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Wirtgen WR 240 Cold Recycler and Soil Stabiliser

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  871
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2013

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Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)80%


Wirtgen WR 240 Cold Recycler and Soil Stabiliser Video
Wirtgen branded box.
Profile view.
Impressive milling drum.
It is quite a large machine.
Cab slides sideways to give the operator a better view.
Milling assembly connections are well engineered.
All wheel steering.
Comment on this model.

The Wirtgen WR 240 Cold Recycler and Soil Stabiliser weighs around 30 tonnes.  It has a mixing chamber where materials can be combined and used to prepare and repair road surfaces amongst other uses.


The model comes in a Wirtgen box and is enclosed between polystyrene trays.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

The model comes complete with no assembly required and there are no instructions.  Models supplied direct from Wirtgen also come with a mini DVD and it is very good.  It includes graphics, brochures, job site reports, video of the real machine and also computer simulations.  It is a pity it is not supplied with collector versions of the model. 


The wheels are metal with heavy chunky tyres having a deep tread.  Hoses run to the rear wheels.  Underneath the model the milling drum is large with finely crafted metal picks which are tipped with red paint.

The large cab has thin grab rails and mirror supports, painted lights and wipers on the windows.  Inside, the cab detail is very good.  Outside the cab the access platforms are anti-slip and there are more high quality handrails.

The engine bay has some really nice mesh grilles on the top and under the cover the engine is detailed in plastic parts.  A filler cap is included on the side.  The milling drum cover is metal and is a casting with good detailing and very sharp Wirtgen graphics.

At the rear there is a beacon light and hydraulic hoses run to the wheel supports.


Both axles have linked steering and a reasonable angle can be achieved.

The milling drum rotates and there is an adjustable flap on the front edge.  The whole milling assembly can also be raised and lowered.

The cab can slide sideways and the seat and controls can be rotated.

The engine cover opens.


Very little plastic is used and the model has a high quality feel.

The paint and graphics are very good.


It is reasonable value.


NZG has produced another very good model of an impressive and unusual Wirtgen machine and it is highly recommended.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2013.

The mini DVD.
Rear steering.
Hydraulic hoses at the rear.
Opening engine cover.
Metal handrails are thin and high quality.
Milling drum lowered.
Loaded on a Nooteboom trailer.
It makes a good load.