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Liebherr SR 714 LGP Welding Tractor

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  855
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2012

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)22
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)76%


Liebherr SR 714 LGP Welding Tractor Video.
Liebherr branded box.
HIAB is detailed.
Detailed track frames.
Tiny Maats web address on the graphic.
Gas bottles in the rack.
Hoses along the boom.
On the way to site.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr SR 714 LGP is a specialist piece of equipment developed by Maats and it provides support for welding activities through provision of a generator and crane.  It weighs around 18 tonnes and the crane is a HIAB 099XLS rated at around 9 tm and it can lift a maximum of 3.7 tonnes.


The model comes in a Liebherr branded box which also has the Maats logo.  Inside the model rests in a polystyrene tray.  There were no missing parts or defects on the review model.

It is fully assembled so no instructions are supplied, and NZG also provides some spare track links.


There is little detail underneath but the track pads are metal with some good detailing and they are mounted on track frames which have some fine casting details and working rollers.

The cab has metal grab rails and windscreen wipers and the air conditioning unit at the back of the cab has grilles formed by graphics.  Inside there is a coloured instrument panel but it is very difficult to see.  The access platforms outside have some textured surfaces.

The generator enclosure is fairly simple but there are some nice panel handles and tiny gauges are visible through the panel window.

The tractor engine enclosure has various elements modelled in plastic and there are more grilles described by graphics.

At the front there are gas bottles in a rack and the HIAB crane has some nice graphics.  The lower boom sections are metal and the telescopic sections are plastic.  Cables/hoses run to the end of the boom where there is a metal hook.


The tracks are fairly stiff but when loosened up they do roll on a rough surface.

The HIAB crane rotates fully and can be opened up and extended.  The cylinders and extending sections have enough stiffness to hold a pose and the hook can move in two directions, in and out and side to side.


It is well made and mostly metal with a good paint finish.  Some of the graphics are very small but still legible.


The model is reasonable value.


This is an unusual and interesting model which is nicely implemented.  Some attachments such as a weld tent would have enhanced it but it has enough going for it to be highly recommended.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2012 and became available in September of 2012.

Profile view.
Ready and waiting.
Generator box has gauges on one side.
Simple underneath.
Textured access platforms.
HIAB unfolding.
Stretched out.
An interesting and unusual load.