- SCALE 1/32
- MODEL Volvo EWR150E
- MAKER AT Collections
- PRICE TBC AVAILABILITY Sept 18
- VERDICT *****
It has been a long wait for the release of the new 1:32nd scale Volvo EWR150E wheeled excavator which was originally unveiled at the International Toyfair at the beginning of 2017.
Now the wait is finally over, so was it worth it? For me, when the announcement of a 1:32nd scale model was made, I was thinking it was the wrong scale for construction machine enthusiasts and it will be interesting to see if this is the case. What is for sure is that the model has been implemented to a very high level and is targeted at agricultural model collectors as well. Out of the box, the weight of the model impresses, with plenty of diecast including the boom, arm, and bucket. To have a Steelwrist Tiltrotator fitted to the model is interesting, for the quick coupler system to actually work with the press of a little pin is very impressive, and the bucket can be connected directly to the stick if the Tiltrotator is not used. Other nice features are the steering front axle and height adjustable blade at the rear with the model available in two versions, one with wide Nokian tires and one with Mitas double tires.
A towing bracket integrated into the blade allows different agricultural trailers to be towed and this is another nice touch. The cabin interior has been meticulously replicated, from the 180-degree opening door to the layout of the hand controls and steering wheel. Hydraulic hoses have been fitted for realism and the hydraulic cylinders for the digging equipment are very stiff in operation. This is deliberate as the weight of the arm with tilt rotator and bucket is heavy and the boom can hold at any position chosen.
AT Collections have also produced a set of Eurosteel branded attachments which will not only fit the Tiltrotator, but also directly on the stick. The set consists of a wide grading bucket, narrow trenching bucket, riddle bucket and pallet forks where the pitch of the forks is adjustable. Two further accessory kits have been made available, each containing a set of four tyres mounted to yellow wheels with separate grey wheel hubs, one with Nokian and one with Mitas tyre design.
“The cabin interior has been meticulously replicated, from the 180-degree opening door to the layout of the hand controls and steering wheel.”
“To have a Steelwrist Tiltrotator fitted to the model is very impressive.”
“The model is available in two versions, one with wide Nokian tyres and one with Mitas double tyres.”