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XCMG XE370DK Hydraulic Excavator

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  XE370DK
Scale:  1:30
Review Date:  May 2019


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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 22
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 76%

Footnotes


XCMG XE370DK Hydraulic Excavator Video.  [Youku Video]
XCMG branded box.
Impressive sixe in 1:30 scale.
Grilles under the body.
 
Tracks have bolt head details.
Hydraulic hoses.
Nice bucket.
Just fits on a 1:32 low loader.
At work.



The XCMG XE370DK has an operating weight of 37 tonnes.

This model is in the unusual large scale of 1:30.

Packaging

The model comes in a large high quality XCMG branded box.  Inside the box, the model is contained within a pair of expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

No information is provided about the real machine.  A plastic pointer is included in the box.

Detail

As it is 1:30 scale the mode is large and heavy.

Looking underneath, there is little detail with a plastic base plate on the undercarriage, but the underside of the body has some panels detailed in the casting.  The track frames have small graphics and there are steps, but, there are no working rollers.   The tracks are metal with bolt head details.

Outside the operator's cab the mirror, grab rails and protection guard are plastic, and the cab itself has a metal frame.  The interior detail is good, and includes a figure at the controls which has very small XCMG badge.

The body has some subtle detailing with solid grilles and panel handles within the casting .  The graphics are very sharp.  There are lifting eye lugs above the counterweight but they are solid with no holes.

On the side there are plastic hand rails and mirrors, and the roof has textured surfaces with small graphics on the engine cover.  

The boom has hydraulic hoses running to it from equipment inside the body, and the boom top has pipes modelled within the casting.  The ram jackets are plastic and the connection pins are small. There are nice large graphics on the boom. 

The bucket has wear plate detailing with large teeth.

Features

The tracks are tensioned by spring-loaded idlers and they turn easily enough by hand, and roll well on a rough surface.

Rotation of the body is very smooth with no rocking.

The door of the operator's cab opens to a moderate angle.

The boom, stick and bucket have a good range of movement.  The rams are stiff and will hold any pose.

Quality

This is a robust large model with a high metal content.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.

Price

It is understood to be reasonably priced for a large model.

Overall

Although this model is in an unusual scale it will pose reasonably well with other models in 1:32 scale.  It is imposing on the desktop and looks good.

Footnotes

It was released in March 2018.
 
Grilles are highlighted by paint.
Profile view.
Rams can hold any pose.
Detailed figure in the cab.
Details on top.
 
Good depth of dig.
Getting loaded onto a truck.
Looks realistic.