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Komatsu PC 1250-11 Demolition Excavator

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  9991
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2020

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Demolition Equipment Index

Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 18
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 8
Overall   (max 100) 82%


Komatsu PC 1250-11 Demolition Excavator Video.  [Youku video]
Komatsu branded box.
Parked up.
Details on the underside of the body.
Track frame details.
Impressive front view.
Nice hydraulics.
Big crusher.
Impressive look when on site.

The Komatsu PC 1250-11 Demolition Excavator is a machine in the 100+ tonnes weight class. 

At the time of the review the PC 1250-11 was not listed by Komatsu in a demolition configuration.


The model comes in a Komatsu branded box.  Inside the model is protected by soft paper and foam, and rests in a pair of expanded polystyrene trays. 

There were no missing parts on the review model. One track link was broken but it was no issue as NZG provides spares in the box.

It is fully assembled, and a second demolition tool is included.  There is no information about the model or the real machine.


The underside of the body and undercarriage has detailing and the track pads are metal with bolt heads and grousers.  They are mounted on track frames which have some fine casting details and working top rollers.

The cab has protection guards on the roof and windscreen.  There is also a beacon light, aerial and mirror.  It looks very good inside with the joysticks and levers having a two-tone finish.

The walkways outside have metal handrails and very fine mesh flooring.  The access stair is also metal. At the back the counterweight has lifting eyes with holes, work lights and video cameras.  The graphics are very sharp, and there are solid metal grilles on one side.

Up on top the engine cover is metal, with plastic exhausts and air cleaners.  Detailing inside the well is extensive including hydraulics, slewing motor and other highlighted parts.

The hydraulics on the boom are modelled with soft yellow plastic representing pipes and soft black plastic hoses. The colour match of the plastic hydraulic ram jackets is very good if not quite perfect.  The connection pins are discrete so the look is realistic. 

Two tools are included.  A large demolition tooth is nicely cast with paint highlighting.  The concrete crusher is a large tool modelled in metal except for the ram jackets, but there are no hydraulic connections to the crusher.


The tracks are fairly stiff to roll.  They are tensioned by a spring loaded idler, and the track links are of the hook variety rather than pinned.

The model rotates well after some initial stickiness.

The access stair folds down.

There is an opening access door to the equipment well.

Movement of the boom, stick and tool coupler are very good.

The tools are interchangeable by removing the steel pins.

The crusher jaws can be rotated, and opened and closed. 


The model is heavy and has a quality feel. 

The metal content is high and the paint and graphics are really nice.


The model is on the expensive side, however two tools are included.


It has been a long wait for a new demolition model and this one is typical high quality from NZG.  It looks impressive.


The model appeared in prototype at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2020, and became available in July 2020. Standard excavator and quick coupler versions were also produced.
Profile view.
Out of the box.
Metal grilles.
Big machine with heavy crusher.
Fine mesh flooring.
Detail inside.
Threatening tooth.
Stair lowered and access door open.