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Liebherr A924 Hydraulic Excavator - Kibag

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  780/06
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2012

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Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)13
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)76%


The Liebherr A924 Hydraulic Excavator.
Liebherr-style box.
Liebherr and the model number is embossed in the counterweight.
Underneath view showing the plastic transmission.
Travelling on the wheels.
Hydraulic hoses add to the realistic appearance.
Remove a pin and the bucket can be detached.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr A924 is a wheeled excavator often used on roadworks and drainage activities.  In the configuration depicted by this model (with a stabiliser blade and two outriggers) it has an operating weight of 24.5 tonnes .  A variety of buckets and attachments can be fitted to the real machine.

This version of the model is in the colours of Kibag, a Swiss construction company.


The model comes in standard Liebherr-styled box, and the model is securely contained within expanded polystyrene trays.  It is protected well in the box, with no defects or missing parts on the review model.

No information is provided about the real machine however.


Underneath, the model has some detailing of the transmission to both axles, although, it is in plastic.  Each wheel has nice rubber double tyres, and these have a good authentic look.  The rest of the undercarriage is metal, and a pair of wheel chocks add to the detail.

The cab is nicely formed, with an external mirror and this version of the model has a windscreen wiper.  The grab rails are in metal, and are very thin and high quality.  Inside the cab, the controls are replicated well.  The windows have a slight tint which looks fine. 

The rest of the body is cast well with the Liebherr name and model number cast in relief at the rear, and there are some more very thin grab rails.

The boom and stick have very good hydraulic hoses detailed, and where the pipes are part of the metal casting they are painted silver or black which looks convincing and is a very nice detail.  The colour match of the plastic hydraulic cylinders is good. 

The bucket is a simple and effective casting.


The steering axle can be set to a reasonable angle, although perhaps not as much as the real machine can achieve.

The stabiliser blade can be raised and lowered, and the outrigger pads can also be lowered and are stiff enough to hold the adjacent axle off the ground.

All of the usual excavator functions can be replicated with the body rotating, and the two-piece boom is able to exhibit a full range of movement. 

The bucket has a significant ability to tilt, and by removing a pin, it can be easily detached. 


The model is up to the usual standards of NZG, and the casting and detailing is of a high quality.  Both paintwork and graphics are also very good.


The model is good value for what is offered.


This is a good quality excavator model which looks nice in the limited edition colours of Kibag.  It is highly recommended.


The model first appeared in Liebherr colours in mid 2009 after being shown as a prototype at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February 2009.  This version in Kibag colours appeared in December 2012.

Profile view.
Stabilisers down.
Nice panel and door handles.
Cab is detailed inside.
Roof detailing.
Reaching out.
Loading a Kibag branded tipper.