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Knikmops KM130 Articulated Loader

Maker:  Tekno
Model No:  73076
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2018


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 14
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 74%

Footnotes


Knikmops KM130 Articulated Loader Video [Youku video]
Knikmops branded box.
Overall look is very nice.
Textured grille at the back.
 
Very nice metal wheels.
Without the canopy.
Simple forks.



The Knikmops KM130 is a small utility machine used for landscaping and small roadworks.

Knikmops is a Belgian company.

This model is the Dutch version.

Packaging

The model comes in a Knikmops branded box.  The model and parts is contained within plastic formers.

There was no damage or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the real machine or model.

Detail

It is simply detailed underneath, but the wheels are very good.  They are metal and the tyres have a very good tread pattern.

At the back there is a nice textured grille, and there is also a work light.  The sides have painted panels and sharp graphics.

The operator's area is very well detailed, with tiny graphics at the joysticks a high point.

The loader arm components are joined by discrete rivets, and there are some nice sharp graphics.  The hydraulic ram jackets are slightly off colour plastic compared to the metal parts.  There are no hydraulic hoses to add detail.

The bucket is a simple part, as is the optional loading forks.

The canopy is soft plastic as is the optional rollover bar.

Features

The model rolls very well and the steering at the pivot point achieves an angle of about 45.

The loader arm and bucket movement is good.

The bucket can be detached and the forks fitted, although the connection detail is fiddly.

The canopy can be removed and replaced with a rollover bar.

Quality

This model has a high metal content and is nice quality.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.

Price

The model is fully priced for a model of this size.

Overall

It is interesting to see Tekno producing a construction machine, and although this one is small and simple, Tekno has replicated it well.

Footnotes

The model appeared in mid 2018 after first appearing at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2018
.  A Belgian version of the model was released as Tekno model 71356.
 
Decent bucket height.
Profile view.
Good tread pattern on the tyres.
Detailed controls.
 
Moving stones.