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Doosan DX 380LC-9C Hydraulic Excavator

Maker:  Sunraise
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2019

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 78%


Doosan DX 380LC-9C Hydraulic Excavator Video.  [Youku Video]
Doosan branded box.
Nice colour scheme.
Handrails and mirrors are plastic.
Metal tracks.
Very nice detailing on top.
Hoses and small connection pins.
Digging deep.
On the road.

The Doosan DX 380LC-9C Hydraulic Excavator has an operating weight of around 40 tonnes.


The model comes in a Doosan branded box.  Inside the box, the model is contained within a pair of plastic formers. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

No information is provided about the real machine.  A plastic pointer is included in the box.


Looking underneath, there is little detail with a plastic base plate on the undercarriage, but the underside of the body has some panels detailed in the casting.  The track frames have steps, but, there are no working rollers.   The tracks are metal with detailed pads.

Outside the operator's cab the mirror and grab rails are plastic, and there is a light bar at the front of the roof.  The interior detail is good, with the seat having a two-tone colour and the Doosan name.

Behind the cab the grilles are formed by graphics. There are solid lifting eye lugs above the counterweight and it has sharp graphics on the back.

On the side there are plastic hand rails and mirrors.  The engine cover has textured surfaces with very small graphics on top.  Hydraulic hoses run to the slewing motor in the centre.  

The boom has hydraulic hoses running to it from equipment inside the body, and the boom top has pipes modelled within the casting.  The ram jackets are plastic and the connection pins are small. There are nice graphics on the boom. 

The bucket has wear plate detailing with large teeth.


The tracks are tensioned by spring-loaded idlers and they turn easily enough by hand, and roll well on a rough surface.

Rotation of the body is very smooth with no rocking.

The door of the operator's cab opens to a moderate angle.

The boom, stick and bucket have a good range of movement.  The rams are stiff and will hold any pose.


This is a solidly made model with a quality feel.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


It is understood to be reasonably priced.


This is a good looking model of the Doosan DX380, and it is a nice balance between detail and functionality.


It was released around the time of Bauma 2019.
Parked up.
Profile view.
Rams can hold any pose.
Opening door.
Decent bucket.
Loading a truck.
Looks realistic.