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Atlas 140W Mobile Excavator

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  955
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2016

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)24
Features   (max 20)12
Quality   (max 25)22
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)76%


Atlas 140W Mobile Excavator Video   [Youku video]
Atlas branded box.
Blade at the rear.
Simple underneath.
Blade lowered.
Hydraulics are good.
Detailed boom and stick.
Being transported.
Comment on this model.

The 140W is a wheeled mobile excavator with an adjustable boom arm, with a maximum dig depth of 5.5m.  It weighs 13.8 - 15.7 tonnes.

The model is fitted with an adjustable boom and represents the Bauma 2016 update of the machine.


The model comes in an Atlas branded box and is held between expanded polystyrene trays. 

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

The model is fully assembled out of the box and there is no information provided about the model or the real machine. 

A bag is supplied which contains spare mirrors which is a nice touch.


The model has a simple chassis with no drive train, but the tyres have a good tread pattern and they are mounted on metal wheels.  Attached to the undercarriage are two black wheel chocks, one either side.  At one end of the chassis is the stabiliser beam, which is all metal, and at the other is a simple blade.

The cab has good detail with tinted windows and raised frames, and inside there is a steering wheel, seat and control levers.  On the outside there are lights on the cab, and there is also a mirror on the grab rail. 

The casting of the body is very good, with nicely formed grilles on the cab side, and the rear reflects the latest shape of the real machine.  Small graphics add detail.  There are thin metal handrails and steps lead to textured surfaces on top of the body.

Hydraulic lines run from the engine area to the boom and silver pipes run up the boom. Delicate rubber hydraulic hoses run to all rams.  Friction pins are used for the boom and stick connections and they create a realistic look.  They are small graphics on the stick.

The bucket is nicely formed with sharp teeth.


There is a steering axle and the wheels can be steered to a good angle. 
The body turns smoothly on the undercarriage and the rear blade can be raised and lowered easily. 

At the front the stabilisers can be lowered and they have good stiffness.

The movement of the boom sections, stick and bucket is good.


It is high quality with a high metal content.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonably priced.


This is an updated version of the previous Atlas 140W livery with the body shape modified.  It is a high quality model. 


The model was released for the Bauma Exhibition in 2016.

Profile view.
Thin metal handrails.
Metal outriggers.
Nice cab.
Loading a road tipper.