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XCMG XE380DK Hydraulic Excavator

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  XE380DK
Scale:  1:30
Review Date:  January 2021

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Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 78%


XCMG XE380DK Hydraulic Excavator Video. 
XCMG branded box.
Attractive decoration.
Rivets on the boom and stick connecrtions are small.
Operator in the cab.
Hydraulic hoses.
Nice bucket.
Compared to a small 1:50 excavator.
Good looking load on a 1:32 scale truck.

The XCMG XE380DK has an operating weight of around 38 tonnes.  This version of the machine has been decorated to celebrate XCMG having built 200,000 excavators. No information is provided about the real machine.  A plastic pointer is included in the box.


As it is 1:30 scale the model is large and relatively 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 are decorated, 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.  An XCMG logo is just visible on the seat back.

The body has some subtle detailing with solid grilles and panel handles within the casting .  The paintwork and 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.  

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.


The tracks are tensioned by spring-loaded idlers and they turn easily 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.


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

The paintwork and graphics are excellent.


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


Although this model is in an unusual scale it will pose reasonably well with other models in 1:32 scale.  The attractive decoration makes it an interesting model for a collection.


It was released in December 2021.
Parked up.
Profile view.
Nice paint and graphics.
Detail on the underside of the body.
Handrails are plastic.
Opening door.
Digging at depth is very good.
On the road.