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Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 Mobile Crane - Baldwins

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1883
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2016

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Liebherr LTM 1350 Mobile Crane and Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Broshuis 6-axle Trailer - Baldwins Video  [Youku Video]
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The box.
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Steering is good.
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Complex chassis.
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Nice details behind the cab.
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Tiny graphics.
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On the road with Y-Guy attached.
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Counterweight fully loaded.
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Nice profile.
Y-Guy in service.
Unloading a transformer.
Looks great.
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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 Baldwins, an English crane hire company.  It was first in business in 1957. 

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 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. 

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, beacon lights and a realistic number plate complete the external detail. 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 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 very good with some console markings.  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 and Baldwins or the company phone number 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.

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 and some of the connection pieces are plastic.

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 clip to lock each boom section.  This version of the model has locking positions at 46%, 92% and 100%.

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 and it has enough friction to hold a moderate load.


The quality of this version of the model is very good.  It is mainly metal with plastic used appropriately.

The paint and graphics are very good and the Baldwins livery is rendered very well.


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 very good.  It poses particularly well with a support truck in the same livery.


The LTM 1350-6.1 has been made in a number of different versions and has undergone continuous improvement since its first introduction.  This version in Baldwins colours first appeared in August 2016.
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Tray of parts.
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Running without the Y-Guy.
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Metal outriggers are strong.
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High detail inside the cab.
Loading the ballast from an Arocs + Trailer.
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Tilting cab.
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Lifting a 'vessel'.
Very good geometry.
Y-Guy is very good.