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Komatsu PC 1250-11 Excavator with Lehnhoff Quick Coupler

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  9992
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2020


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

Footnotes


Komatsu PC 1250-11 Excavator with Lehnhoff Quick Coupler Video.  [Youku video]
Komatsu branded box.
Detailed bucket.
Sharp graphics on the counterweight.
 
Impressive cab.
Lots of detail inside the machine.
Nice quick coupler and bucket.
Excellent depth of dig.


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

This version of the model is fitted with a Lehnhoff Quick Coupler.

Packaging

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 or defects on the review model.

It is fully assembled, and a second tool is included. A bag of spare track links is included.  There is no information about the model or the real machine.

Detail

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. 

The Lehnhoff Quick Coupler is an all metal part with tiny Lehnhoff graphics.

Two tools are included.  A large bucket is heavy and well detailed including tiny Komatsu graphics.  A sharp ripper tooth is also metal with graphics.

Features

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, and it achieves a 180 angle.

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

The tools are interchangeable by removing a single steel pin.

Quality

The model is heavy and has a quality feel. 

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

Price

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

Overall

This is a heavy and robust large excavator model, and the quick coupler works well.

Footnotes

The model appeared in prototype at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2020, and became available in July 2020. Standard excavator and demolition versions were also produced.
 
Profile view.
Parked up.
Metal grilles on the side.
Detail underneath.
 
Opening access door.
Hydraulics detailing is very good.
Sharp ripper tooth.
Posed with demolition brother behind.