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Hyundai HX505L Crawler Excavator

Maker:  Sunraise
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:43
Review Date:  July 2023

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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%


Hyundai HX505L Crawler Excavator Video. 
Doosan branded box.
Large bucket.
Handrails and mirrors are plastic.
Cab detail.
Nice detailing on top.
Hoses lead to the boom.
Nice bucket.
Digging at depth.

The Hyundai HX505L Crawler Excavator has an operating weight of around 50 tonnes.  It is not listed as an available machine on Hyundai websites at the date of the review.


The model comes in a Hyundai 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 small graphics, 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. Lights are painted. The interior detail is good, with the seat having the Hyundai name.  There are perforated protection grilles at the front and on the roof.

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 a nice air intake with the Hyundai name on it.  Hydraulic hoses run to the slewing motors 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.  There are no hoses across the boom / stick.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 Hyundai HX505L.  It is in the relatively unusual scale of 1:43 for a machine like this, it is a nice balance between detail and functionality.


It was released in 2023.
Poses well.
Profile view.
Tiny graphics on the track frame.
Opening door.
No soft hoses to the stick.
Opening door.
Nice quality model.