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Sennebogen 860 HD Material Handler

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  892
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2014

NZG Index
Material Handling Index

Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)16
Quality   (max 25)23
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)80%


Sennebogen 860 HD Material Handler Video  [Youku video]
Sennebogen box.
Elevating cab.
Tracks and frames are good.
The undercarriage is numbered 892 and 893.
Plenty of hydraulic lines to the boom.
Crusher is a nice part.
Ready to dig.
Impressive model.
Reaching high.
Split down for transport.
Boom and stick cannot be fully lowered.
Comment on this model.

The Sennebogen 860 HD is a material handling machine and the version modelled here is mounted on crawler tracks.  The real machine has an operating weight of 82 tonnes and a maximum reach of 21m.


The model comes in a large Sennebogen-branded box, with the model contained within a pair of expanded polystyrene trays. 

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

There is some information about the real machine printed on the box but there are no instructions for the model.  A few spare track links and pins are included. 


The track frames are nice with working rollers on the top edge and inside the lower frame with paint used to highlight details.  The metal track pads are detailed well. 

The undercarriage is interesting as it bears two NZG model numbers, 892 and 893, which hints at another version of this model.

The body shape is formed well and there are painted panel handles and rear lights.  A metal ladder leads to the top of the body which has lifting eyes, a rear camera and a good array of hydraulic hoses.

The 'maXcab' is very good.  The internal detailing is fine and the protection guards, grab rails and mirrors look convincing.  A bank of control cables runs from the cab to the body.

The boom has many soft hydraulic lines running to the hydraulic rams and the lines continue to the quick fit attachment.  The cylinder jackets are plastic with a reasonable colour match.  Friction rivets are mainly used for the connections so they are not obtrusive.

Three tools are provided.  The crusher is a LST XMB 5000 and it is a nicely made and heavy part with good decoration, and small friction rivets enhance the look. 

The digging bucket is a surprising large metal part.  The connection at the swivel point is a nice detail.

The sorting grab is all metal and engineered well.  However it is solid without gaps in the grilles.


The tracks are fairly stiff and the idler is spring loaded.  Each individual track frame can be posed as a transport load.  It requires unscrewing and removal of the tight-fitting base plate after which the tracks can be unscrewed. 

The cab elevates smoothly and can be posed at any elevation.

The model rotates well.

The boom has a full range of movement and can be posed horizontally or vertically.  The stick also has a good range of movement but cannot fully fold in so the model does not quite get low enough to look right on a low loader.

The crusher rotates freely and the jaws can be opened and closed.

The bucket can be angled from side to side although it swings freely and does not hold a tilt.

The grab rotates and the jaws are interlocked and open and close in tandem.

The handrails can be removed to reduce the transport dimensions and small plastic spacers can be fitted where the walkway clips into the cab.


This is a high quality model with very little plastic. 

The paintwork and graphics are excellent.


It is good value for the size and flexibility offered.


NZG has produced a very good quality model of an interesting machine and it would have been even better if it could be accurately posed as a transport load.  With that said it is easy to highly recommend.


The model first appeared at the end of 2013.

The parts out of the box.
Profile view.
Metal handrails on the body.
Track pads are good.
Detailed cab.
Good hydraulic lines.
Fitted with the grab.
Big bucket.
Sorting grab is metal.
At work on a demolition site.