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Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 Mobile Crane - McNallys

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1735
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2016

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Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 Mobile Crane - McNallys Video.  [YouKu Video]
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The box. 
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Outriggers are retracted to the maximum but sit low.
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Ready for the road.
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Very detailed chassis. 
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Outrigger beam with basket attached. 
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Volvo engine under the cab.
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Graphics on every boom section.
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Two types of graphic on the boom sections.
Taxi crane duties - unloading a spreader plate for something bigger.
Fly jib has an adjustable angle.
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 Volvo 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 Irish crane hire company McNallys.  The model was previously reviewed in Liebherr, Sarens, HKV and Trost 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 Volvo 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 plate.  There is a loop provided at the front to attach the hook during transport.

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 both McNallys and Windhoist graphics.

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 McNallys 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 small 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 on the review model.

The hoist is operated by a supplied key, although for smooth running it is best to run the hook on two falls of rope. 

The boom sections lock into place when extended.  The boom cylinder was very stiff and jerky but would easily hold a pose.  A pin is provided to insert through a hole in the cylinder jacket to maintain the maximum 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 McNallys livery and applied graphics are very realistic.


The model is fair value for a desirable limited edition.


This is another very attractive version of the LTF 1060.  This model was first introduced in 2010 and not all aspects of the functionality are as good as they could be.  Nonetheless it is an impressive model.


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 in the tray. 
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Profile view.
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A tying point for the hook is provided. 
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Detailed graphics. 
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Volvo grille.
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Hydraulic cables. 
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Detailed crane cab.  An access platform also pulls out from underneath.
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Ready to lift. 
Easy lifting.
Nice truck crane.