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Hamm HC 119i Smooth Drum Soil Compactor

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  10421
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2023

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 12
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 74%


Hamm HC 119 and HC 119i Smooth Drum Soil Compactors video.
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Hamm branded box.
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Moderate steering angle.
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Simple underneath.
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Bolt head detailing.
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No hoses at the pivot point.
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On the road.

The Hamm HC 119i is a vibratory compactor with an operating weight of 11.2 tonnes.  It is in accordance with the EPA Tier 4 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 consists of a simple baseplate, and twin steering hydraulic rams are modelled.  The metal rear wheels have highlighted bolt heads which look really good, and the large soft rubber tyres have a good tread pattern. 

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.

Plain steps lead up to the open cab area and there are metal hand rails which look slightly thick.  Mirror assemblies are plastic.  The cab details are good, including controls and seat. 

At the front the support frame has highlighted bolt positions and there are sharp graphics all around.  .The smooth drum is metal, with plain sides.  Scrapers are present on the front and rear edges of the drum.


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

The pivoted steering is stiff and achieves an angle of around 30.  There is no oscillation at the pivot point.


This a high quality model which is mainly 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 119 version as model #1042.
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Smooth metal drum.
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Profile view.
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Rear tyres are quite soft.
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Open cab.
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Nice truck loads.