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XCMG XE490DK Hydraulic Excavator

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  XE490DK
Scale:  1:87
Review Date:  October 2020

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 15
Features   (max 20) 10
Quality   (max 25) 17
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 60%


XCMG Hanvan G9 Truck and XE490 Excavator Video.  [Youku Video]
XCMG branded box.
Rubber-style tracks.
Nice counterweight.
Reasonable detail on top.
Depth of dig is very limited.

The XCMG XE490DK has an operating weight of around 49 tonnes.

This model is in the small scale of 1:87.


The model comes in a simple windowed box with the model held within plastic formers. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

No information is provided about the real machine. 


Even at 1:87 scale the model appears on the small side for a 49 tonne machine.

There is no detail on the undercarriage but the underside of the body has some panels detailed in the casting.  The tracks are a stiff rubber-like material. The track frames are simple castings.

The operator's cab is fairly basic and unusually for a scale model, there are no plastic windows.

The body has some detailing with solid grilles and some graphics. 

The roof has reasonable detail and an XCMG graphic.  

The boom has a single main boom ram rather than the twin rams of the real machine.  The hydraulic rams look a little oversized and the bucket appears a little small.


The tracks can be forced to roll by hand but the stiff material is inflexible.

Rotation of the body is very smooth with no rocking.

The boom, stick and bucket have some movement but it is much less than the real machine. 


This is a simple small diecast model.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


It is understood to be low cost.


This is clearly intended to be a lower cost promotional model and this is reflected in the detailing and functionality of the model.


Rams look a little oversized.
Profile view.
Bucket seems a bit small.
Range of movement is less than the real machine.
Cab frame has no windows.