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Terex TL120 Compact Wheel Loader

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  903
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2015

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)25
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)19
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)77%


Terex TL120 Compact Wheel Loader Video.  [Youku Video]
Terex branded box.
Lift height is reasonable.
Tiny aerial on the cab.
Small warning graphics.
Carrying sand.
Loading a tipper.
Bucket height is fine on a low sided tipper.
Comment on this model.

The TL120 has an operating weight of 7 tonnes and is a compact machine aimed at lighter operations.


The model comes in a Terex branded box and is wrapped in soft paper and is contained in a pair of expanded polystyrene trays. 

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

There is no information about the model or the real machine.


Underneath, the detail on the axles and driveshaft is good although there is a rivet in the driveshaft to facilitate the steering.  The rubber tyres have a good tread pattern and they are mounted on metal wheels which are detailed on the outer faces.

The body casting has grilles which look realistic and the graphics are sharp including small warning signs.

The cab is delicately modelled and has lightly tinted windows with highlighted seals, and there are thin plastic grab rails and mirrors.  There is a really small aerial on the roof.  Detail inside the cab includes nicely formed controls. 

At the pivot point the steering cylinders are visible and there are more small graphics  The mesh access steps to the cab look good.

The loader arm is finely modelled with small discrete connection rivets.  Hydraulic hoses add to the detail.

The metal bucket is a simple casting.


It rolls well and there is a good range of steering movement across the pivot point.  The rear axle oscillates nicely.

The bucket has a decent cut at carry angle at the lower end, and the height of lift is reasonable, if not perhaps mirroring the real machine.


This is a good quality model with a high metal content.

The graphics and paintwork are very good.


It is fair value.


This is another good quality Terex model.  Some additional work tools would have been nice, but overall the functionality and detail is pleasing.


The model was announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2015.

Profile view.
Smooth bucket.
Riveted drive shaft.
Detail at the steering pivot.
Quality loader arm.
Being transported.
Nice display.