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Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 Mobile Crane - HKV

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1110
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2014

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Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 Mobile Crane - HKV Video.  [Youku Video]
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The box. 
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Attractive colour scheme.
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Actros cab has a nice interior.
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Excellent small graphics. 
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Engine under the cab. 
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Detailed cab.  An access platform also pulls out from underneath.
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Lifting the ingot tensions the ropes.
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Graphics on every boom section.
Maximum height on the main boom.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 is a 60 tonne crane and in this version is mounted on a four axle Mercedes-Benz carrier.  It can lift to a height of 56m with the folding jib attached.

This version of the model is in the colours of the German lifting specialist HKV of Cologne.  The model was previously reviewed in Liebherr livery and Sarens colours.


The model comes in a standard Liebherr branded box. 

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the real machine included, and no instructions for the model.  There are a number of parts supplied in the box and most of these are obvious to fit, but certainly an instruction sheet would be helpful.


The Mercedes-Benz truck chassis is very good.  The transmission is fully modelled and the suspension elements look realistic too.  An exhaust pipe runs to the side.  The wheels are really good with very detailed hubs and authentic treaded tyres with a different pattern front and rear.

The Actros cab is finely detailed including the lights, door handles, number plate, and beacon lights on the roof.  A fine loop is provided at the front to attach the hook during transport.  The HKV graphics are very good.

The outriggers are to a high standard.  They have detailed metal beams and realistic pistons, and storage baskets are fitted to the front outrigger beams.  The graphics applied include tiny warning notices and they are top notch and another excellent detail is the hydraulic hosing at the beam ends.  The pads are pinned, and a set of plastic spreader plates is also included. 

The carrier deck is covered in diamond plating with very nice detailing of the access hatches at the rear.  Various ladders are cast into the deck and at the rear the towing hitch includes a tiny winding handle.  The lights have plastic lenses.

The crane cab has metal grab rails on the outside, and windscreen wipers but these seem a little fat for the scale.  Inside the detailing is very good with a computer console and controls, and Liebherr printed on the seat back.

High detail continues on the crane body with hydraulic lines and excellent graphics, some of them tiny.  The orange beacon lights look nice.  The counterweight is made up of three parts.

The five stage telescopic boom is metal and is very realistic as it is not made out of diecast material but is most likely aluminium, and this allows the walls to be extremely thin resulting in very accurate profiles.  As a result the innermost boom section looks correct rather than being unrealistically slim.  The inner boom sections are two-tone with the HKV graphics on each one and they look very good.

The double folding extension jib is metal, and it has a pop out guide pulley.  There is no pulley at the end of the lattice boom section so it cannot be rigged without the solid section folded out.  It can be connected to the main boom by pins and an offset angle can be set using a hydraulic cylinder. 

The pulleys in the fly jib and the boom are metal and a very nicely detailed three sheave hook block is provided.  An HKV coloured Liebherr branded ingot provides weight to suspend from the hook. 

A safety cut-out chain hangs from the boom top and it and the hoist rope connector are pinned so they can be transferred to the extension boom.


The steering of the front two axles are linked but only a very small amount of movement is possible to obtain a more interesting pose.

The truck cab tilts to give access to the engine block, but it will not pose tilted without intervention.  The crane cab tilts to enable the operator to work more comfortably when lifting at height, and the access platform at the base of the cab slides out and retracts.

The outrigger beams fold out and extend , and the pads can be lowered and will support the crane.  However care is required when retracting the pistons because if they are wound too far the screw pops the cap off the top of the outrigger beam and this small part is easily lost.

At the rear the counterweight is detachable and can be either stowed on the carrier deck or attached to the crane.

The crane functions work well with the hoist operated by a supplied key.  The boom sections lock into place when extended although the boom cylinder is not very stiff so may bleed down over time.  A pin is provided to insert through a hole in the cylinder jacket to maintain the boom angle.

The extension jib pins to the side of the boom (although it does not fit perfectly) so it stays on when the boom is raised.  The angle of the extension boom is controlled by a cylinder rather than a latch so it is liable to bleed down.  The model really needs a smaller hook to go with the extension jib as the three pulley hook block looks a little big.


This is a very high detail, high quality model with relatively little plastic. 

The HKV livery is excellent and the applied graphics are very realistic.


The model is good value for money.


This is another excellent version of this highly detailed model, and the HKV livery is attractive.  It is outstanding.


The model was first appeared in Krosche colours with the Liebherr liveried version on a Scania chassis available from November 2010.  Other liveries on different truck chassis have also been produced.

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The parts out of the box. 
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Profile view.
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Looks great on the road. 
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Very detailed chassis. 
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Hoses visible. 
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Storage basket on the outrigger beam
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Nice counterweight. 
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Hoses in the crane body.
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Fly jib at an offset angle.
Fully rigged.