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XCMG XGC260 Crawler Crane

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:120
Review Date:  October 2021

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
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 XGC260 Crawler Crane Video.
Branded box.
Detailed track frames.
Ballast blocks are detailed.
Reeving of the gantry is odd.
Overall profile is good.
Lifting a steel fabrication.

The XCMG XGC260 is a crawler crane with a capacity of 260 tonnes.  


The model comes in an XCMG branded box and 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.

It is fully assembled out of the box although some attention may be required to reset the ropes.  The reeving of the main hook block was changed for the review to a two fall operation.


The small tracks are metal with good detailing, and the track frames have good detailing considering the scale.   The ballast blocks between the track frames have graphics applied.

The crane cab has grab rails and hand rails but they look thick for the scale. 

The crane body has sharp graphics and ladders are mounted on each side.  The counterweight stacks are one piece but they look surprisingly good for their size and they have graphics applied.  On one side of the body is a winding handle to operate the winch.

The gantry looks right although the reeving of it looks weird, and does not appear to represent the real machine.  Brass pulley blocks are used.  

The boom and jib are fully modelled lattices, although the thickness of the lattice chords detracts from the look somewhat.  Walkways are also represented by grey plates and there are signs attached.  Hydraulic rams are modelled, but again they look over large on the model. 

The winch drums are modelled in brass, as are the pulley blocks at the boom and jib heads.  There seems to be one extra set of pulleys at the top of the jib and the luffing pendant ropes are glued to it.

Two metal hook blocks are supplied.  They have fixed pulleys but nice graphics.


The crawler tracks roll easily by hand. 

The cab rotates from a transport position.

The crane rotates, but was stiff on the review model.

The boom and jib luffing mechanisms are non-functional, although the jib angle can be altered by hand and a different angle could be set with the pendant rope lengths adjusted to suit.

The main winch works well and is operated by the handle.  It is possible to operate the secondary winch also but it has no friction.


This model has a high metal content given its very small size.  The quality level is very good overall.

The paintwork and graphics are also very good.


It is relatively inexpensive for a crawler crane, but that reflects the small size and the promotional target market.


It is very unusual to see a crane model made in this scale and inevitably compromises result.  But it has a high metal content, and would suit anyone looking for a smaller sized heavy crane model.


It was released in September 2021.

Profile review.
Details such as handrails and hydraulic rams are oversized for the scale.
Winding handle for the winch is unobtrusive.
Walkways and signs on the boom.
Big crane, small scale.