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Sennebogen 613E Mobile Crane

Maker:  ROS
Model No:  299243
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2019

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 14
Quality   (max 25) 18
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 74%


Sennebogen 613E Mobile and Crawler Cranes Video.  [Youku Video]
The box.
Outriggers down.
Exhaust system looks ok at a distance, but is rough close up.
Cab is plastic but detail level is high.
Boom fully extended.
Work basket fitted.

The Sennebogen 613E is a mobile telescopic crane with a 16 tonne maximum capacity and 24m maximum hook height. 

This model is the wheeled mobile version.


The Sennebogen branded box has the model held within expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

A simple pictorial instruction sheet is included, but there is no information about the real machine.  The model is reeved in the box, and just the fly jib needs to be attached to the boom.


The wheels are detailed and the tyres look realistic.  Underneath the carrier the steering is functionally modelled and transmission elements are modelled within the base plate casting rather than as separate pieces. 

The outriggers are metal and are decorated with nice chevrons.  Plastic stepping plates are mounted between the wheels.

The cab appears to be plastic although the the detailing is good including door hinges and small graphics. Inside, the controls include a steering wheel.  A bank of plastic cables extend from the rear of the cab.

The body is metal with high quality paint and graphics, and the Sennebogen name is embossed at the back.

The exhaust system is plastic which appears to have a somewhat rough finish, but there is nice diamond plated surfacing in front of it.

The boom is detailed well although large connection rivets spoil the look a little both at the body end and at the boom head.  There are metal pulleys in the boom head with the main ones appearing to be a solid block of two.

The fly jib is a metal part with a nice luffing hydraulic ram.  The large hook block has one pulley and the single line hook matches the fly jib well.  However the model is let down by the poor quality hoist rope which is used as it is too stiff to have a realistic profile and many collectors will want to replace it.

A separate metal work platform is included, and it is a robust part.


The wheels roll easily although they are loose on their mountings.  Both axles steer a reasonable amount.

The outrigger rams are nicely stiff and the pivoting pads can be grounded well without being able to lift the crane wheels-free.

The model rotates smoothly.

The cab can be raised and lowered with some looseness in the mechanism allowing slight cab tilt.

The boom raises but the ram is a little sticky.  The maximum boom angle seems a little less than expected.

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

The winch is operated by a key and it relies on friction as a brake.  However, the poor quality rope means that both raising and lowering the hook is problematic and plenty of intervention by hand to aid the rope movement is required.

The fly jib can also be set to variable offset angles using the hydraulic ram.

The work platform attaches easily, but the geometry requires the boom to not be steep.  The platform can be adjusted to be level when the boom is horizontal.


The quality is good with a high metal content, although the rope used is not the best.

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


It is reasonable value.


As often with Ros Models, this Sennebogen looks good apart from the unrealistic hoist rope.  There is some very nice detailing whilst the functionality is more mixed.  A few simple enhancements would improve the model a lot.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2019.

Instruction sheet.
Profile view.
Graphics and paint look very good.
Tilting cab.
Cab elevated.
Hoist rope is too stiff so it spoils the look somewhat.
Nice metal fly jib and single line hook.  The chains are not included with the model.