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JCB VM115D Single Drum Soil Compactor

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  15824
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2014

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Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)11
Quality   (max 25)16
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)69%


JCB VM115D Single Drum Soil Compactor Video  {Youku Video]
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JCB branded box.
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Tyre tread pattern is good.
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Hoses run across the pivot.
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Instrument cluster looks good.
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As a transport load.
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Poses well with other models.
Comment on this model.

The JCB VM115D is an 11 tonne vibratory single drum roller.  It is used in a wide range of compaction applications including cohesive soils, and road and airport works.


The model is packed in a windowed box within tape-sealed clear plastic formers. 

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

No information is provided about the real machine.  The only assembly required is to fit two mirrors to the cab.


Looking underneath the rear axle is modelled in metal and is well detailed, and the big rubber tyres have a good tread.  They are mounted on metal hubs which have distinct wheel nuts.  Distinct rivets appear at the pivot point.

At the rear, the engine cover is a nice casting but the exhaust pipe is soft plastic and not so convincing.  Underneath the cover is a plastic engine.

The cab has good detail with windscreen wipers, mirrors and lights.  The interior detail is very good with the instrument panel being the high point.

Underneath the cab the pivot point has visible steering pistons and some hoses run across.

The roller is metal and the roller frame is detailed with hoses running to the drum.


The model rolls smoothly and freely. 

The roller steers at the pivot point and it can achieve a moderate angle.  It also has some tilt movement for uneven surfaces. 

The engine cover opens to reveal the engine, and it holds an open position.


The casting is of a good standard, and there is little use of plastic.

The paint is good and the graphics are sharp.


The model is good value.


Although this is only a model with updated graphics compared to the earlier version, it remains nice and looks good posed with other appropriate models.


This model is an updated version of a VM115 modelled first produced around 2007.  This version appeared in January 2014.

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Steering angle is moderate.
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Silver rivets show up a bit.
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Open cover.
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On the road.
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Profile view.