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New Holland W170B Wheel Loader

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  819
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2010

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Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)73%


The New Holland W170B Wheel Loader.
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New Holland box.
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Underside view.
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Floating rear axle.
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Loading a MAN Tipper.
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Loaded on a Nooteboom Low Loader.
New Holland was founded in 1895 in New Holland, Pennsylvania and so has a long history in construction and agricultural equipment. 

The New Holland W170B is a 15 tonne machine with a bucket in the range of 2.4-2.8m.


It comes in a New Holland style box and is packed well within polystyrene trays, and the review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information about the real machine on the box, and nothing about the model.  The only parts to be fitted are the rear lights although it is not clear why these were not just fitted in the factory.


Underneath, the detailing is good with the main transmission elements modelled.  The tyres are very nice parts, with a realistic looking tread pattern and both Michelin and the tyre type is marked on the sidewalls.  The hubs are also high quality with individual wheel nuts visible.

The cab is metal with most of the grab handles nicely formed in metal.  Wipers and mirrors are plastic and finely detailed.  Inside, the controls and pedals are visible and the seat pattern is clearly rendered.  Underneath the cab the access steps are metal, there are some very small graphics, and the hydraulic hosing across the steering pivot is visible.

The rear of the body is cast well with fine detailing on the wheel arches and rear end, and the paintwork and graphics are particularly sharp. 

The loader arm looks good because friction rivets have been used and so they are hardly visible.  The bucket casting is of a good standard with sharp teeth and nicely formed anti wear plates.


The steering mechanism achieves a very good angle, and the rear axle has a realistic degree of oscillation.

The loader arm raises to a good height although not quite as steep as the real machine, and the bucket tipping is very good.  Both pistons are stiff enough to hold any pose.


This is another high quality model from NZG with little plastic and very good paintwork and graphics.  The detailed tyres also add something to the model.


Compared to the price of New Holland models made by other makers it is pricey, but there is no doubt that the model has quality.


This is a pleasing model to look at because the finish and small graphics make it appear very authentic.  It is a good utility model to pose with others to make interesting displays.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2010.

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The model inside the box.
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Rear view, showing the positioning of the rear lights which have to be fitted to the model.
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Tiny graphics on the body.
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Lifting height is good.
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Travelling on a Goldhofer Trailer.