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Volvo EC220E Crawler Excavator

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  300066
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2015

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Detail   (max 30)22
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)19
Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)73%


Volvo EC220E Crawler Excavator and Volvo FMX Tipper Video  [Youku Video]
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Volvo style windowed box.
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Metal tracks are delicate.
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Thin metal handrails are good.
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Opening cover shows simple engine.
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Hoses on the boom but they do not go to the rams.
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Small pin connections, but the backwards bucket movement is very limited.
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The Volvo EC220E is an excavator with an operating weight in the 22 tonne class.


The packaging is a Volvo-branded outer box enclosing clear plastic trays and there is a window allowing the model to be seen.

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

There is no information about the real machine other than a photo of it on the back of the box, and there is no information for the model.


The underneath has metal base plates on both the undercarriage and the model, and they have some detailing within the casting.  The narrow triple grouser crawler tracks are metal and they are delicately cast.  They are mounted on reasonable track frames with no moving rollers.

Detailing of the cab is good with thin controls modelled inside.  On the outside handrails and grab rails are thin metal.  The beacon light is painted, which is not so realistic.

The casting of the body is good with mirrors and textured non slip surfaces on top, and a rear video camera adds to the look.  The Volvo name on the counterweight is embossed and looks good.  The few graphics are sharp, and the handrails are very thin gauge metal.

Under the engine cover is a simple engine. 

Plastic hydraulic hoses run up the boom and across to the stick and they look good.  The hydraulic rams have silver metal pistons although the hoses do not run to the cylinder jackets.  The connection rivets are thin and discrete.

The bucket is a reasonable metal part.


The tracks roll but the pinning connection seems a little fragile so rough use is best avoided.

The body rotates smoothly.

An opening engine cover reveals the engine.

The boom and stick movement is moderate, with the bucket movement more restricted, and the rams will hold most poses.  The main cylinder rams have a restricted range of movement preventing the boom being positioned digging at maximum depth.


The quality is generally very good, with a high metal content.

The graphics and paint are good. 


The model is a little pricey for a smaller excavator.


The EC220E is a very marked improvement on the previous EC220D model, and so it is much better than the earlier model.


This model was a 2015 release.

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Parked up.
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Some detailing underneath.
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Cab detailing is reasonable.
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Hydraulic pump details.
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Reasonable height.
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Looks good in general.
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Nice mini diorama.