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Liebherr R 313 Hydraulic Excavator - Eurovia

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  678/03
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2012

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Overall   (max 100)74%


The Liebherr R 313 Hydraulic Excavator - Eurovia Video.
Vinci branded box.
Detail underneath is simple.
Liebherr name on the counterweight.
Reach is good.
Lifting a 'pipe'.
Bucket can be easily unhitched.
Graphics on the boom and stick.
Loading a MAN TGS Tipper.
The Liebherr R 313 is a tracked hydraulic excavator and is Liebherr's smallest such machine.  It has an operating weight in the range 14.6 - 17.2 tonnes and a bucket size of 0,17 - 0.80m³.

This version of the model is in the colours of Eurovia, a company within the VINCI Group.


The model comes in Eurovia branded box which surprisingly does not state the make or designation of the real machine.  Inside the model is contained between a pair of polystyrene trays. 

It is fully assembled so no instructions are supplied, and NZG have usefully supplied a bag of small parts including track links. mirrors and pins.


The metal tracks look good and they are mounted on single piece track frames that have no moving rollers. 

A simple dozing blade is on the front and it is connected to hydraulic cylinders.  The cylinder jackets throughout the model are plastic and there is a slight colour difference to the metal parts.

The cab has fine interior detailing including control levers, and there are tinted windows and realistic looking window seals.  Metal handrails, wipers and mirrors complete the detail.

The rest of the body is cast well with the Liebherr name in relief at the rear.  The Eurovia livery is applied well with many small graphics that add realism. 

Detailing on the boom and stick is also good with hydraulic lines to the cylinders and unobtrusive friction rivets have been used.  A quick coupler has been modelled at the end of the stick.

The small bucket is cast well.


The tracks were too stiff to roll freely possibly caused in part by the paint used.  They are removable from the track frames by pressing in the idler.

The blade at the front can be raised and lowered.

The body rotates, although again rotation was a little stiff on the review model.  The range of boom and stick movement is very good.

The bucket can be unpinned from the end of the stick.


This is a good quality model with little plastic used, and the detailing and livery are to a high standard.


It is a limited edition model so the price is relatively high.


This is a good model with some nice detailing and a smart looking colour scheme.  It poses well with good functionality even if some of the review model's features were a little too stiff.  It is a very easy model to recommend.


The model first appeared in Liebherr colours in 2007 and has been made in various liveries.  This version first appeared in late 2011 and was made in a limited run of 250 models.

Profile view.
A fairly small machine.
Plenty of hydraulic lines at the boom foot.
Small graphics.
'So what's your opinion about the likelihood of finding the Higgs Boson?'
Pretending to be from the lift side.
Blade raised.
Mirrors and handrails are good.
Who can dig fastest?