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XCMG XGS 30 Aerial Platform

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

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 22
Features   (max 20) 12
Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 72%


XCMG XCA 16 / XGS 30 Aerial Platform Video.  [Youku Video]
Branded box.
Nice wheels.
Long boom.
Nice graphics.
Boom not extended.
Being loaded.
Looks OK on a 1:32 scale transporter.

The XCMG XGS 30 Aerial Platform has a telescopic boom with a nominal reach of 30m.  


The model comes in an XCMG branded box and surprisingly the machine designation XGS 30 is not mentioned. The model is contained in a pair of expanded polystyrene trays.  It 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.  It appears that the wheels for each axle are offset suggesting they are on extendible beams, but this functionality is not implemented on the model. A few graphics are applied and there is a small tool box.  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 telescopic boom has three sections which are simple but with sharp graphics.  The boom lift ram has a plastic jacket and there are no hydraulic hoses.

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, and both axles have steering with a good range of movement.

The body rotates smoothly.

The boom raises with enough friction in the ram to hold any pose.  Extending the boom had some initial stickiness on the review model, and each section locks at full extension.

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

The model has reasonable stability with the boom fully extended over the side, but extendible wheels would be an improvement.


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.


Yagao has produced a fairly simple but robust aerial platform model, which is made to a nice standard.


Simple detail underneath.
Detailed control panel.
With the smaller XGA 16.
Fully extended.