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Kalmar DRG Gloria Reachstacker

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  13788
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2014

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Detail   (max 30)19
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)15
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)67%


Kalmar DRG Gloria Reachstacker Video  [Youku Video]
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The box.
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Steering angle set.
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Cab in the working position.
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Container handling gear is impressively large.
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Plastic wheels.
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Cab is plastic.
Profile view.
The container is plastic.
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The Kalmar DRG Gloria Reachstacker is used for container handling and depending on configuration it can lift up to 42-45 tonnes, and stack containers six high.


The model comes in a Kalmar-branded box with the model held between two clear plastic formers which are stapled together. 

There were no missing parts.  However the connection points on the container were not fully aligned with those on the Kalmar so the holes on the container had to be reamed out a little.

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


There is really no detail underneath the model and it is purely functional.  The tyres are very hard rubber and they are mounted on simple plastic wheels with only the rear ones having some coarse-looking detailing.

The body is metal with some detailing in the casting and simple graphics depicting the Kalmar name.  There are very thin metal handrails which were initially out of shape but could be bent back carefully, and there are textured walkway surfaces.

The plastic cab has very thin metal grab rails and simple internal details.  The windows on the review model were quite dirty inside.

Plastic hydraulic hoses run up to the boom which has a metal first stage with all of the rest being plastic including the container handling equipment.  A simple painted plastic beacon light is mounted at the boom foot and the boom rams have plastic jackets with no hoses.  Slewing motors are modelled on the handling boom.

The container is a plastic part with no paint to highlight details although the graphics are sharp.


It rolls reasonably well and the rear axle can be set to steer although the mechanism is somewhat clunky and allows the tyres to foul if not set properly.

The cab slides forward from the parking position to the operating position.

The boom can be raised using the rams which are stiff enough to hold a pose but they are  slightly jerky rather than smooth.

The telescopic boom can be extended but again it is not entirely smooth. 

The handling gear rotates and can also be offset.  It is adjustable for different sized containers.

The container can be attached for lifting but it is a poor connection detail.  The model can just hold the container at full extension without tipping and this probably explains why so much plastic has been used.


This is not a high quality model in terms of its manufacture and materials and there is a lot of plastic.

The paint quality is reasonable, and the few graphics are sharp. 


It is a large model for the price.


The Kalmar Gloria is an interesting and large machine.  Motorart has captured the look well, but it is not the highest quality model with plastic used for many parts.  The functionality also suffers a little as a result but the price is reasonable given its large size.


The model appeared in November 2014.

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Imposing machine.
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Cab in the parking position.
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Little detail underneath.
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Thin handrails.
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Slewing motors and toothed ring.
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Lifting the container.