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Hamm H 7i Padfoot Drum Compactor with ROPS

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  9483
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2016


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Packaging   (max 10)8
Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)13
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)78%

Footnotes


Hamm H 7i Compactor video.  [Youku video]
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Hamm branded box.
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Reasonable steering angle.
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Chunky rear tyres.
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Open cab with ROPS.
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Detailed wheel.
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Bolt heads highlighted.
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Hamm is part of the Wirtgen Group of companies.  The Hamm H 7i is a vibratory compactor with an operating weight of 6.5 tonnes.

This model has a padfoot drum and an open cab with roll over protection structure (ROPS).

Packaging

It comes in a Hamm branded box with the model held within two expanded polystyrene trays, and wrapped in soft paper.

There is some information about the real compactor printed on the box.

The model is complete out of the box.

Detail

Underneath, there is a base plate and the steering hydraulic ram is visible.  The metal rear wheels have highlighted bolt heads which look really good, and nice rubber treaded tyres with a robust tread pattern.

The body casting has painted grille positions at the rear so they are not see-through.  The rear lights are nicely painted and there is a tiny Wirtgen logo at the back.

Textured steps lead to the operator's area and the controls and seat look good.  The handrails and roof support are thin metal, with the mirrors being plastic. 

At the front the padfoot drum is metal and very nicely formed, and there are shaped material scrapers front and rear.  The frame is really well done with highlighted bolt heads giving an authentic appearance.

Features

The rubber tyres roll nicely and the drum is very smooth in action.

The pivoted steering works achieving an angle of around 30 which is accurate to the real machine. 

There is also some oscillation possible at the pivot point which is a good representation of action of the three-point swivel joint of the real machine.

Quality

This a high quality model which is nearly all metal. 

The paintwork and graphics produce a very good finish.

Price

It is good value.

Overall

Hamm has commissioned a number of compactor models from NZG and this one continues the feel of high quality.

Footnotes

The model first appeared for the BAUMA 2016 exhibition.  It was also made in smooth drum and enclosed cab versions.
 
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Front scraper on the roller.
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Profile view.
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Rear grilles are solid.
 
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Very nice padfoot drum.
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All four versions of the H7 i lined up ready for work.