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Volvo L220G Wheel Loader

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  300026
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2013

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Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)8
Quality   (max 25)18
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)64%


Volvo L220G Wheel Loader Video
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Volvo style windowed box.
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Metal handrails are reasonably thin.
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Large bucket.
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Some hydraulic hoses on the loader arm.
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Detailed engine.
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Cover fully tilts.
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The Volvo L220G is a wheel loader with an operating weight of around 32 tonnes.  In this model configuration it is fitted with a rehandling bucket.


The packaging is typical for a Volvo Collectors Edition Model with a window allowing the model to be seen.  The model is contained between a pair of clear plastic formers. 

The review model had a missing L220G graphic at the rear.

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


The transmission is modelled well with realistic differentials and the tyre tread pattern is good too.  The wheels are fine other than lacking smaller details such as wheel nuts.

The engine cover is represented effectively with sharp graphics and a decent plastic exhaust.  Underneath there is a plastic engine.  It is made up of a number of coloured components and looks good.

Outside the cab there are good metal handrails and the steps and platforms have a textured surface.  The cab has wipers front and rear, plastic mirrors and a number of thin metal grab rails.  The interior detail is of a good standard.

Under the cab the void under the pivot point would have looked better with some hydraulic hoses crossing to the front.

At the front the loader mechanism attachment to the body was scruffy on the review model but the connections on the arm are painted and unobtrusive.  Hydraulic hoses run to the bucket tipping cylinder. 

The rehandling bucket is a reasonable metal casting.


The wheels roll easily and the rear axle has a significant amount of oscillation.  Unfortunately the front axle oscillates too rather than being fixed so the whole machine rocks unrealistically.

Steering across the pivot point on the review model was poor caused by the clash of rivet heads with the support bracket which is disappointing engineering.

The engine cover tilts back fully and poses tilted.  It has a firm locking clip when closed.

The loader mechanism raises to a very good height but the tilting mechanism does not allow the bucket to achieve any tipping angle at all.


The model has a high metal content and the paintwork and graphics are good. 


The model is a little on the expensive side.


Further additions to the Volvo scale model programme are always welcome and this model looks good.  It is unfortunate that the model engineering is just not to the same standard as it could have been a very good model.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2013.

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On the move.
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Tyres are good.
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Chassis detail.  The shallow steering angle is just about as far as it will go.
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Wiper and cab detail.
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Good height, but the bucket cannot tip.
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Loading an East Tipper.
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It makes a good vehicle load.