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Weidemann 1160e Wheel Loader

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  985
Scale:  1:32
Review Date:  June 2019

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 79%


Wacker Neuson WL20e / Weidemann 1160e Wheel Loader Video.  [Youku Video]
Branded box.
Nice detailed wheels and tyres.
Tipping angle is very good.
Graphics and highlighting.
Loader arm and bucket detailing is very good.
Posed with its brother, the Wacker Neuson WL20e.

The Weidemann 1160e Hoftrac Wheel Loader is an all electric machine weighing around 2.4 tonnes.

This model is 1:32 scale.


The model comes in a Weidemann branded box and is contained between a pair of plastic formers. 

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

There is no information about the model or the real machine.  A spare beacon light is included.


The transmission and axles are modelled, and the rest of the modelling is simple.  The fat rubber tyres have a realistic tread pattern and they are mounted on nice wheels which are detailed on the outer faces.   The wheel arches are plastic.

At the rear of the body there is a curved shape with plenty of nice detailing including small graphics and highlighting of various parts.

The cab has got metal handrails and the doors have a W logo formed in the castings.  The roof has some perforations and there are nice work lights and a beacon light.  Inside the cab the controls are modelled well with a W logo on the steering wheel and tiny graphics on the console.

The loader arm is modelled very well with discrete connections and soft hydraulic hoses.  Highlighting and graphics add to the realistic appearance.

The bucket is a simple metal part with a power grab also modelled in metal.


The model rolls well. 

Steering across the pivot point achieves an excellent angle.

The loader mechanism works in a precise way.  It reaches a realistic height, and the the tipping and carry angles on the bucket are very good. 

The power grab opens and closes well.


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

The graphics and paintwork are very good.


It is good value when obtained from the Wacker Neuson shop.


NZG has produced a well engineered model which has a quality feel and nice detailing. 


The model appeared at the Bauma Exhibition in April 2019.
 A slightly different version was produced as the Wacker Neuson WL20e, model number #984.
Profile view.
Power grab is a nice part.
Bucket height is very good.
Detailed cab.
Large light boxes.