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Volvo L350F Wheel Loader

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  300061
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2015

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)14
Quality   (max 25)22
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)78%


Volvo L350F Wheel Loader - Video  [YouKu Video]
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Volvo-style windowed box.
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Bucket height is good.
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Steering angle is limited and there are no drive shafts.
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Small graphics and hoses at the pivot point.
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Discrete connections on the loader arms.
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Very nice details on the bucket.
Profile view.
Big machine.
On the way to site.
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The Volvo L350F is a wheel loader with an operating weight of between 50 to 56 tonnes, depending on configuration.  In this model configuration it is fitted with a spade nose rock bucket.


The packaging is in the Volvo corporate branding with a window allowing the model to be seen.  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.


Underneath, the transmission is modelled fairly simply in metal, with no drive shafts visible.  The rubber tyres are good and the wheel detailing is also good although only on the outer faces with the internal faces being hollow.

At the rear the the counterweight has painted lights and tiny warning graphics and the Volvo badge is very sharp. The side grilles are excellent with perforations and very fine grade mesh behind.  Underneath the covers there is a detailed plastic engine with different coloured components.

Textured walkways lead to the cab and the handrails are metal, as are the mirrors and grab rails. The interior detail of the cab is good and a particularly nice touch are the switches moulded into the inside right pillar.

Under the cab a front axle drive shaft crosses the pivot point together with hydraulic hoses, and graphics add detail.

At the front the loader arms have discrete connections and there are large hoses running to the tilt cylinder. 

The metal spade nose rock bucket is very good with well-defined teeth and wear plates and a see-through grille at the top.


The wheels roll easily.   The rear axle has a moderate amount of oscillation but there is also some on the front axle where a fixed axle would have been better. 

Steering across the pivot point is fairly shallow with no stiffness because it appears the pistons are not engaged into jackets.

The loader mechanism raises to a very good height although the pistons may disengage the jackets at the maximum. The rams are not stiff so will bleed down over time.  There is no bucket movement possible in the lowered position, but conversely at the top the tipping angle is very good.

The engine covers on both sides open but do not easily pose in the open position. 


The model has a high metal content and it feels well made.

The paintwork and graphics are very good. 


The model is on the pricey side compared to other wheel loaders.


This is a good looking model from Motorart with the main plus point being a very good level of detail.  Some aspects of the functionality do not perform quite so well although many interesting poses can be achieved.


The model became available from January 2015 onwards.

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Imposing loader.
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Inside faces of the wheel hubs is hollow.
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Very nice detailing at the rear.
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Detailed cab.
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Opening cover.
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Carrying rocks.
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Very good grille on the bucket.
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Good looking load.