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Liebherr LTM 11000D Mobile Crane - Baldwins

Maker:  YCC
Model No:  770-5
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2019

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Detail   (max 30) 29
Features   (max 20) 18
Quality   (max 25) 23
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 91%


Liebherr LTM 11000D Mobile Crane - Baldwins Video. [Youku Video]
Attractive sleeve.
Detailed chassis.
Boom and crane ready to roll. There is a noticeable difference in the white of the crane and the more modern Arocs support truck (by WSI).
Other parts loaded on support transport.
Unloading the boom.
Pendants connected.
Ready to lift.
Opening cab door.
Bespoke fuel tank.
Very detailed engine.
Boom telescoped at 50%.
Excellent profile.

The Liebherr LTM 11000D was an uprated version of the Liebherr LTM 1800, and it could be rigged with a derrick to obtain a higher lifting capacity. 

This model is in the colours of the UK crane hire company Baldwins, and it is a limited edition.


The model comes in a heavy outer cardboard sleeve which has a photo of the real crane rigged with a derrick, although the derrick is not included.

The sleeve protects expanded polystyrene trays, and  inside the model and the many parts are wrapped in soft paper. 

The model is very detailed and delicate and has to be handled with care as any pressure on small parts whilst lifting it may damage them.

There were no missing parts on the review model, and a few small parts had to be re-glued as they had come loose in shipping.

A high quality brochure is included which has a reprint of the original LTM 1800  machine specifications. The instructions for the model are reasonable although they do not show every part that has to be fitted. 

Also included is a high quality collector plate which is a reproduction of the original Liebherr plate on the real crane, with information and unique serial number for the model on the reverse.

Assembly is straightforward.


The underside of the carrier is very good with transmission and suspension components detailed, and only a silver screw and washer detracts from the look a little.  The metal wheel hubs look very good, being of two types as per the original, and mounted with excellent tyres bearing the ‘Michelin’ logo on the outside.

The driving cab has very finely made windscreen wipers and mirrors, and the towing hitch at the front is of a realistic size.  Steps to the cab have a fine texture and there are excellent lights.  Interior detail is also very good.

Detail behind the cab continues at an excellent level.  Mesh grilles are present and fans are visible underneath.  The metal exhaust is formed to have holes in the exhaust pipes.  More mesh work leads to the slewing ring and here hydraulic cabling runs to the outrigger beams.  Alongside the body on both sides are small orange lights which sit at the end of thin stalks.  At the rear the hydraulic details for the outrigger beams are present as for the front pair, and there is a spare wheel with lifting gantry.  The light bars have nice plastic lenses, and there is a realistic number plate.

The outrigger beams are beautifully made.  The inner sections have excellent hydraulic line details within the castings and the two stage beams are metal and feel very solid.  At the end the smooth pistons screw down to the transverse pad beams. The spreader beams and pads are first class.  They are all metal and very well detailed.  Better still, they contain magnets which allow the pads to stick to the beams and the beams to stick to the pistons which is an excellent design.

The high quality continues into the crane body.  The cab windows have fine seals and windscreen wipers.  Inside, the controls are clearly seen and there are coloured graphics.  Outside there are excellent mesh walkways.  Alongside the body the panels have fine details within the casting including hydraulic lines.  Inside the body the winch drums are well detailed. 

The rope supplied with the model is good quality.

The sheaves used are metal and are painted white to match the crane colour.  The boom gantry is raised by excellent metal three stage cylinders which have ingenious magnet connections to the gantry.  At the gantry head there is a hydraulic lift cylinder and top quality metal pendant connections.  Erection lifting straps for the derrick are also modelled.

On each side of the body some access platforms can be fitted when the crane is being used.  These have very good mesh floors, although the hand rails are plastic and because they are thin, they are delicate.  These parts are a fairly loose press fit into holes in the body which means they are easily knocked off if handled, and may sag over time.

The counterweight tray has lifting points cast in and the counterweight slabs have excellent lifting points.  Two sets of chains and associated clips and pins are provided to enable the counterweight slabs to be secured, and these add to the detail. A pair of ladders is also provided which is a nice touch for posing the crane in use.

The four stage telescopic boom is a heavy piece of modelling reflecting the real crane.  It has a great profile with the external locking pins of the real crane modelled, and there are working roller bars throughout. 

Metal handrails can be fitted for the erection phase, and lifting chains for the boom assembly are modelled too.  At the boom head there are free-rolling metal sheaves, and a lifting limiter on a very fine chain is included.

Two sets of boom supports are provided for resting the boom on a transporter or the ground.

Two different sizes of hook are supplied.  These are all metal and include excellent graphics and working safety catches. 

A fuel drum is provided in Baldwins colours.  It is plastic and very well detailed including very fine useable lifting eyes.


The steering on the carrier is reasonable with axles 1 to 4 linked proportionally although the mechanism is not precise, and at the back axles 7 and 8 are linked.  A reasonable lock can be obtained although not as much as the real crane can achieve.

The carrier cab has opening doors which are secured in the closed position by tiny magnets.

Opening covers on the carrier deck reveal a very finely detailed engine modelled after the engine used in this version of the real crane.

The outrigger beams pull out sideways from the carrier to form a star shape and can be telescoped out smoothly to maximum extension or alternatively the model can be posed with shortened outrigger beams like the original.  The pistons screw down smoothly to replicate a pinned bearing connection on the transverse beams.

The crane cab is a swing away type which tucks in at the front when in transport mode.  It can also be tilted to allow the operator comfort when the crane is lifting at height.  Separate windscreens allow the model to be posed with an open or closed windscreen.  The cab door slides open and worked well on the review model.

A working hydraulic hook is provided on the moving mast but it is not stiff enough to hold the heavy boom.

The crane rotates smoothly, even under load.

The crane body has four winch drums and the rear two are accessed by using removable magnetic side panels on the body.  This excellent design feature allows the model to be operated without having unsightly access holes in the side of the body.  Each winch is stiff enough to hold any reasonable load, and they are can be operated by using a special tool which has a screwdriver connection at the end so it can be driven by a powered screwdriver. 

The boom can be posed on a transporter with the handrails removed.  It telescopes smoothly and each section can be locked at the 50%, 92% or 100% positions using screw in bolts modelled in the bolt positions of the real crane.

The counterweight can be built in any configuration.

The hook blocks have rotating hooks and working spring-loaded safety latches.


This is a very high quality beautifully presented model which is mainly in metal.

The paintwork and graphics are excellent.


The price reflects the very high quality and limited edition nature of the model.


YCC Models has a reputation for producing very authentic models and this Baldwins version is no exception.  It is an excellent model and would look great with the optional derrick and luffing fly jib.


This version was produced in a limited edition of 165 models, and it appeared in November 2019.

Manual and collector plate.
Very nice profile.
Reasonable steering angle.
On the road.
Boom is an impressive load.
Large spreader plates have excellent graphics.
Impressive rigging pose.
Hook reeved with a simple pattern.
Excellent outriggers.
Tilting cab with sliding door.
Graphics on every section.
Lifting a large bridge beam.