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Sennebogen 8130 EQ Equilibrium Handler

Maker:  ROS
Model No:  2733/02
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2014

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Materials Handling Index

Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)14
Quality   (max 25)18
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)74%


Sennebogen 8130 EQ Equilibrium Handler Video.
Big box.
Metal tracks.  Ballast blocks, angled support and ladder are plastic.
Nice pylon.
Big power pack box.
Roof comes off of the power pack container.  Inside is detailed.
Metal grab.
Two bases are included.
Standing on the four-point base.
Comment on this model.

The Sennebogen 8130 EQ is a material handling machine and it is designed to be in equilibrium during the operating cycle resulting in lower operating costs and energy usage.  The overall weight of the machine mounted on crawler tracks is around 140 tonnes.

This model is the electric version and comes with a clamshell grab and two bases;  crawler tracks and a four-point base.


The box is large, but not particularly heavy.  The model is held within expanded polystyrene trays and is secured with a few ties. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

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


The crawler track frame has a metal bottom with the ballast blocks and supports to the pylon being plastic.  The tracks are metal with tight snap-fit links.  They are mounted on reasonably detailed track frames with no moving rollers.

The alternative four-point base is similarly constructed and it has nice circular pads.

The pylon is an interesting metal part with the joins in the tube detailed with bolt heads.  A plastic ladder with safety cage rises up to an intermediate platform which has an excellent mesh surface and plastic handrails.  A further ladder rises to the cab platform which has more excellent flooring.

The 'maXcab Industry' cab is plastic with some good interior detailing, the windows have the seals highlighted and there are windscreen wipers.  Small plastic floodlights are mounted around the front of the machine.

The power pack unit is a large container and it is entirely plastic with good texturing to represent grilles and there is an access door too.  Inside a switch cabinet, motor and hydraulic tank is modelled and plastic hydraulic hoses run to the boom.

The compact boom is metal with a plastic underside.  Hydraulic pipes are modelled within the top of the boom.  A large number of hydraulic hoses are provided at the bottom of the boom but it looks a little untidy and unrealistic.

The counterweights at the rear are nice metal parts with very sharp graphics.  The parallelogram linkage is metal and it has a railing to clip on a safety harness whilst walking along the boom.  The loading stick is also metal.

The clamshell grab is a metal part and hydraulic hoses are modelled.


The crawler track undercarriage has tracks which can roll but they are not free-rolling.  They are spring loaded to maintain tension.  The undercarriage can be unscrewed and removed.

The four-point base has adjustable pads with no unsightly screw threads visible.

The model rotates well although the review model tended to unscrew and begin rocking after being rotated too much in one direction.

The boom and stick movement is good and the parallelogram linkage and moving counterweights work well.  However the boom hydraulic ram is not stiff enough to hold a pose without bleeding over time.  A separate pin is provided to lock the extension in a couple of positions.

The clamshell grab rotates freely and swings also.  Each half opens fully.

Individual floodlights are adjustable for angle.


It has a fairly high plastic content.  However the colour match with the metal parts is very good so visually the model looks fine.

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


The model is reasonable value given its relatively large size.


ROS has produced a good looking model for Sennebogen.  It has a lot of plastic and this probably allows the cost of this large model to be kept down.  It is an impressive and interesting machine.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2013.  The model number on the box (2733/02) is the same as the Conrad model number for the Sennebogen Starlifter in 'Go for Green' colours.  The ROS model number is 208.1.

A few parts come out of the box.
Profile view.
Excellent mesh platform.
Large counterweight blocks.
Cab is detailed.  Lights are adjustable.
Hydraulics detailing.
This is a big machine.