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Hamm H 13i Smooth Drum Compactor

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  868
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2013

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Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)14
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)79%


Hamm H 13i Compactor video.
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Hamm branded box.
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Open slated grille at the rear.
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Simple underneath.
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Very detailed engine.
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Ready to work.
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With its brother, the padfoot roller version.
Comment on this model.

Hamm is part of the Wirtgen Group of companies.  The Hamm H 13i is a smooth drum vibratory compactor with an operating weight of around 13 tonnes.


It comes in a Hamm branded box in which the model is held within two expanded polystyrene trays, and wrapped in soft paper.

There is some information about the real compactor printed on the box.

The model is complete out of the box with no assembly to do.


Underneath, the detail is simple with the steering hydraulic rams visible.  The metal rear wheels have nice rubber treaded tyres.

The body casting has see-through grilles at the rear together with an exhaust pipe.  The rear light detailing is good too, and the engine under the hood is very detailed with various coloured components.

The cab is excellent as it has a console with tiny legible graphics and unusually the ceiling is modelled too.  A fire extinguisher adds to the authentic look.  Silvered steps lead to the cab and there is a fuel filler pipe and wheel chocks.

Hydraulic lines run to the drum which also has scrapers on both sides.  The drum has a smooth metal finish, and the frame is well detailed and looks good.


The rubber tyres roll nicely and the drum turns smoothly.

The pivoted steering works well achieving an angle approaching 40.

The engine hood opens to a wide angle although on the review model the hinge was not stiff enough to maintain an open pose.


It is well up to NZG's usual quality standards with a sparing use of plastic. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


It is good value for the quality offered.


NZG has enhanced this Hamm model compared to the previous versions of similar rollers.  It is highly recommended.


The model first appeared for the BAUMA 2013 exhibition. 
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Front scraper on the roller.
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Profile view.
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Good tyres on the metal wheels.
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Excellent cab has the ceiling modelled inside.
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Loaded for transport.  Note the different tyre types between the versions.