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XCMG HB56K-7X Concrete Pump

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:35
Review Date:  May 2018


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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 22
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 13
Overall   (max 100) 77%

Footnotes


XCMG HB56K-7X Concrete Pump + XCMG Truck Mixer Video.  [Youku Video]
XCMG branded box.
Moderate steering angle.
Detailed console inside the cab.
 
Carrier deck has textured surfaces.
Heavy boom holds a pose well.
Engineering of the boom is very good.
Impressive height.



The XCMG HB56K-7X is a concrete pump mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Actros chassis.  It has a theoretical output of 120m per hour, and the boom can reach up 56m.

Packaging

The model comes in a very good quality shrink-wrapped XCMG branded box and inside it, the model is contained within a pair of expanded polystyrene trays.  The model is covered with soft paper and tied with ribbons to prevent the boom moving during shipping. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

Two tools are provided with the model: a pointer and a key, and there is a simple instruction sheet which is in Chinese.  There is no information about the real truck.

Detail

The truck chassis is based on a Mercedes-Benz Actros and the model is reasonably detailed underneath, with a number of parts modelled in plastic.  The wheels have an unusual design, and the simple tyres are the same on all axles.

The cab looks unlike a European Actros truck and may be a loose interpretation, and it is fairly simply detailed with a grille, lights, and plastic mirrors, and the Mercedes-Benz logo.  The interior detail is fine, with a detailed console.   There is no number plate as this is a generic model.

The outrigger beams are metal, and the large rear pair are nicely decorated with graphics, and includes the rear lights.

The carrier deck has texturing, and the pump piston tubes are modelled.  At the rear the hopper is modelled with a large grille and various components are detailed under it.  Plastic steps rise up to the deck on one side.

The boom is very heavy and made up of five main sections, with the top two split so there are seven sections in all.  The slewing ring is nicely modelled, and a single hydraulic ram controls the first boom section.  All the rams have plastic jackets.  The pipework is modelled well, and a plastic length of discharge hose is fixed to the end.

Features

The model is very heavy so that helps it to roll well. The linked front two axles have a fairly shallow steering angle. 

The cab doors open and shut.

The front two-stage outriggers extend, and the rear beams rotate outwards.   The pads can be screwed down but the pistons are screw threads rather than smooth. 

The first boom section raises easily and it can be locked at any angle by tightening grub screws in the ram jacket. The piston can also be pinned at various extensions which gives more security given the heavy loading. All the other boom sections are controlled by rams which rely on friction to hold a pose.  Despite the very heavy boom, this works well.

The boom rotates smoothly.

The hopper lid can be opened and closed

Quality

It has a high metal content with some plastic used, mainly on the chassis.  The quality level is mostly very good.

The paintwork and graphics are also very good.

Price

It is good value for such a large and heavy model.

Overall

Although the scale of 1:35 is uncommon, many construction models are produced in this size for Chinese OEMs. This concrete pump is impressive with very good engineering of the placing boom in particular.

Footnotes

 
Actros cab is somewhat simple.
On the road.
Detailed chassis with simple tyres.
Size comparison with a 1:50 size concrete pump.
Detailed hopper.
 
Looks good with a matching XCMG 1:35 concrete truck mixer.