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Packaging The model comes in a relatively large box with a picture sleeve. The hook can be operated by turning the winch drum directly with a finger. Features The axles are demqg for steering.

The whole arrangement looks very good particularly as there are small details cast within the outrigger beams.

Even despite the design flaw in the outriggers the model is recommended. The paintwork is good as are the graphics, although on the review machine some of the graphics work was not perfect. The loads on the outriggers can get large particularly if the optional fly jib is attached and the screw jacks are simply not man enough for the job.

Thread is inserted into the piston to stop the screw slipping.

: Demag AC Crane Specifications/Load Charts

Outrigger screws cemag two thin for loads on the model. The outriggers are fully working but it is here that there is a problem. The front five axles are linked and steer proportionally, with the fifth axle moving very little, and the rear three axles also steer proportionally. The steering on this model works very well and looks excellent when posed.

Detailing in all aspects of the crane function is very good with the model only coming up slightly short in some areas such as mirrors and wipers. Demag AC Mobile Crane. The boom is a five stage telescope of heavy and impressive construction with the usual internal locking mechanism to stop the sections sliding when fully extended.

The review model was undamaged. The crane cab is similarly well detailed internally and has excellent external handrailing. Price The AC is a relatively costly model although it is extremely impressive and is one of those models that delights non-collectors.


Mud guards are provided for axles 4, 5 and 8. It is good value for the detail offered. In transport mode the tie bars fold onto lugs fixed to the main boom and the bridle at the boom — clips into position.

Conrad Demag AC Cranes Etc Review

The counterweight deamg is one solid piece containing space for the luffing winch. There is a work around for this deamg however which is to remove the screw completely, insert some lengths of cotton into the screw hole and re-insert the screw. The rest of the crane body continues the high standard with good detailing at the rear including pipe and frame work. The boom is raised using two very large cylinders which are extremely stiff. This has the effect of forcing the screw to ‘bite’ and the model has been found to be stable like this even with all wheels off the ground, as in the real machine.

The driving cab is well detailed internally although the steering wheel demab to sit a little high. Each looks excellent complete with lifting lugs and graphics. The Superlift is fully working, but needs to be wound up tight to remove any differential slack within the tie bars connected to the base of the jib.

The hook supplied with the model is a metal single pulley version and this does not do the rest of the model justice. Moving back from the cab the carrier body is modelled well with exhaust and other details. A word of warning is that the plastic pins provided are slightly too small so they can easily work loose causing the tray to become detached. The outrigger beams are very impressive being two-stage metal. The Superlift mechanism is well made with most parts metal including the tie bars.

It is all too easy to strip the thread from the screws rendering the outrigger useless for the model’s stability.

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The model also lacks a loop on the front for fixing the hook during transport. Having said that this is a model for showing in very impressive poses rather than playing with.


Although the pulley block is provided on the tray, the luffing winch is provided in the optional luffing jib kit. Footnotes The model was introduced in There are no door mirrors or windscreen wipers on the model although a couple of orange beacon lights are present on the roof and there are headlights. Overall This model is one of the best looking crane models. The counterweights supplied consist of five left and five vemag handed blocks. The crane cab is fixed onto a mechanism which allows both tilt and the rotation from the transport to the operational position.

Only the connections to dejag boom head are plastic, presumably to keep the weight down. Although this avoids unsightly turning handles it does make the operation laborious.

Detail The size of the model immediately impresses, as does its weight. Cranes Etc Model Rating. The boom head has a large semag of pulleys together with the lugs for attaching the fly jib. A couple of ladders are fixed to the front and top surfaces demqg non-slip walking plates.

Quality This is a high quality crane model which is every bit as impressive as the real machine. A luffing jib was available as a separate accessory.

Inside, the model is securely packed within a pair of polystyrene trays. The AC is an eight axle crane with a capacity of metric tonnes. They hold the boom very well, even with the fly jib, but it takes an act of courage to apply the force to the model needed to extend the cylinders.

Over the fourth axle there are a couple of holes in the main spine beam and into this fits a special piece which holds the counterweight tray ad500 loading and unloading. Instructions are provided which describe how to demaag up the Superlift.