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Volvo L250G Wheel Loader

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  300030
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2013

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Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)9
Quality   (max 25)19
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)67%


Volvo L250G 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 loader arm.
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Some hydraulic hoses on the loader arm.
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Detail around the cab is good.
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Cover fully tilts to reveal a detailed engine.
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The Volvo L250G is a wheel loader with an operating weight of around 35 tonnes.  In this model configuration it is fitted with a rock 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. 

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 has discrete connections which are painted and unobtrusive.  Hydraulic hoses run to the bucket tipping cylinder. 

The rock bucket is a good metal casting with nice teeth and grille.


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 is just about adequate but not as much as the real loader.

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

The loader mechanism only raises to a low height and the tilting mechanism is a little shallow.


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 not so good.  It shares many components with the L220G model but this one is slightly better.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2013.

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Travelling with the bucket raised.
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Tyres are good.
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Chassis detail.  The steering angle is as far as it will go.
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Detailed bucket.
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Bucket at the maximum height.
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It makes for a good load.
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Big iron.