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Volvo EC200D Crawler Excavator

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  300083
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2020


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 18
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 82%

Footnotes


Volvo EC200D Crawler Excavator  Video  [Youku Video]
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Volvo style windowed box.
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Convincing appearance.
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Nice tracks and frames.
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Nice hydraulics .
 
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High detail on top.
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Small pin connections are painted.
Profile view.
Digging at depth.
At work.



The Volvo EC200D is an excavator with an operating weight in the 20 tonne class.  It is aimed at markets requiring less sophisticated machines such as Africa and Asia.

Packaging

The packaging is a Volvo-branded outer box enclosing clear plastic formers 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.

Detail

The underneath has a metal undercarriage, and there is some outline detailing of the body.  The  crawler tracks are metal and they are delicately cast.  They are mounted on track frames with step irons.  There are no moving rollers.

Detailing of the cab is excellent inside with thin controls and  textured floor.  On the outside the grab rail is thin metal.  A beacon light and work lights are modeled well.  The windows have the seals indicated.

The body is very good with etched grilles on the cab side.  The mirrors are metal and there are textured non slip surfaces on top, and the counterweight has sharp graphics.  The handrail up to the body roof is thin metal.

Details on top of the body are really good with textured surfaces and etched grilles.  The engine is very detailed with numerous components visible under the opening covers. 

Plastic hydraulic pipes run up the boom and hoses cross to the stick and they look good with connectors indicated.  The connection rivets are thin and painted so they look discrete.

The bucket is a decent metal part.

Features

The tracks roll very well.

The body rotates smoothly.

The cab door opens fully to 180, and there are four opening engine covers which all work well.

The boom and stick movement is very good, and the rams will hold a pose.  The main cylinder rams have a reasonably full range of movement  being positioned digging at maximum depth.

Quality

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

The graphics and paint are also very good. 

Price

The model is decent value for what is offered.

Overall

This is a surprisingly good model from Motorart and it sets a high standard for viewing the engine from various viewpoints via opening engine covers.  As always, a detachable bucket would have been a nice addition.

Footnotes

This model first appeared at the end of 2019.

 
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Parked up.
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Some detailing underneath.
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Cab detailing is very good, particularly inside.
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Cab door opens fully.
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Opening engine cover.
 
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Twin opening covers.
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Another opening cover with an etched grille.
Digging rocks.