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Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 Mobile Crane - Trost

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1390
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2015

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Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 Mobile Crane - Trost Video.  [YouKu Video]
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The box. 
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Attractive colour scheme.
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Outriggers spread out.
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Excellent small graphics and paint. 
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Outrigger beam with basket attached. 
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Hydraulic hoses in the body.
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Graphics on every boom section.
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Ready to work.
Fly jib rigged.
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The Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 is a 60 tonne crane and in this version is mounted on a four axle MAN 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 Austrian crane hire company Trost.  The model was previously reviewed in Liebherr, Sarens and HKV colours with different truck bodies.


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 MAN truck chassis is very good.  The transmission is fully modelled as is the suspension.  The wheels are really good with very detailed hubs and authentic treaded tyres with a different pattern front and rear.

The cab is finely detailed with the high quality graphics adding to the look, and there is a realistic number.  There is no loop provided at the front to attach the hook during transport on this version of the model and that is a weakness for posing it in transport mode.

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 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, beacon lights and excellent graphics, some of them tiny.  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 have Trost graphics on each one.

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.  A Trost 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 and a moderate amount of movement is possible to obtain a more interesting pose.

The truck cab tilts to give access to the engine block, and it can be posed tilted. 

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.

Rotation of the crane was a little stiff and jerky on the review model.

The crane functions work well with the hoist operated by a supplied key.  The boom sections lock into place when extended and the boom cylinder was very stiff so would hold a pose.  A pin is provided to insert through a hole in the cylinder jacket to maintain the boom angle if required.

The extension jib pins to the side of the boom so it stays on when the boom is raised.  The angle of the extension boom is controlled by a stiff cylinder rather than a latch.  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 Trost livery is excellent and the applied graphics are very realistic.


The model is good value for money.


This is another very attractive version of the LTF 1060 and the Trost colour scheme stands out. The only drawback is a lack of a tying on point for the hook in transport mode.


The model 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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A tying point for the hook was made separately with a piece of chain. 
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Very detailed chassis. 
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Detailed graphics.  Chain for the hook is hung from the suspension.
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Tilting cab reveals MAN branded engine. 
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Detailed crane cab.  An access platform also pulls out from underneath.
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Nice counterweight. 
Fly jib at an offset angle.