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Liebherr LH 22 M Material Handler

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  1001
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2019


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 81%

Footnotes


Liebherr LH 22 M Material Handler Video.  [Youku video]
Liebherr branded box.
Cab elevated.
Detailed transmission and axles.
 
Detailed cab.
Metal sorting grab.
Disconnecting the grab.
Makes a good load for a truck.
Recycling timbers.


The Liebherr LH 22 M Material Handler is aimed at the recycling industry.

It has an operating weight in the 20 tonne range.

Packaging

The model comes in a Liebherr branded box.  Inside the model is wrapped in soft paper and rests in a polystyrene tray. 

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

It is fully assembled and a spare pin is included.  There is no information about the model or the real machine.

Detail

The underside of the carrier has the transmission detailed in plastic, and the the axles are nicely detailed also.  There are metal outrigger assemblies at each end.

The cab has a metal grab rail and a thin windscreen wiper.  The windows have detailed frames and seals giving it a detailed and realistic appearance which is enhanced by the highlighted handle.  Soft hoses run on the articulated connection to the cab.

The curved counterweight has the Liebherr name embossed at the back, and painted lights and small graphics add to the appearance.  Grilles on the side are formed by graphics and side and rear video cameras are modelled. 

Up on top the engine cover is very detailed and there is an etched grille, with other parts highlighted.  At the boom foot there are many soft rubber hydraulic hoses which give a complex look.

The hydraulics on the boom are complex with many soft hoses.  The connection pins are very small. 

The sorting grab is metal and has etched holes in the jaws.  Soft hoses run to the connector.

Features

The wheels roll well without being fully free spinning. The steering axle achieves a moderate angle, and it also oscillates.

The model rotates smoothly.

The cab elevates to a good height but on the review model there was a slight tendency for it to tilt forward.

The movement of the boom and stick is very good with a pleasant stiffness in the cylinders, although the boom cannot set down fully for transport unless the stick is laid out lengthways.  The model is stable at full reach.

The grab is removable by taking out one pin.  It rotates and it opens and closes very well.

Quality

This is a high quality model with a very good finish. 

The metal content is high and the paint and graphics are excellent.

Price

The model is good value.

Overall

This is nice implementation of a smaller material handler, and it has the typical feel of NZG quality.

Footnotes

The model appeared at the Bauma Exhibition April 2019.

 
Profile view.
Realistic.
Nice curved body shape.
Outriggers are robust.
 
Very nice detailing on top.
On the road.