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XCMG XGA 16 Aerial Platform

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:35
Review Date:  March 2021

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Detail   (max 30) 22
Features   (max 20) 13
Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 73%


XCMG XCA 16 / XGS 30 Aerial Platform Video.  [Youku Video]
Branded box.
Steering on one axle.
Nice body shape and embossed XCMG name.
Nice graphics.
Next to the much larger XGS 30.
Being transported.

The XCMG XGA 16 Aerial Platform has an articulated and partially telescopic boom with a nominal reach of 16m.  


The model comes in an XCMG branded box. It is contained in a pair of expanded polystyrene trays, and is wrapped with soft paper. 

The review model had no missing parts or manufacturing defects.

No instructions were included with the review model, and no assembly is required.


The undercarriage is fairly simple, but the structural parts are all metal. A few graphics are applied on one axle and the sides.  The wheels are detailed and the tyres have a decent tread pattern.

The rounded body shape is modelled well and there are some nice graphics.  The XCMG name on the counterweight is embossed, and the graphics for the control panel are finely detailed.

The articulated boom has three sections which are simple but with sharp graphics.  Connections are made with discrete friction pins.  The rams have plastic jackets and there are no hydraulic hoses.  The small telescopic section is metal.

The basket is an all metal part, with the structure modelled underneath.  It has graphics applied, and there is a lightly textured platform surface.  There is a space for a control pad to be fitted.


The model rolls well, with steering on one axle with a good range of movement.

The body rotates smoothly.

The articulated boom raises easily with just a little looseness in the rams at certain positions so not every elevation can be posed.  Extending the boom is easy, and it locks at full extension.

The basket angle is adjustable to maintain a level attitude, and it also rotates.


This model is relatively heavy and robust, with a high metal content, and the quality level is very good overall.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


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


This is a fairly simple but robust aerial platform model, wand it feels like a heavy good quality model.


Simple detail underneath.
Metal basket.
Working at height.
Fully extended.
Good looking load.