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HBM NOBAS BG 190 TA-3 Grader - Hinnenkamp

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  638/06
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  October 2012


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Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)76%

Footnotes


HBM NOBAS BG 190 TA-3 Grader - Hinnenkamp video.
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HBM-NOBAS branded box.
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Grading with the front axle offset.
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Detail underneath.
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Hydraulic lines are very narrow gauge.
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Ripper down.
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A good load for a truck.
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Loaded on a Nooteboom OSDS trailer.
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HBM NOBAS is a German company which is part of the Papenburg Group.  The history of the NOBAS part of the company goes back to 1841.

The BG 19 TA-3 is a 19 tonne motor grader.  This model is in the colours of Hinnenkamp, a German company specialising in grading work.

Packaging

The box has a photo of the real machine but there is no other information provided.  There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information provided about the model and no assembly is required to display it.

Detail

The tyres have a good tread pattern and they are mounted on very good metal hubs which are different for the front and rear axles, and they have metal wheel arches.  The wheel nuts are also detailed.

There are metal ladders which lead to the cab, which has front and rear windscreen wipers, and plastic grab rails and mirrors.  The glass of the cab is slightly tinted.  The seat and steering wheel is provided, with the wheel having a knob for one handed steering. 

Behind the cab, the simple lines of the real machine are replicated well and there are metal lighting stalks and an exhaust pipe.  At the rear a six tine ripper assembly is of heavy construction and features nicely delineated teeth.

The front frame structure is a simple casting, and hydraulic lines to the moldboard, front axle and front blade provide detail.  The circle and A-frame drawbar are neat, and the hydraulic assembly for control of the moldboard is very good, with particularly good detail on the hydraulic cylinders, although they lack caps on top. 

At the front, there is a metal light bar with painted lights, and the front blade has a wear plate on the lower edge.

Features

The front axle has a good range of steering although not quite as much as the 45 of the real machine.  It also has an oscillating range up and down, although the model cannot lean the front tyres.

The steering is also aided by articulation of the front frame and this approaches the 30 possible on the full size grader.  The rear axles also oscillate and the range of movement is surprisingly good.

At the rear, the ripper assembly can be raised and lowered, and the same is true of the blade at the front. 

Movement of the grading blade is very good.  It can be raised and lowered, and rotated on the circle.  It also has a range of tilt movement (both side to side and forward and back), and the blade has significant side-shift available.

Quality

The quality of this model is very good, with very little plastic used.

The paintwork and graphics are to a high standard with the Hinnenkamp name rendered sharply.

Price

This model is reasonable value for the quality and functionality offered.

Overall

NZG have executed this grader model very well, with all the main functions of the real machine replicated as working features.  The detail level is also good.  It is highly recommended.

Footnotes

The model first appeared in HBM NOBAS colours in 2007.  A version was also produced in Terex colours.  This version in the colours of Hinnenkamp was a Summer release in 2012 and was made in a limited run of 300 models.

 
Profile view.
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Front blade lifted.
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Impressive model.
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At work.
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Nice tyres.
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Lights and wipers on the cab.
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Off to a new site.