At the 2015 INTERMAT Show in Paris, France, two new Liebherr excavator models made by Conrad were presented. And Conrad did an extraordinary job, since both the R960 demolition and R926 compact are superiorly detailed and highly functional.
Both models were accurately downscaled into the 1/50 scale. As typical for Conrad, both are really heavy models and the well-known massiveness is noticeable on both.
Liebherr R960 demolition
This excavator was especially a big surprise, since the last Liebherr demolition excavator model is quite old. And it was presented beside the original excavator. The original machine weighs up to 93 metric tons and is powered by a Liebherr diesel engine providing 326 horsepower.
The demolition excavator comes with a VH-HD undercarriage. This undercarriage provides the option to extend the track gauge up to a width of 4 meters in reality or 8 centimeters on the model. Conrad also copied the hidden hydraulic cylinders underneath. With this undercarriage, the excavator can quickly adjust to the maximum width during work or be fully retracted for transport.
The track shoes easily rotate while they are slightly tensioned. The idler is as in reality—spring loaded—and the sprocket features the Liebherr name on it. The track shoe width equals in reality the 500-mm shoes. On both crawler sides, Conrad indicated the access steps with an anti-slip surface.
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by Carsten Bengs
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