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Sennebogen 875E Mobile Port Material Handler

Maker:  ROS
Model No:  187731
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2016

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Materials Handling Index

Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 18
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 78%


Sennebogen 875E Mobile Port Material Handler Video.  [Youku Video]
Big box.
Moderate steering angle is provided.
Complex underneath, but not robust.
Metal handrails.
Stabilisers set.
Metal grab.
Metal orange peel grab.
Ready to grab you.
Grab at work.
Handling scrap metal.
Comment on this model.

The Sennebogen 875E is a material handler designed for port applications. The overall weight of the machine mounted on wheels is around 165 tonnes.

This model is the wheeled mobile version and comes with clamshell and orange peel grabs.


The box is large, and inside the model is held within expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no missing parts. One hydraulic hose was loosely fixed and was reglued.

A few technical details of the real machine are included on the box but there are no instructions for the model.


The undercarriage has linked steering.  The rubber tyres are slightly shiny and are mounted on detailed wheels.  Some of the wheels had movement at the bearings and so had to be adjusted to stand straight.

The stabiliser beams are metal and the large metal pads are mounted on visible screw threads.  Handrails at each end are metal mounted on plastic walkways.

The cab is metal with decent interior detailing and plastic floodlights are mounted on the roof.  The cab linkage has very good cabling running to the cab.

The body is metal and it is very nicely finished with Sennebogen embossed at the rear.  There are small graphics which add detail.  The walkways have metal handrails and plastic textured flooring.  However they did not sit properly level on the review model.

The boom and stick are mainly metal with soft hoses running along the top surface.  Hoses run to the hydraulic rams which have plastic jackets with an excellent colour match.

The clamshell grab is a metal part and hydraulic hoses are modelled.  The orange peel grab is of the same quality and looks very good.


The wheels roll well enough, and there is linked steering which achieves a moderate angle.  However the mechanism is not precise. 

The access hatch on the body platform can be opened and closed.

The model rotates smoothly enough, with some tilting on the review model.

The cab linkage has a good range and the rams can hold a pose. The range of movement is very good, and the cab can be set down at ground level.

The boom and stick movement is good.  However the boom hydraulic rams cannot hold every pose and they were sticky and jerky in action. 

The clamshell grab rotates freely and swings also.  Each half opens fully but the two halves are not interlocked so they open separately.

The orange peel grab swings and each tine opens and closes separately.  There is enough stiffness to grip a load.


The quality is mostly very good with a high metal content.

The paintwork has a good finish and the graphics are very sharp.


The model is large and so is good value.


This variation of the 875E is not as robustly engineered as the crawler track version, and it is less steady on the wheels and stabilisers.  However the main plus point is that it looks very good when properly set up.


The model first appeared at the Bauma Exhibition 2016.
  A tracked version was also produced as Ros model 187732.
Sitting in the tray.
Profile view.
Cab movement is very good.
Cab is detailed.
Detailing on the boom.
Nice counterweight, but the access platforms were off level on the review model.