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Volvo L60G Wheel Loader - US / Canada

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  300056
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2014

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Features   (max 20) 8
Quality   (max 25) 16
Price   (max 15) 9
Overall   (max 100) 60%


Volvo L60G Wheel Loader - US / Canada Video  [Youku Video]
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Volvo style windowed box.
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Some small graphics add detail.
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Bucket says Limited Edition.
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Cab detailing s also plastic.
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No hoses at the pivot point.
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Loader arms are plastic and rivets are large.
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The Volvo L60G is a wheel loader with an operating weight of around 12 tonnes, depending on configuration.  In this model configuration it is fitted with a rehandling bucket.

It is in limited edition colours with one side reflecting the US flag, and the other reflecting Canada's flag.


The packaging is in the usual style with a window allowing the model to be seen.  However it is specially marked to indicate the limited edition nature of the model.  The model is contained between a pair of clear plastic formers. 

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

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


The model is fairly light in weight reflecting the significant plastic content. 

Underneath the transmission is modelled well in plastic.  The tyres are a little bit too shiny for some tastes.  The wheels also appear plastic but they are detailed.

The engine cover is metal with a decent plastic exhaust, and painted lights at the rear.  Underneath there is a reasonable plastic engine.  The rear counterweight is also plastic.

Outside the cab all the detailing is in plastic, and some of it is soft to the touch.  The steps are also plastic, as are the rear wheel arches.  The interior detail of the cab is good. 

Under the cab a front axle drive shaft crosses the pivot point but there are no hydraulic hoses crossing.

At the front the loader arms are plastic and the hydraulic rams are fully plastic so they are not realistic.  Large silver rivets are quite obvious. 

The rehandling bucket is a reasonable metal casting, although it looks odd in some poses as it has 'Limited Edition' printed on it.

The colour scheme is striking however, with both sides presenting an interesting appearance.


The wheels roll easily and the rear axle has a very large amount of oscillation. 

Steering across the pivot point is fairly good.

The engine cover tilts fully and poses tilted. 

The loader mechanism raises to a reasonable height but the bucket movement is a little restricted.  The all-plastic rams are loose at some positions.


The model has a relatively high plastic content and this lowers the feeling of quality.

The paintwork and graphics are very good however. 


The model is a little on the expensive side given the plastic content.


The big plus point of this model is the limited edition colour scheme which looks very good.  However the high plastic content detracts from the overall functionality and quality.


The model first appeared at ConExpo 2014 and was more generally available from August onwards.

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The US side.
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The Canadian side.
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Chassis detail.  Much of it is plastic.
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Opening hood.
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Carrying Canadian sand.
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Carrying US sand.
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On a lowboy.