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XCMG XGC220T Crawler Crane

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2020

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 22
Features   (max 20) 12
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 73%


XCMG XGC220T Mobile Crane Video.  [Youku Video]
Branded box with carry handle.
Track width extension beams are false modelling compared to the real machine.
Nice in working mode.
Fully tilting cab.
Some nice detailing.
Winches look good but no hydraulic hoses.
Spooling drum on the boom.
At work.

The XCMG XGC220T is a telescopic crawler crane with a capacity of 220 tonnes.  


The model comes in an XCMG branded box with a carry handle. The model is contained in an expanded polystyrene tray with a lid.  The parts are covered with soft paper. 

The review model had no missing parts or manufacturing defects.

Tools are provided to help with the assembly and operation of the model. An instruction sheet in Chinese and English is included.


The metal tracks are a good representation of the real machine.  The track frames are less accurately modelled and this is mainly a result of the extension mechanism chosen.   Lightweight ballast blocks are mounted between the track frames and there are self-assembly outriggers.

The crane cab has a plastic protection grille and a decent interior.  Metal textured walkways are outside but they are not foldable to enable reduced transport width. 

The crane body has detailed graphics and panel door handles are highlighted.  The counterweights have useable lifting lugs and the weight is marked on by graphics.  The tray also has useable lifting eyes.  The self-raising mechanism has been modelled also.  A nice detail is the engine which can just be viewed and has a chrome finish.

The winch drums are detailed.

The boom is detailed with spooling drums and sharp graphics  The main boom ram has a metal jacket.   The pulleys are separate metal sheaves. 

The fly jib is provided as two sections and they are joined by tiny brass nuts and bolts which are difficult to install in the narrow gap between sections.  The metal lattice work is very good.  Surprisingly the fly jib cannot be attached to the side of the boom when it is not in use.

Two metal hook blocks are supplied.  One is a single line block and the other has three sheaves.   They are very good quality.

A shiny metal XCMG load block is included.


The crawler tracks roll easily enough by hand.  The tracks frame are mounted such that they can be set to a reduced width mode.  But this has not been done realistically with the result that the width is not reduced as the support beams remain extended.

Self assembly outriggers can be swung out and lowered, although the track frame have not been modelled to be removable.  However, a skilled modeller may be able to remove pins to allow the track frames to be separated.

The crane rotates smoothly.

The cab can be tilted to a very good angle.  It is also mounted on a swinging arm presumably to be able to move it to the back and reduce width in transport mode.

The counterweight tray is pinned in position out of the box, but they are removable.  However, the self assembly support chains are fixed so separating the tray is not straightforward.  The self assembly lift cylinders have not been provided with enough downward movement to allow the tray to be lowered to the ground like the real crane.

The boom raises easily as there is no friction in the boom ram.  A pose is held by tightening grub screws in the ram jacket and this works well.   The telescopic sections pull out and lock at full extension, and three locking positions are provided which are at around 50%, 90% and 100%.

The fixed fly jib can be attached and it is luffing so it can be set at variable offset angles using a hydraulic ram. The piston appears to be over long as it cannot be fully retracted to achieve a maximum offset angle.

The winches have a positive brake action but strangely the axles have not been shaped to allow the use of a winding key, so operating the winches relies on laborious finger work. 

Each of the hook blocks can be used together on the main boom, or with the fly jib fitted.


This model has a high metal content with little plastic used.  The quality level is very good overall.

The paintwork and graphics are also very good.


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


This is an interesting crane and the model looks very good when fully assembled.  However, the modelling of some of the functionality is odd and deviates from the real machine and this is disappointing.


Counterweight blocks are very good.
Metal tracks are very good.
Ballast blocks and outriggers between the track frames.
Boom head.
Load block is nice.
Fly jib at the maximum offset angle.