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Liebherr A 914 Wheeled Excavator

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  890
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2013

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)25
Features   (max 20)16
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)79%


Liebherr A 914 Wheeled Excavator Video.
Liebherr branded box.
Crisp outline.
Blade at the front.
Plenty of hydraulic hoses.
It can pose 'wheels-free'.
Bucket is reversible.
Loading a tipper.
Looks good at work.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr A 914 is a hydraulic wheeled excavator designed for smaller civil engineering applications.

It has an operating weight in the range 15 - 18 tonnes and it typically uses buckets of size 0.70 - 0.87m³.


The model comes in a typical Liebherr branded box.  Inside the model is wrapped in soft paper and rests in a polystyrene tray. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model.

It is fully assembled, and NZG provides some spare bucket pins in a separate bag.  There is no information about the model or the real machine.


The underside has the transmission detailed in plastic and the small metal wheels have tyres with a good tread pattern.  There is a metal blade at the front and metal outriggers at the rear.

The cab has a very thin metal grab rail with double mirror attached, there is a windscreen wiper, and the windows have detailed frames and seals.  There is also an aerial.  The interior detail is very good with the joysticks and steering wheel being highlighted in black.

The body has grilles represented by graphics and there are highlighted panel handles, painted lights and warning signs.  At the rear the Liebherr name is nicely embossed and painted.  The hand rails are metal and at the boom foot there are many soft rubber hydraulic hoses.

The hydraulics on the boom are modelled with silver pipes and more soft hoses although they do not always line up precisely.  The connection rivets are nicely discrete. 

The bucket is simple metal casting.


The wheels turn independently but with some friction present.  The steering axle achieves a good angle and also oscillates up and down.

The outriggers fold down and the blade raises and lowers too, and together they are able to hold the machine 'wheels-free'.

The model rotates well.

The movement of the boom and stick is very good with stiffness in the cylinders. 

The bucket is removable and can also be reversed.


This is a high quality metal model with a very good finish. 

The paint and graphics are to a high standard.


The model price is fair value.


This is a well made detailed model and is highly recommended.


The model first appeared at the BAUMA Exhibition in 2013.

Profile view.
Decent steering.
Good paint and graphics on the body.
Detailed transmission.
Cab has black controls.
Very good hydraulics and discrete rivets.
Lifting a 'pipe'.