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XCMG XCA 220 Mobile Crane

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2020


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 18
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 84%

Footnotes


XCMG XCA 220 Mobile Crane Video.  [Youku Video]
Branded box with carry handle.
Parts wrapped in the tray.
Nice profile.
 
Sharp graphics and branding on the tyres.
Cable reel has cable on it.  Opening cab door.
Paired up with XCMG XCA1200.
Engine view with covers removed.
Removable engine covers.
Graphics on the outrigger beams.
Jib being attached.
Decent fly jib.



The XCMG XCA 220 is a five axle all terrain crane with a capacity of 220 tonnes.  

Packaging

The model comes in an XCMG branded box with a carry handle. The model is contained in an expanded polystyrene tray with a lid.  The parts are covered with soft paper. 

The review model had no missing parts or manufacturing defects. There was some paint damage under the boom where it had rubbed against the carrier support during shipping.

Tools are provided to help with the assembly and operation of the model. No instructions were included with the review model.

Detail

The chassis is detailed with the transmission and suspension modelled.  The wheels have tyres with a nice tread pattern and branding in the sidewalls.

The carrier cab has a protection rack on the roof, and thin windscreen wipers.  Interior detail is reasonable and the steps have perforated tread plates.

Behind the cab the detailing of the engine area has variety with some nice fine mesh grilles, and the exhaust has a realistic hole.  Tiny graphics add detail along the carrier sides.  

The outrigger beams are metal with marker graphics applied.  The pads are separate and can be secured with tiny pins which are easily dislodged.  Metal spreader plates are included.

The crane cab has a protection grille and a decent interior.  The crane body has some graphics and metal platforms and handrails.  The counterweight is made of separate parts and has XCMG embossed on the edge of the plates.  The plates have useable lifting eyes, and cheek weights can also be added.

The winch drums have good quality rope.

The boom is detailed with spooling drums and sharp graphics, and a nice tough is that the large spooling reel has cable loaded on it.  The main boom ram has a metal jacket.   The pulleys are separate metal sheaves. 

The fly jib is provided as two sections and they are joined by tiny brass nuts and bolts which are difficult to install in the narrow gap between sections.  The metal lattice work is very good.

Two metal hook blocks are supplied.  One is a single line block and the other has three sheaves.   They are very good quality.

Features

The model rolls well, and all axles steer independently, so any modes of the real crane can be replicated.  The steering angle is very good.  Each axle also has sprung suspension.

The carrier cab doors open to a moderate angle.

There are two removable covers on the engine deck, and they are held in place by small magnets.

The two stage outriggers pull out, and the pads can be screwed down.   The crane can be fully supported wheels-free although the outriggers have some flexibility in the joints so they are not straight. 

The crane cab tilts, and the cab door slides open nicely. 

The counterweight tray has a smooth bottom so will not pose properly on the carrier deck during self-ballasting.

The boom raises easily as there is no friction in the boom ram.  A pose is held by tightening grub screws in the ram jacket and this works well.   The telescopic sections pull out and lock at full extension, and three locking positions are provided which are around 50%, 90% and 100%.

The fixed fly jib can be attached and it is luffing so it can be set at variable offset angles using a hydraulic ram. The piston appears to be over long as it cannot be fully retracted to achieve a maximum offset angle.

The winches have a positive brake action and they perform well.  Each of the hook blocks can be used together on the main boom, or with the fly jib fitted.

Quality

This model has a high metal content with little plastic used.  The quality level is very good overall.

The paintwork and graphics are also very good.

Price

It is a good value crane model based on the price charged from China.

Overall

Yagao has produced another high quality crane model for XCMG. It has some very nice details with a plenty of functionality.

Footnotes

The model was produced in an enhanced version with a heavy lift head and luffing jib adaptor.

 
On the road.
Steering angles are very good.
Detailed chassis.
XCMG graphics.
 
Ready to work.
Assisting the XCMG XCA1200.
Fly jib fitted.
Fly jib at the maximum offset angle.