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XCMG XR220 Rotary Drilling Rig

Maker:  Yagao Gift
Model No:  XR220
Scale:  1:35
Review Date:  February 2019

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Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 17
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 74%


XCMG XR220 Rotary Drilling Rig Video.  [Youku Video]
Large XCMG branded box.
Leader top folded.
Large model.  The hoist line should run through the pulley closed to the leader.
Decent tracks and frames.
Nice rotary drive and hydraulics.
Drilling bucket is metal.
Graphics on the counterweight.
Tracks extended for width.
Some decent detailing.  The connection to the kelly bar is solid rather than to an inner telescopic section.

The XCMG XR220 is a rotary drilling rig used for constructing foundation piles and other underground vertical shafts. 

It is in the larger scale of 1:35 which is more common for models of Chinese construction machines.


The model comes in a large 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. 

Out of the box the hoist line is run from the innermost hoist drum to the outermost guide wheel on the leader.  It should run from inner to inner.


The undercarriage is simple underneath, but there is some detailing on the underside of the body.  The metal tracks have bolt head details and the track frames have rollers which are part of the casting and are non-functional.  There are simple graphics on the track frames.

The cab has plastic guards and grab rail, the window seals are modelled and there is a door handle.  Inside, the detail is good.

The body has grilles and the panel handles detailed in the casting are highlighted, and there are nice sharp graphics.  There is a plastic access ladder and on top there are textured surfaces.  Two hoist drums are modelled but only one is functional so the auxiliary hoist line is not provided.

The leader support is metal and there is pipework detailed in the casting.  The hydraulic rams have plastic jackets which are just slightly off colour.

Stiff hydraulic hoses run to the rotary platform, and the whole assembly is nicely detailed. 

The leader is metal with plastic running tracks for the sledge.  At the leader head there are metal pulleys and there is some more decent casting details.

Surprisingly the kelly bar is a metal tube, and it has a partial telescopic inner, but this is not modelled accurately at the top of the kelly bar.

The metal drilling bucket is nice, and there are cutting teeth underneath.


The tracks roll easily and are spring loaded for tension.  The track frames are also extendible so they can be narrowed for transport, and widened to provide a stable base for drilling.

The model rotates smoothly.

The leader can be posed in a transport position with each end folding to reduce the transport length.  The head also tilts to reduce the headroom.  However, the kelly bar and sledge is not easily removed so a true transport configuration cannot be displayed.

One winch is operable but only by using fingers and thumbs so it is awkward, and in practice it would not hold much load.  It is a pity that the second winch cannot be used to run an auxiliary hoist from the leader head.

The sledge movement is controlled by a long hydraulic ram and it works well enough without being able to hold a sledge position.

The kelly bar can be rotated.  Within the bottom section there is a short telescopic piece but as it is not connected to the hoist line it does not function in a true way.

The bucket cutters open on a rotating plate.  The flap also opens for discharge.  It was not easy to remove the bucket from the kelly bar.

The cab door opens widely.


It has a high metal content with some plastic used.  The quality level is good.

The paintwork and graphics are generally very good.


It is very good value considering the size.


This XCMG machine looks impressive because of the 1:35 size.  With some fairly small alterations it could also have been an excellent model with just aspects of the functionality falling short.


Kelly bar and sledge are not easily removable.
Awaiting transport.
Detail underneath.
Ready to drill.
Opening cab door.
Looks realistic.
Panel handles are highlighted.
Overall profile is good.