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Dingli GTBZ43S Boom Lift

Maker:  ShangJia
Model No:  unknown
Scale:  1:40
Review Date:  October 2014

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Detail   (max 30)22
Features   (max 20)16
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)74%


Dingli GTBZ43S  and JCPT1412 Access Equipment Video.  {YouKu Video]
The windowed box.
Nice body casting.
Wheels extended.  The tyres are good.
At maximum height.
Engine details.
Nice control panel.
Parked with its brother, the JCPT1412.
Comment on this model.

The Zhejiang Dingli Machinery Company is a Chinese manufacturer of access platforms and their products are sold worldwide.

The GTBZ43S Boom Lift is the largest machine in the Dingli range (at the time of the review) and it has a working height of 43 m, and an outreach of 24 m.  It weighs around 21 tonnes and the unrestricted platform capacity is 230 kg.


The box design is simple with Dingli branding.  Inside the model is held within expanded polystyrene trays.

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the real machine and the box does not name the model maker, although it is understood to be ShangJia. 


There is no detail underneath the chassis.  The large rough terrain rubber tyres look good and are mounted on metal wheels.  Each wheel is mounted on a metal extending axle.

The curved body shape is modelled well with the Dingli name moulded in the rear panel.  Each of the side panels opens up and engine components are detailed in plastic, with the ground controls nicely represented by graphics.

The hydraulic ram for the boom appears to have a thin metal jacket, but there are no hoses detailed.  The four section telescopic boom is modelled in metal with the static cable route in plastic.  The graphics on the side of the boom are sharp. 

The basket has a detailed control panel and some paint or graphics would have added detail.  The floor is modelled with a nice metal mesh, and the handrails are soft plastic with a very good colour match to the metal parts.


Each wheel steers independently so all steering modes can be replicated.  However the wheel mountings are a little loose so the wheels can lean a bit.

The wheels extend out on sliding beams but again there is too much play in the mechanism so they can appear to sag at full extension.

The body rotates smoothly.

The boom ram is good as it holds it in almost any pose.  The telescopic sections extend smoothly and the model is big at full extension, although as a modelling compromise the control cables do not telescope.

The basket angle and orientation can be set as desired giving a full range of posing possibilities.

Both sides of the body have opening engine covers and these can be posed open.


The quality is good with a low plastic content. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


Although not generally available for sale the value is good based on Chinese pricing.


This is quite an impressive model when fully opened up, in part due to its unusual 1:40 scale.  It also has some nice functionality with the opening engine covers being noteworthy.


The model was introduced in the 2012 according to the ShangJia website, with 2000 being made.

Parked with wheels retracted.
Profile view.
Simple underneath.
Basket rotated.
Basket is convincing.