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Wirtgen W 215 Cold Milling Machine

Maker:  Sunraise
Model No: 
Scale:  1:35
Review Date:  September 2019

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Detail   (max 30) 26
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Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 85%


Wirtgen W 215 Cold Milling Machine - Video  [Youku Video]
Wirtgen branded box.
Profile view.
Roof canopy splits.
Drum is made up of separate discs.
Very detailed console.
Control panel above the leg.
Opening panels.
Impressive load.  The truck is1:32 scale.
On the road.

The Wirtgen W 215 Cold Milling Machine weighs around 29.4 tonnes.  It is used for removing carriageway surfacing in depths up to 330 mm, and can mill to a width 2000 mm.

This particular machine is aimed at the Chinese market.


The model comes in a Wirtgen branded box and is enclosed between expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no missing parts or defects. 

There is information about the real machine printed on the box.


The metal tracks are finely detailed with yellow highlighting of the pads.  They are mounted on small frames and hydraulic hoses run to them from the body.  Underneath the model the milling drum is made up of discs with finely crafted metal picks which are tipped with red paint.  The side skirts are nicely modelled and the extraction conveyor has a rubber belt.

The engine cover has large see-through grilles on the top and the detailed twin engines can be seen underneath with many plastic parts.  The main drive belt for the milling drum is modelled in plastic.  At the rear the exhaust pipes have holes.  Each side has control panels above the legs detailed with paint.

The cab area has non-slip flooring and twin excellent control consoles with a bank of computer screens.  Thin hand rails look realistic and the windscreens front and rear have graphics attached. 

Large mirrors are fixed to the front of the machine and substantial hoses for the vacuum system run to the conveyor. 

The conveyor structure is restrained in height by twin cylinders with realistic thin support cables.  It is metal with a grille underneath and a rubber belt inside which is realistically textured.  Tiny graphics enhance the detail.


Each track unit has tracks which can be rotated by hand.  They are mounted on pivots at the end of legs which are extendible to adjust the height of the machine.  Each pair of tracks has linked steering.

The milling drum rotates and there is an adjustable side skirt on each side and a moving scraper plate at the rear.

The entrance gates on each side can be opened to allow access to the work platform.

The roof canopy splits to provide protection for the operators.

The cab roof can be lowered to reduce the transport headroom and the rear windscreen folds to avoid clashing.

The main engine compartment cover can be raised and can be posed in an open position.  Side panels can be opened.

The conveyor can be folded to reduce the transport length.  It can be raised and lowered and also swung from to each side by a good angle.  The belt can be rotated by hand.


This is a high quality model with limited use of plastic.

The paint and graphics are excellent.


It is reasonable value for the size and quality offered.


True to the standards set by other Wirtgen Group models, this 1:35 scale version of the W 215 is an excellent model.


Convincing model.
Conveyor structure is very good.
Big milling drum with tipped picks.
Opening gate.
Windcsreens have graphics.
Small graphics.
Tilting cover.
Conveyor folded for transport.