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Volvo L150H Wheel Loader

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  300051
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2014

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Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)77%


Volvo L150H / L180H Wheel Loader Video  [Youku Video]
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Volvo box.
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Rear end detailing is very good.
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Front end is modelled well.
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Handrails are metal and very thin.
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Loader arm is modelled well.
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Cover fully tilts to reveal a detailed engine.
Profile view.
Good transport load.
Comment on this model.

The Volvo L150H is a wheel loader with an operating weight of around 26 tonnes.  In this model configuration it is fitted with a rehandling bucket.


It comes in a Volvo branded box with a window allowing the model to be seen, and a nice photo on the rear.  The model is contained between a pair of clear plastic formers and surprisingly it is tied to one of the formers with a twist tie. 

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

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


The transmission is modelled well with realistic differentials although the drive shaft to the front axle does not cross the pivot point.  The tyre tread pattern is good and the wheels are smooth without wheel nut detailing.

The engine cover looks good with fine mesh texturing and a good exhaust, and there are nice lights, non-functional towing hitch and a warning graphic at the rear.  Underneath the hood is a detailed plastic engine with coloured components. 

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

The steering pivot point is simple with no 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, and the lights have plastic lenses. 

The rehandling bucket is a decent metal casting.


The wheels roll easily and the rear axle has a significant amount of oscillation, with the front axle fixed. 

Steering across the pivot point is fairly loose but a realistic angle can be achieved.

The engine cover tilts back fully and poses tilted. 

The cab tilts to the side to give maintenance access underneath and this has been implemented well.

The loader mechanism raises to a realistic height and the tilting angle is good.


The model is well made with a high metal content.

The paintwork and graphics are very good. 


The model is a little on the expensive side.


Motorart has produced a very nice wheel loader with some unusual and interesting functionality.  It is highly recommended.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2014 and became .available in March 2014.

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Travelling with the bucket raised.
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Tyres have a good tread.
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Chassis detail is reasonable.
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Simple details at the pivot point.
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Tilting cab .
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Shifting sand and gravel.
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Loads a tipper truck easily.
Looks big on a truck.