boom but stop short of the stick.  The main boom hydraulic rams also have hoses.  The connection pins are discrete.

The bucket is a simple metal casting.


The wheels roll but were sticky on the review model, and there is no steering or oscillating axle.

The outriggers lower but they cannot raise the model off its tyres.

The blade raises and lowers but with limited movement.

The body rotates smoothly.

An opening engine cover reveals the engine.

The cab door opens widely.

The boom, stick and bucket movement is moderate with the rams being stiff enough to hold any pose.  The main cylinder rams have a restricted range of movement preventing the model being posed digging at maximum depth.


The quality is moderate.

The graphics and paint are fair with some untidiness. 


The price is reasonable for the quality offered.


It is an interesting model with some nice functionality such as the opening cab door, but sadly there is no steering modelled.  The overall quality is not to the best standards with some untidy workmanship on the review model.


This model was a 2016 release.

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No steering on the wheels.
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Very good thin hand rails.
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Simple outriggers.
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Parked up.
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Hydraulic lines do not run across to the stick.
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Loading up.
Being transported.