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Haulotte H15 SX Scissor Lift

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  720
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2008

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)6
Detail   (max 30)17
Features   (max 20)12
Quality   (max 25)17
Price   (max 15)8
Overall   (max 100)60%


The Haulotte H15SX ready for use.
The small windowed box.
Steering on the front axle.
Ready to lift.
Treaded platform provides a secure footing for the Cranes Etc team.
It gives you that extra height you always wanted.
Haulotte is a French company which was formed in 1924, and since the mid 1980s has been focussed on the aerial platform market.  It is the largest company in the sector in Europe, and one of the largest access platform suppliers in the world.

The Haulotte H15 SX is a diesel driven scissor lift which has a platform that can be raised to a height of 13m, which allows a working height of 15m.


The model comes in a small box with a window, and is secured by a tie to an expanded polystyrene former.  There is no information about the real machine on the box, and no instructions for the model.  The review model had no defects and there were no missing parts.


Initial impressions are that this is a small but heavy model.

There is no detail underneath to speak of.  The small tyres are rubber with a tread pattern, and are mounted on small metal hubs.  The outrigger beams have nice metal pads.  Each side of the model has some simple casting representing the engine blocks.

The scissors are well made and a hydraulic lift cylinder is modelled inside them.

The basket is all metal and all the more pleasing as a result.  The floor has a nice textured pattern although the handrails are a little thick having regard for the scale of the model.


One of the axles has a steering mechanism which can be turned to achieve a good lock.

The outrigger pads can be screwed down to provide stability.

Raising the platform using the scissor lift works well and it rises in a true manner without veering to one side.  The mechanism is also stiff enough to hold the basket at any height without drooping.

The basket has extending platforms which can be slid out to increase the overall length.


This model is well made and is almost all metal.  The paintwork and graphics are fine although perhaps the model lacks some detail by modern standards. 


The model represents average value at the typical selling price.


This is an interesting model in 1:50 scale as many such models tend to be made in larger scales.  It can be combined with other models to make some interesting displays.  Although pleasing, overall it would benefit from some more detail.


The model was introduced in the 2008 NZG Catalogue.  It appears to be a very minor reworking of the earlier NZG model 463.

In transport position.
Outrigger pads screwed down.
The basket raised and extended.
It makes a good truck load.
Driving it down the ramp of the Nelson Ramp Trailer.