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Tadano ATF 60G-3 Mobile Crane

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  54-2005
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2019

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 81%


Tadano ATF 60G-3 Mobile Crane Video [YouKu Video]
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The box.
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Moderate steering angle.
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Detailed chassis.
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Will look very nice in other colour schemes.
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Tiny graphics and branded tyres.
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Profile view.
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Access ladder raised for work.
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Good boom profile.
Lifting a crane part on the main boom.
Offset fly jib.

The Tadano ATF 60G-3 mobile crane has a maximum capacity of 60 tonnes at 3m radius.  It has a maximum main boom length of 48m.

This model is in Tadano factory colours. 


The model comes in a Tadano-branded box design with the model held within two expanded polystyrene trays. There is some technical information about the real crane printed on the box.

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

No instructions are included with the model.


The chassis is highly detailed.  There is a fixed ladder at the front and the transmission and suspension is modelled.

The tyres are very good with a fine tread pattern, and Michelin branding moulded in the sidewalls.  They are mounted on detailed wheels.

The driving cab has a loop for hitching a hook whilst travelling, there are door steps, and the door handles are highlighted.  There are door mirrors, windscreen wipers, beacon lights and a camera stalk. Interior detailing is good.  In the back of the driving cab there is a fixing screw which would have been better painted.

The carrier deck has holder for the single line hook, and nice textured surfaces.  Four access ladders are modelled.  At the back the lights and chevrons look nice.

The outrigger 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 there are locking bars which keep the pads under the crane neatly.  The pistons are smooth with the screw mechanism being internal so they look realistic. 

Plastic spreader plates are also included with the model.

The crane cab has metal grab rails with window wipers.  The interior detail is also to a high standard.

Underneath the crane body the slewing ring is modelled.  The crane body has hydraulic hoses and connectors, and a beacon lights adds detail.  The handrails are folding.

The counterweight consists of a number of separate parts and they have lifting points.  Not all parts can be carried in transport mode.  The fixing rams have visible screw threads which are visible when the counterweight is not attached.

The main boom ram is a very nice metal part.  The boom sections have realistic thin wall thicknesses giving a very good profile.  The boom head has silver metal pulleys. The tying-off shackle and hoist cut-out chain are riveted to the boom top.

Two metal hooks are supplied and they are very nice parts. 

The small metal lattice fly jib has metal pulleys although they were tightly fitted and not free rolling on the review model.


All axles have independent steering with a moderate angle.  There is also sprung suspension on each axle which works well. 

The outriggers can be extended and lowered, and feature an excellent pad pinning feature.  The range of travel on the pistons is adequate if the spreader plates are used, and the model can be supported on the supplied spreader plates wheels-free.

The operator's cab does not tilt as this happens internally on Tadano cranes.

Four ladders on the carrier deck can be rotated and lowered when the crane is in service.

The handrail on the crane can be folded down or opened up.

The crane rotates reasonably smoothly without rocking.

The counterweight system can be fitted in various configurations, including being mounted on the carrier deck for transport.  The method of attaching the counterweight uses two rams with screw connections which works well enough.

Raising the boom is easy with the locking mechanism on the main boom ram using a key to tighten a grub screw on the jacket top. 

Telescoping the boom had some stiffness on the review model.  Spring clips lock each boom section at approximately 50% and 100%.

A key is used to operate the main winch.  It works very well, having a spring action to ease off the brake.

The lattice fly jib can be left off the crane or carried on the side of the main boom.  It attaches to the boom top with steel pins and a bolted ratchet can be set at two angles. 


This is a detailed model with a high metal content and the overall quality of the model is high.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


It is a good value model.


This is another very nice introduction to the Tadano model range by WSI.  There are a couple of aspects which could be tidied up for future versions including company coloured limited editions, but overall this is a very good crane model.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February 2019.
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The tray.
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Counterweight fixing screws hang down.
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Looking good.
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Holder for the single line hook.
Nice hydraulics and folded handrail.
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Ready to work.
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Access ladder folded down.
Maximum main boom.
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Outriggers can support the model wheels-free.
Impressive 3-axle crane.