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Mantsinen 300R Tracked Material Handler

Maker:  ROS
Model No:  72-2033
Scale:  1:87
Review Date:  October 2019


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 22
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 74%

Footnotes


Mantsinen 300R Tracked Material Handler Video.  [Youku Video]
Large box.
Hand rails are plastic.
Cab is metal with nice details.
Sharp graphics.
Plastic clamshell has a fixed pose.
 
Overall look is good.
Overall geometry is very good.
Grabbing.


The Mantsinen 300 is a material handler designed for port applications. It is claimed to be the largest hydraulic crane in the world, and is able to recycle energy during work cycles. The overall weight of the machine ranges between 320-380 tonnes.

This model is the crawler track version and comes with clamshell and orange peel grabs.

Packaging

The box is large, and inside the model is held within expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

Some description of the real machine is included on the box and there are no instructions for the model.

Detail

The tracks are made of a rubber material with some texture, and they are a modelling compromise.  They are mounted on reasonably detailed track frames with no moving rollers.

The legs are metal and robust and they have sharp graphics.  A staircase including a gate rises up to the slewing platform and it is made of soft plastic.

The cab is metal with decent interior detailing and banks of lights are modelled.  The cab linkage is metal with the connecting rivets being on the large side.

The body is metal and has detailing of panels and equipment within the casting  There are excellent graphics on the counterweight.

The boom and stick are plastic to reduce the weight, and they have an excellent colour match. Tie bars are metal.  The hydraulics are simple with no hoses.

The clamshell grab is a plastic part, as is the orange peel grab.

Features

The crawler tracks could not be fully rolled on the review model. 

The model rotates smoothly.

The cab linkage has a good range and poses can be set.

The boom and stick movement is very good, and the  hydraulic rams can hold a pose. 

The orange peel grab swings and each tine opens and closes separately.  They rely on simple stiffness at the connections and this was variable on the review model.

The clamshell grab is a fixed moulding.

Quality

The quality is very good having regard for the scale.

The paintwork has a good finish and the graphics are very sharp.

Price

The model is anticipated to be reasonable value.

Overall

This is impressive model in 1/87 scale.  To meet its primary purpose as a promotional item there are some compromises, however the overall appearance of the model is pleasing.

Footnotes

The model first appeared at the Bauma Exhibition 2019.
 
 
The parts.
Profile view.
Walkway detailing is good.
Boom and stick are plastic but with an excellent colour match.
Orange peel grab.
 
Very nice support frame.
Impressive model.