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Hamm HC 200 Smooth Drum Soil Compactor

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  1041
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2023

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 13
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 77%


Hamm HC 200 and HC 200i C Smooth Drum Soil Compactors video.
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Hamm branded box.
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Chunky rear tyres.
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Reasonable steering angle.
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Excellent highlighting.
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Detailed cab.
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Grille indents are painted.
With the HC 200i C on the right.

The Hamm HC 200 is a vibratory compactor with an operating weight of 19.2 tonnes.  It is in accordance with the EPA Tier 3 emissions standard.

Hamm is part of the Wirtgen Group of companies. 


It comes in a Hamm branded box with the model held within two expanded polystyrene trays, and wrapped in soft paper.

There no information about the real machine.

The model is complete out of the box.


Underneath, the detail includes a drive shaft running to the rear axle, and twin steering hydraulic rams are modelled.  The metal rear wheels have highlighted bolt heads which look really good, and the large rubber tyres have a good tread pattern.  Scrapers are present on the front and rear edges of the drum.

At the rear the body casting has indented painted grille positions which are are not see-through.  The rear lights are nicely painted and there are Wirtgen and Hamm logos at the back.  A realistic looking exhaust pipe has a blackened hole.

Silvered steps lead up to the cab and there is a good looking metal grab rail which is painted orange.  Mirror assemblies are plastic as are the small work lights at the rear.  Fine gauge windscreen wipers are modelled.  Looking inside the cab the details are good, including controls and seat. 

At the front the support frame has indented bolt positions and there are sharp graphics all around.  .The smooth drum is metal, with detailed sides. 


The rubber tyres roll nicely and the drum is smooth in action.

The pivoted steering is stiff and achieves an angle of around 30.  It has some oscillation at the pivot point.


This a high quality model which is nearly all metal. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good finish.


It is reasonable value.


Although lacking the functionality of some other Wirtgen Group models, this is a quality robust replica.  It would pose well as a transport load or in a diorama.


The model first appeared for the BAUMA 2022 exhibition.  It was also made in a HC 200i C version as model #10411.
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Nice metal drum.
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Profile view.
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Rear grilles are solid.
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Hamm and Wirtgen logos.
Good model as a transport load.