BAUMA 2016—the world’s largest construction show—in Munich, Germany, always unveils new die-cast models. NZG came to the show with many great new models. Presented here are the new Liebherr HS 8100 HD, with a slurry wall grab, and the mobile excavator A 918. Both are nicely detailed with perfect functionality. All major dimensions are correctly converted into 1/50 scale. Neither model had broken or missing parts upon arrival.
Liebherr HS 8100 HD
NZG’s Liebherr HS 8100 HD hydraulic crawler crane model features a great level of details. Extendible crawler tracks provide excellent stability during work and a smaller width while traveling on a flatbed trailer.
The two jack-up stabilizers between the tracks are used during self-assembly. The base crane is transported without track frames on a trailer and can lift itself from the trailer. While the trailer leaves, the crane can pick up its track frames and assemble itself. When removing the side covers and loosening the screw, both frames can be easily disassembled on the model as well.
Of course, the HS 8100 HD model comes equipped with authentic grouser track pads and moveable bottom and support rollers. The idler is spring-loaded and the crawlers can still easily rotate. Both travel motors feature the Liebherr name. Steps allow easy access to the upper structure.
On the superstructure, the main difference to the predecessor HS 855 HD is mainly the new Tier 4 diesel engine with its aftertreatment. The Liebherr D 856 A7 SCR engine type features 523 horsepower. SCR refers to selective catalytic reduction and is a means of reducing nitrogen oxides by using a catalyst, typically ammonia or urea.
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by Carsten Bengs