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XCMG XCT75 Mobile Truck Crane

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  XCT75
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2018

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Detail   (max 30) 22
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 76%


XCMG XCT75 Mobile Truck Crane and Mechanics Video.  [Youku Video]
XCMG branded box.
Counterweight fixed. Limited steering angle.
Truck chassis is detailed.
Fold out outrigger reveals detail.
Sliding door and excellent graphics inside.
Ready to work.
Fully extended.
Pistons have screw threads.
Decent boom profile.

The XCMG XCT75 is a four axle truck crane with a capacity of 75 tons. 


The model comes in a nice 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 a ribbon to prevent the boom moving. 

The review model had no missing parts or defects.

There is some information about the real truck printed on the box, but it is in chinese.  Two tools are provided with the model: a pointer and a key.  Assembly of the few parts is straightforward, but the jib extensions need paint cleaned out to get the steel connecting pins in.  Out of the box the hook block was not reeved correctly.


The truck chassis has some reasonable detail underneath with the transmission and various tanks modelled.  The wheels look good, although the tyres are the same on all axles.

The truck cab looks good with some sharp graphics on the cab doors.  The interior detail is good, but the steering wheel seems large and high.

The carrier deck has a variety of texturing, and there is a spare wheel at the back.  The deck edges have a nice red and white chequered pattern. 

The outrigger beams are metal with graphics applied, and the pads are nicely shaped.  When extended, the pistons have visible screw threads.

The crane cab has a plastic guard on the roof, and a stand out aspect is the highly detailed console formed of graphics on the inside.  At the back the counterweight is a single piece but it it looks very good.   The winch drums also look good, but the look is spoiled by a fixed winding handle in the rear drum, giving a toy-like appearance.  It could be cut off to give the model a realistic look.  Only the rear drum is functional, the inner one is fixed.

The boom has some detailing and sharp graphics, and the boom ram has a metal jacket.  The pulley blocks at the end and in the large hook are single pieces rather than separate sheaves.  A single sheave is used for the small boom extension and it would have been better if these had been used everywhere else.

The fly jib is a two piece casting with the lattice work being a little on the thick side.

Two hook blocks are supplied.  The hooks seem on the large side although that may be a Chinese style.


The model rolls very well, although the steering angle on the linked axles is restricted  There is some sprung suspension.

The truck cab doors open, although not widely.

The rear two stage outriggers extend and the pads can be screwed down.  The front outrigger beams fold out.  The crane can be supported wheels-free.

The crane cab door slides open.

The counterweight block is removable by undoing two small screws, although the block cannot be properly posed on the carrier deck.

The boom raises easily as there is no friction in the boom ram.  A pose is held by tightening a grub screw in the ram jacket and this works well.  The telescopic sections extend smoothly and lock at full extension.  

The fly jib can be attached but only in a fully extended mode.  It cannot be set at an offset angle.

A short boom extension for single line operation can be attached to the boom head.

Two hooks are provided.  One with two sheaves, and one for single line operation.


It has a high metal content with some plastic used.  The quality level is very good overall.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


It is a good value crane model for the functionality offered.


This is a relatively inexpensive crane model by Yagao, and it has some very nice aspects and plenty of functionality.  It would look much better without a fixed winding handle in the rear winch drum.


On the road without counterweight and with the small boom extension.
Hook stowed on the carrier deck in Chinese style.
Nice looking model.
Opening cab doors.
Rear outriggers are not quite straight under load.
Fly jib adds a lot of reach.
Convincing truck model.