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XCMG XGT 7530 Tower Crane

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No: 
Scale:  1:100
Review Date:  October 2018

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 6
Detail   (max 30) 20
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 17
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 70%


XCMG XGT 7530 and XGTL 180 Tower Cranes Video.  [Youku Video]
Large XCMG branded box.
Metal base.
Climbing cage.  Handrails appear over scale.
Separate counterweight is very good.
Trolley is plastic.
Jib profile is reasonably good.
Could be real?.

The XCMG XGT 7530 is a flat top tower crane. 

It is in the small scale of 1:100 presumably in order to make the overall size of the model manageable.


The model comes in a large good quality XCMG branded box and inside it, the model is contained within a pair of expanded polystyrene trays.

The review model had no missing parts or defects. 

No instructions are provided.  The model is largely preassembled in the box, including the reeving.  Assembly is limited to pinning the jibs to the tower and adding the counterweights.  However, the reeving of the hoist line was not correct out of the box, and had to be re-strung.


The tower is attached to a concrete-coloured metal base plate which adds weight for stability.  The tower is of heavy construction and the lattice work is thick for the scale.  Small vertical plastic ladders run inside the tower.  The tower is made in three sections which are screwed together firmly.

The climbing cage is modelled and the hydraulic ram is done well.  The many work platforms are plastic frames and look over-scale.

The cab is plastic with a seat and controls modelled inside.

The counter-jib is nicely modelled including a textured walkway, maintenance arm and XCMG signs.  The counterweight is particularly good and it is made up of separate metal plates.

The main jib is reasonably straight but with a gentle upward curve.  It has a trolley motor with an axle sticking out.  The trolley is plastic with a basket, and the basket is best placed on the opposite side to the trolley motor axle so it can pass by.

The hook is very good.  It is metal with metal pulleys and can accommodate four falls or rope even though the trolley cannot.

A large plastic basket is provided as a load for the crane, but it is over large and unrealistic.


The tower could be built to a lower height by leaving the central section out. 

The model rotates smoothly.

The trolley winch can be operated by a plastic key, but it is one direction only.  The trolley can be pulled to the end of the jib, but it cannot be wound back so it must be moved by hand.

The hoist winch also operates.  However, there is too much friction in the system to allow the hook to lower under its own weight or with a load and manual help is required.  There is not enough rope on the drum to lower the hook to the ground.


The model has a high metal content and is well made considering the scale.

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


It is understood to be reasonable value at the typical selling price in China.


Although this model is in the unusual scale of 1:100, it has some pleasing details with other parts being over-scale.  However, it achieves its main objective which is to look convincing.


A luffing jib crane, the XGTL 180, was produced at the same time.
Inside the box.
Convincing on the skline.
Heavy tower construction.
Plastic cab has a detailed interior.
Nice quality hook.
The full model.