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Shantui SD90-C5 Bulldozer

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

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 82%


Shantui SD90-C5 Bulldozer Video. 
Shantui branded box.
Ripper raised.
Impressive machine.
Opening cab doors.
Ripper shank has pin holes but is not adjustable.
Excellent detailed grilles.
Detailed cab.
Heavy metal.

The Shantui SD90-5 is a bulldozer with an operating weight of around 106 tonnes.  Shantui is a Chinese OEM.


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

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

A plastic pointer is included.


Looking underneath,  the tracks are metal with detailed pads.  A transverse linkage between the track frames is modelled.  The track frames are very detailed, but there are no working rollers.

At the rear, the ripper assembly is robust with the shank having a sharp tooth.  The hydraulics are particularly good with soft hoses and good-looking ram jackets.

There are metal handrails around the cab with some textured walking surfaces.  The cab is very detailed with lights and wipers, and inside Shantui is written on the seat back, and the console has detailing too.

The engine area has impressive see-through grilles with some modelling of the components inside.  There are detailed graphics on the outside.

The large blade has a see-through grille at the top, and wear plate detail at the bottom.     It has a metal structure with a plastic face plate.


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

The ripper can be raised and lowered however the shank cannot be pinned at different lengths.

The blade tilts forward and can be raised with an excellent range of movement.

The cab doors on both sides can be opened.


This model has a high metal content and is robust with a high quality feel.

The paintwork and graphics are excellent.


It is anticipated the price is reasonable.


Although the scale is unusual, this is a good looking high quality model.  It is a nice combination of detail and functionality.


It was released in 2023.
A heavy dozer.
Profile view.
Blade raised.
Detailed track frames.
See-through grille on the blade top.
Ripper lowered.