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Liebherr LH 22 M Material Handler

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  10011
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2022

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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%


Liebherr LH 22 M Material Handler Video.
Liebherr branded box.
Convincing appearance.
Detailed transmission and axles.
Detailed cab.
Used for handling a few logs.
Disconnected grab.
On the road.
Elevated cab.

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

It has an operating weight in the 20 tonne range.

This model is an updated version of model #1001.  It has modified decoration.


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.


The underside of the carrier has the transmission detailed in plastic, and 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.


The wheels roll well without being fully free spinning. The steering axle achieves a very good 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.


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

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


The model is good value.


This is an updated version of the previous model with changed graphics. It is a nice implementation of a smaller material handler, and it has the typical feel of NZG quality.


The model appeared in NZG's Newsletter in January 2022.

Profile view.
Nice curved body shape.
Outriggers are robust.
Very nice detailing on the boom.
Being loaded on a transporter.