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Hamm 8.5 VTD Roller

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  994
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2019

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 14
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 81%


Hamm 8.5 VTD RollerVideo. [Youku video]
Historic series NZG box.
High metal content.
Maximum steering set.
Very high quality details.
Loading on to a low loader.
Loaded onto a truck.

The Hamm 8.5 VTD was built between 1958 and 1980 and around 1300 were manufactured.  It weighed 9.5 tonnes.


The model comes in a box in NZG's old historic style and is wrapped in soft paper and rests in a polystyrene tray. 

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

A reprint of an original marketing brochure is included.


Underneath, the detailing is simple  The metal drums have a nice smooth finish with a middle seam.

At the front the drum support has metal parts and there is a Hamm logo on one side.  The Hamm name badge also appears on the nose.

The engine compartment has excellent detailing in the casting with panels and rivet heads. Highlighting of the panel straps with black paint looks great too.

The rear drum support has a textured footplate and a pedal.  The operator's controls are finely modelled and the levers have a realistic thinness.

The canopy is a metal part.


The drums roll freely and the model rolls well in a straight line even on a smooth surface.

Each drum steers independently, and can be set to widen the overall paving width.


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

The graphics and paintwork are very good too.


The model is good value for the quality offered.


It is great to see another model in the NZG historic series, and it is a reminder of the great historic models that NZG has produced in the past.  This one is very high quality and a fine model.


This model first appeared for the Bauma Exhibition in 2019.

Profile view.
Reprinted brochure.
Canopy metal.
Rollers set to widen the paving width.
Excellent controls.
Hamm badge at the front.
Nice display.