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Sennebogen 6113E Crawler Crane

Maker:  ROS
Model No:  187719
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2016

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)25
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)18
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)76%


Sennebogen 6113E Crawler Crane Video.  [Youku Video]
The box.
Counterweight is a solid block.
Tracks and frames are good.
Jacks are non functional.
Nice boom details.
Lifting beams with a lifting beam.
Good boom profile.
A large model.
Work platform attached.
Platform is large.
Comment on this model.

The Sennebogen 6113E is a telescopic crawler crane with a 120 tonne maximum capacity and 40m height of reach. The overall weight of the machine is around 112 tonnes.


The colourful box has the model is held within expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no missing parts but one small plastic part on the boom was snapped, and the main hook was not properly reeved.

A few technical details of the real machine are included on the box and there is a simple warning sheet for the model.  The model is fully assembled and reeved in the box, but it is a little unrealistic as it is better to unreeve the fly jib if not in service.


The tracks are metal and they are mounted on detailed track frames which have small graphics.  There are no moving rollers.  Jacks are modelled for supporting the crane when the tracks are removed, although they are non-functional.

The cab is metal with very thin plastic grab rails.  The interior detail is very good, and includes Sennebogen printed on the seat back.  Metal walkways extend down both sides of the crane.

The body is metal with high quality paint and graphics.  Hydraulic hoses run to the winches and this is a nice detail.  There are small graphics which add detail.  The handrails are metal.

At the rear the counterweight appears to be a solid casting, but it is very nicely painted.  Securing chains are also modelled, as is the self-raising mechanism inside the counterweight.

The boom is a detailed casting and there are spooling drums on the lowest section.  The pulleys in the boom head are metal but appear to be one solid piece rather
than separate sheaves.  The main boom ram has a plastic sleeve, but it is well detailed.  The plastic rope restraint at the top of the first boom section was snapped on the review model.

The fly jib is a nice metal part which is relatively heavy, but there was an untidy glue mark on the review model.  The large hook block has five sheaves which appear to be a single casting. The single line hook matches the fly jib well.

A separate work platform is included.  It has a robust metal connection to the boom head, and the basket is a mixture of plastic and metal parts.


The crawler tracks are very stiff, but can be rolled by hand.  They are spring loaded to maintain tension.  They can be extended from and retracted to a narrow transport mode.

The model rotates although the review model exhibited some rocking.

The cab tilts.

The boom raises but the ram is sticky and jerky, with some loose patches, and this is probably due to the grade of plastic used for the jacket.

The boom telescopes with some stiffness, and each section locks at full extension. 

The two winches are operated by a key which is stored under a removable side panel on the body.  Both winches rely on friction as a brake, and this was somewhat variable on the review model.  The main hook is difficult to lower due to the solid pulley blocks and the rubber wedge stuffed under the pulleys in the hook to prevent the rope bouncing.

The fly jib has an extending beam on the boom to facilitate its attachment to the boom head.  When attached, it can also be set to two offset angles.

The work platform is a nice part.  It can be adjusted for angle to maintain a level platform, and the basket can be fully rotated.  Each end of the basket can also be extended to produce a large platform.


The quality is good with a high metal content.

The paintwork has a good finish and the graphics are very sharp.  There were some untidy glue marks on the review model.


It is reasonable value for the size and functionality.


The best aspect of this model from Ros is that it looks good, and there are some nice details.  The functionality is a bit more of a mixed bag.  It would have been nice if it had fully removable tracks and counterweight so that transport loads could be fully posed.


The model first appeared at the Bauma Exhibition 2016.

The parts.
Profile view.
Overall look is very good.
Tilting cab.
Hydraulic lines.
Hook block is large.
Nice metal fly jib.
Interesting use for the crane.