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Terex TL260 Wheeled Loader

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  700
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2009


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)22
Features   (max 20)12
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)72%

Footnotes


The Terex TL260 complete with chunky wheels.
Terex picture box.
Tinted glass for the operator's cab.
Rear view.
Travelling between job sites on a Nooteboom Pendel X Low Loader.
The TL260 Wheeled Loader is a machine in the 15t class and has a bucket capacity in the 2.5 - 4.5m range.  It has a top speed of 40km/h (25mph).

Packaging

The packaging for this model consists of a typical style Terex box with the model held within a pair of expanded polystyrene trays.  There is nothing to assemble as the model is complete out of the box.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

Detail

Starting with the tyres, these are especially good.  They have a strong tread pattern but also have 'Michelin' moulded into the side wall.  The wheel hubs are good too, with nice wheel nut details. 

Underneath the model has drive shafts and the differentials on the axles are modelled.  Access to the cab is provided through some good treaded steps, and the detail around the cab includes some very thin grab rails, silvered mirrors and front and rear windscreen wipers.  The roof has a clear panel complete with debris guard.  The windows are tinted but in a classy way so they look fine, particularly as the seals to the frames are modelled.  Inside, the controls and seat are clearly visible.

Behind the cab the casting of the body is very good with more grab rails and handles for opening panels cast in.  The lights are painted.

The bucket mechanism is modelled very well with some fine quality rivet work meaning they are unobtrusive which is pleasing to the eye.  Hydraulic cylinder jackets are plastic, and there is no hosing detailed. 

The bucket is cast well and includes good teeth and structure.

Features

The articulated steering has a very good range of movement which possibly exceeds the 40 from centre of the real machine.

Raising the bucket is smooth, with the mechanism stiff enough to hold any pose.  Tilting the bucket is good also and a good discharge angle is possible.

Quality

The model has a very good quality feel and the paint finish is very nice with the graphics being crisp although there was one minor blemish on the review model.

Price

The model is very good value for the overall quality offered.

Overall

This NZG offering is a very pleasant model which goes well when posed with other models and is easy to recommend to collectors.

Footnotes

The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2008.

 
Heavily treaded tyres and sharp looking bucket.
The shovel tips to a very good angle for discharge.
It fits well on a low loader.
Loading an East Dump Trailer.