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Sennebogen 860 R Material Handler

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  893
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2014

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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)10
Overall   (max 100)79%


Sennebogen 860 M / 860 R Material Handler Video  [Youku Video]
Sennebogen box.
Smart paint and graphics.
Metal hand rails.
Detailed maXcab.
Hydraulics on the boom.
Elevated cab.
Loading a dump truck.
Impressively large model.
Comment on this model.

The Sennebogen 860 series machines are designed for material handling, and the 860 R version modelled here is mounted on tracks. 

The real machine has an operating weight of 77 tonnes and a maximum reach of 18m.


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.  Assembly is limited to fixing handrails and the grab.  A few spare track links are included in the box.


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 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 at the rear, 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.  The cylinder jackets are plastic with a reasonable colour match.  Friction rivets are mainly used for the connections so they are not obtrusive.

The orange peel grab is all metal and very nicely engineered, with Sennebogen graphics adding nice detail.  Soft plastic hoses enable connection to the stick.


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.  It can also fold in so the boom is horizontal so it looks fine on a big low loader.

The grab rotates and the jaws are interlocked and open and close together.

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


It has a high metal content with very little plastic. 

The paintwork and graphics are excellent.


It is reasonable value.


This is another good model of a Sennebogen material handler from NZG.  The detailing and features mean it is also an easy one to highly recommend.


The model first appeared in the Sennebogen Shop in May 2014.

Nice track frames.
Profile view.
Painted lights at the rear.
Details underneath.
Plenty of hydraulic lines run to the boom.
Grab is a very nice part.
At work.