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Liebherr A 924 Hydraulic Excavator - Kirchhoff

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  780/09
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2013

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Liebherr A 924 Hydraulic Excavator - Kirchhoff video.
Liebherr-style box.
Liebherr and the model number is embossed in the counterweight.
Thin metal handrails.
Detailed cab.
Very good hydraulics detailing.
Lifting with chains.
Loaded on a Nooteboom trailer.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr A 924 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 F Kirchhoff, a German road building company which is part of Strabag.


The model comes in standard Liebherr-styled box, and the model is securely contained within expanded polystyrene trays.  It is protected in the box with soft paper.

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

No information is provided about the real machine, but a small bag of spare parts for the model is included


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 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 Kirchhoff livery is bright and interesting and small graphics add to the authentic look.

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 reasonable value for a limited edition.


This is a good quality excavator model which looks nice in the limited edition colours of Kirchhoff.  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 Kirchoff colours appeared as a Winter 2012 release in a limited edition of 300 models.

Profile view.
Stabilisers and blade down.
Transmission is detailed underneath.
Hoses on the boom top.
Detachable bucket.
At work.
Good looking load.