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Klemm KR 806-3GS Drilling Rig

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  1004
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2020

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 9
Overall   (max 100) 82%


Klemm KR 806-3GS Drilling Rig Video.  [Youku video]
Klemm branded box.
Transport mode.
Drilling vertically.
High detail.
High pressure washing hose is modelled.
Complex hydraulic arrangement.
Flexible power rack.

The Klemm KR 806-3GS is a drilling rig typically used for installing ground anchors in foundation engineering. 

It has an operating weight of around 20 tonnes.

The model features a double headed drilling unit which can be used for cased bore holes.


The model comes in a Klemm branded box.  Inside the model is wrapped in soft paper and contained within expanded polystyrene trays. 

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

A leaflet describes the real machine in German and English, and it also makes reference to the model.  A screwdriver is included and a bag containing spare track links.


The base of the machine has no particular detail. The tracks are metal and are made up of  delicate links with bolt head detailing.  The track frames have good detail and include graphics and paint highlighting. 

The control console is highly detailed and has tiny control levers.  Detailing on the body includes sharp graphics and these are used for the grilles and small warning signs.  There is a red box at the back and a metal exhaust pipe on top.

A very nice detail is the high pressure hose which has been modelled as a hose reel and a wand.

The drilling mast is controlled by complex hydraulics and some hoses are modelled.  The mast is metal and has sharp graphics and there is delicate detailing of the rams which control the drilling motor and casing clamp.  The hydraulics detailing is excellent with hoses running to the flexible power band and hoses running to the drilling motors.

The drilling rod has a highlighted tip.


The tracks can be moved by hand but they are very stiff.  They are mounted on pivoting frames which can allow for uneven ground surfaces.

The control console has double hinges and folds out, and also has up and down movement.

The hydraulic rams which control the drilling mast are complex and they work very well to enable the drill mast to be placed at any angle.

The drill motor slides on the mast, and the mast slides on its support.  Both connections can be tightened in place using the included screwdriver.   A casing clamp can also be moved along the mast.


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

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


The price reflects the intricate model engineering.


This is an excellent model of a complex machine, and it is nice to have another model from the foundation engineering sector.


The model was announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in January 2020 and the model became available two months later.

Profile view.
Parts and brochure.
Control console swung out.
Detail on the track frame.
Drilling at right angles.
Nice load for a truck.
On the road.