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Hamm H 13i Padfoot Drum Compactor

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  8681
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2013


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Packaging   (max 10)8
Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)14
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)79%

Footnotes


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 smooth drum version.
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Hamm is part of the Wirtgen Group of companies. 

The Hamm H 13i is a vibratory compactor with an operating weight of around 13 tonnes and this version is fitted with a padfoot drum.

Packaging

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.

Detail

Underneath, the detail is simple with the steering hydraulic rams visible.  The metal rear wheels have nice rubber tyres with a heavy tread pattern for earthworks applications.

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 is heavy with a detailed padfoot pattern.  The frame is well detailed and looks good.

Features

The rubber tyres roll nicely and the padfoot 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.

Quality

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

The paintwork and graphics are very good.

Price

It is good value for the quality offered.

Overall

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

Footnotes

The model first appeared for the BAUMA 2013 exhibition. 
 
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Padfoot drum.
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Profile view.
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Heavy treaded tyres for earthworks surfaces mounted on metal wheels.
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Excellent cab.
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Loaded for transport.  Note the different tyre types between the versions.