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Liebherr L 586 XPower Wheel Loader

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  941
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2016


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)14
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)76%

Footnotes


Liebherr L 586 XPower Wheel Loader video.  [Youku video]
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Liebherr branded box.
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Metal handrails at the back.
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Grilles are not perforated.
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Good cab detail.
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Shifting rocks.
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Significant oscillation on the rear axle.
Ready to empty the bucket.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr L 586 Xpower is a large wheel loader with an operating weight of around 33 tonnes.  The bucket capacity can be up to 6m and the tipping load is over 21 tonnes. 

The Xpower range of wheel loaders was introduced in 2016 and feature a fuel efficient driveline.

Packaging

The model comes in a standard Liebherr box with the model held in a pair of expanded polystyrene trays. 

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

There is no assembly to do and there is no information about the real machine.

Detail

The underside detail is quite good with drive shafts and differentials modelled.  The wheels have very good metal hubs and the heavily treaded tyres have 'Good Year' moulded into the side walls.

The cab detailing is nice with windscreen wipers and plastic mirrors, and the windows have delicate looking frames.  The grab rails around the cab are metal.  The access steps have a textured surface with fine gauge metal hand rails on each side. 

At the rear the metal handrails are very good, and the engine cover has grilles which are not perforated.  The exhaust pipe looks good although it does not have a hole.  The rear lights are painted.

There are no hydraulic hoses crossing the pivot point.

The loader arms are connected with thin pins and the bucket tilt cylinder has hydraulic lines running to it. 

The bucket is nice with very good teeth and wear plates but there are no see through slats at the top for driver visibility.

Features

The rear axle has significant amount of pivot so it can be posed running over very rough terrain with all tyres grounded.  The wheels share a common axle so they turn as pairs.

The articulation to allow steering works well with a limited angle being possible.

At the front the loader arms can lift the bucket to above the cab height and a good tipping angle can be obtained.  The cylinders are stiff and hold any pose set.

Quality

This is a high quality model with few plastic parts. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.

Price

It is reasonable value.

Overall

This is a revision of the earlier L 586 wheel loader with new castings to replicate changes on the real machine.  It is surprising tht the packaging has been down graded from the previous presentation qaulity style, but it is still a high quality wheel loader from NZG. 

Footnotes

The model was introduced for the Bauma Exhibition in 2016.
 
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Impressive looking.
Profile view.
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Heavy tyres.
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Transmission is fully detailed.
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Good lift height.  Convincing tyres.
 
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Good looking.