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Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 Mobile Crane - Emil Egger

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1201
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2014

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Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 Mobile Crane - Emil Egger Video  [Youku Video]
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The box.
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On the road without Y-Guy equipment.
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Excellent chassis.
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Hooks are decorated too.
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Reasonable steering poses can be set.
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Overall profile.
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Lifting the ballast tray.
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Liebherr on the seat back..
Y-Guy equipment has arrived.
Y-Guy attached.
Y-Guy operational and big hook attached.
On the road with the Y-Guy.
Attractive colour and logos.
Very good boom profile.
Comment on this model.

The Liebherr 1350-6.1 mobile crane has a maximum capacity of 350 tonnes at 3m radius. 

This version of the model is in the colours of Emil Egger, a Swiss logistics company.  This version of the model does not include the fixed jib included in the Liebherr yellow version.


The model comes in the standard Liebherr box design with the model held within two expanded polystyrene trays.

There were no missing parts on the review model. 

There was one defect.  One of the axles had seized steering as a result of poor gluing and the link bar was broken as a consequence.  Repair was straightforward.  Overall this model was better quality than earlier versions.

There is no information about the real crane, but the model has a diagrammatic instruction manual.  It is good as far as it goes but there is no reeving information and as there are a number of small parts an inventory of pieces would have been very helpful.


The chassis is highly detailed and it has fully replicated transmission and suspension systems which look authentic.  It also has hosing which runs between various small tanks and the engine area is interesting because the drive transfer from the gearbox is visible as is the cooling fan. 

The tyres are very good with a fine tread pattern, and Michelin and the tyre details are moulded in the sidewalls.  The wheels are really good too with different hubs for driven and non-driven axles.

The driving cab has a tiny loop for hitching the hook whilst travelling, the door steps are textured and the handles have realistic inserts.  Door mirrors, windscreen wipers and beacon lights complete the external detail.  Surprisingly there are no number plates.  Inside the cab the seats have Liebherr printed on the backs.

Behind the driving cab the engine area is well detailed in metal and plastic, and there is a fine mesh grille.  The plastic chrome exhaust includes realistic holes in the pipes.  Black replica rubber skirts sit above each pair of wheels.

The outriggers are really good.  The pads have a working pinning mechanism which allows the pads to be fixed in an offset way so they are within the footprint of the crane when the outrigger beams are retracted and this has been enhanced with locking bars which keep the pads under the crane neatly.  The pistons are smooth with the screw mechanism being internal so they look realistic and tiny graphics add to the realism.  Large metal spreader plates with useable lifting points are also included with the model.

At the rear of the carrier there is a useable small towing hitch and the detailing of the lights is very good.

The crane cab has metal grab rails with window wipers, and the interior detail is good.  There is a good quality chrome exhaust and small graphics enhance the detailing around the body.  Two sets of metal handrails are supplied - one for when the crane is in transport mode and the other for when it is working.

The counterweight tray has useable lifting points and the second hoist gear is permanently attached including ready-reeved gear for a luffing fly jib.  The counterweight blocks accurately comprise a full configuration of 140 tonnes and each block is nicely formed with sharp graphics.  The only thing missing is a lifting bar to enable the blocks to be posed being lifted.

The main boom ram is an excellent metal part.  Detailing on the boom includes a couple of rotating spooling drums and with casting details and small graphics it looks realistic.  The inner telescope sections have a realistic profile with thin walls  Emil Egger appears on each telescope section.  At the boom head the pulleys are metal. 

An additional part is supplied which appears to attach on the front of the boom head as if to provide for a single line hook, although it was not a good fit on the review model.

The Y-Guy system for the telescopic boom comprises two separate frames.  They are metal except for the hydraulic cylinder jackets and they are detailed parts.  Useable lifting eyes are included as are foldable support stands.  The guy rods are metal although some of the connection pieces are plastic and a little off-colour.

Two metal hooks are supplied and they are very good quality.  One is a single pulley block and the other has nine pulleys. 


Each axle can steer independently with reasonable movement so the crane can also be posed with crab steering if required.  There is sprung suspension on each axle which is not too soft. 

The outriggers can be extended and lowered, and feature an excellent pad pinning feature with fine wire clips.  The range of travel on the pistons is limited but adequate when used with spreader plates.  The crane can be supported wheels-free.

The operator's cab can be tilted to a good angle, and the side access platform can be extended and retracted.

The counterweight system can be fitted in various configurations, including being mounted on the carrier deck during self-assembly.  The secondary hoist is reeved to the luffing system but it is possible to remove the reeving and run a second hoist line instead.  By removing a pin it is also possible to remove the luffing system which is a nice feature.

Raising the boom is easy as the locking mechanism on the main boom ram is by means of using a supplied hex key and this works really well.  Telescoping the boom is smooth and easy with a spring lock to clip each boom section at full extension.

The Y-Guy system can be displayed as a transport load or with care it can be posed during self-assembly.  When in place the system performs well with each side tensioned by the using a key in the winches.  A high tension can be maintained.

The key is also used to operate the main winch although there is little friction so it unwinds easily.


The quality of this model is certainly better than earlier versions.  It is mainly metal with plastic used appropriately.

The paint and graphics are very good and the Emil Egger livery is attractive.


The LTM 1350-6.1 is good value for a limited edition.


This version of the LTM 1350-6.1 looks great and the quality level is superior to earlier examples of the model.  The detail level is excellent and overall it is an outstanding crane model.


The LTM 1350-6.1 first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2012.  When released for sale later in 2012 it had model number 04-1080 and there were quality issues reported.  An amended and improved version in Liebherr yellow appeared in 2013 as model number 02-1024.  This version in Emil Egger colours first appeared in October 2013.
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Tray of parts.
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Transport (folded) handrails fitted.
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Very high detail.
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Different hubs on driven and non-driven axles.  Michelin is moulded in the sidewalls of the tyres.
Very nice outriggers.
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Fine quality mesh on the carrier.
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Placing the ballast tray.
Ready to lift.
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Nice boom detailing.
Placing a Y-Guy beam.
Lifting at max extension - about 1.4m.