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Wirtgen WR 250 Cold Recycler and Soil Stabiliser - Schnorpfeil

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  8711/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2015

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Overall   (max 100)79%


Wirtgen WR 2000 XL / WR 250 Cold Recycler and Soil Stabiliser Video  [Youku Video]
Wirtgen box marked as a WR 240.
Profile view.
Nice walkways with metal handrails.
Cab interior is very good. Cab slid out for work.
Busy detailing.
Opening engine cover.
On a low loader.
Comment on this model.

The Wirtgen WR 250 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.

This model is in the colours of Schnorpfeil, a German company.


The model comes in a Wirtgen box and is enclosed between polystyrene trays.  The box is branded WR 240 indicating that this model is essentially a WR 240 rebadged with graphics.

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

It does not come with the DVD usually included with the WR 240 model in Wirtgen factory colours.


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 and rear edges.  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, and poses in an open position.


It has a high metal content with some use of plastic.

The paint and graphics are very good.


It is moderate value.


This model is derived from the WR 240 model #871 and is essentially re-labelled using graphics.  Its is a high quality model and it looks nice in Schnorpfeil colours.


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

Good wheels and steering.
Milling drum is very good.
Fine details at the rear.
Drum raised for travelling.
Looks good in Schnorpfeil colours.
Sitting pretty.