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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:32:00 AM

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My main collections consist of mining, heavy lift and heavy haulage, however there are a number of construction and other related models that I figured deserved their own segment. Thanks for taking a look.

NZG Liebherr RL64 Pipelayers and NZG Liebherr 714 Welding Tractor with custom build welding tent.

Models Include: NZG Liebherr RL 64 Pipelayers, NZG Liebherr 714 Welding Tractor, WSI Kibag Mercedes 8x8 with accessory crane and WSI Kibag lowloader Nooteboom trailer, WSI Kibag Hitachi EX870 excavator, Conrad Kibag Mercedes truck and dump trailer, NZG Volvo EC20C excavator, custom built welding tent made from Evergreen styrene sheeting, various figures from Preiser, Conrad and FirstGear.

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Close up of custom welding tent fitted to boom of the NZG Liebherr 714 Welding Tractor. I hope to add two closing doors to the bottom of the opening and provide a closed circular hole which will allow less "welding light" to escape. This configuration is based on a version I found on Google Images.

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More images to follow...

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KyleS
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 10:12:47 PM

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Nice display!

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9:14:18 PM

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KyleS wrote:
Nice display!


Hi Kyle, thanks so much for the compliments. Take care and all the best.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9:32:23 PM

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Pipelayer Diorama Continued...

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Getting it all lined up.

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Positioning the custom welding tent over the pipes to be joined.

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Because the welding tent is styrene, the crane on the welding tractor can handle it with ease. The welding tent features a small hole to accept the welding hoses through the roof.

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Powerful Liebherr RL 64 Pipelayer that can handle a 100 tonne load.

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Viewing the action from overhead.

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Heavier Kibag Mercedes tractor in place in lieu of the 6x4 Mercedes that came with the trailer. More pipes ready to be offloaded as well as concrete blocks.

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Thai food from last night not agreeing with Billy. :d/

WSI Kibag Hitachi 870 Excavator 1 by ChandlerYohn, on Flickr"/>

Very impressive Kibag excavator attempting to dig through the tempered glass to allow for expansion of the pipelaying project.

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Although Conrad features only functional (low detail) steering on their models you can't deny they reach a solid steering angle.

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Komatsu Topcon transmitter ensuring the grade for the pipes is to specification.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 8:30:19 PM

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OBM Material Handler Models. Featured Models: Ros Sennebogen 8130E Equilibrium Handler, NZG OBM Liebherr 954 C High Rise Material Handler, NZG OBM Sennebogen 835 M Material Handler, NZG OBM Liebherr 586 Loader, WSI van Schaik Ginaf 10x4 Dump Truck, WSI van Schaik Daf 8x4 Dump Truck, WSI Peter Mussche Volvo 6x2 Tractor with tri-axle Dump Trailer, Figures by Preiser and Conrad.

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Perspective is everything! These two machines look like they're of similar height, however the Sennebogen 8130E is about twice as high as the Liebherr 954 C.

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Distributing the load in order to close the transport flaps. Beautiful livery on the Peter Mussche.

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The original Daf was one of WSIs earlier offerings. I was glad I was able to secure the Ginaf in order to have the pair. The fine graphics along the cabs looks sharp.

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Mighty material handler.

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More accurate perspective of proportions, the Sennebogen 8130E is an impressive model for me. I love the detail and the sheer size of this very unique model. I didn't figure it would come out in a liveried edition as Ros doesn't seem to have many/any offerings of liveries.

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BB shot loaded into the rear counterweights allows the model to be posed with any boom position without hydraulic bleed.

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Photo etched platforms adorn the model. One weakness however, is the plastic railings which are not always as straight as a well done metal railway.

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I was really impressed with the OBM livery and I'm glad they have several representative models from their fleet.

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NZG can certainly do some solid graphics.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:09:29 PM

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Van Dalen Excavating Pipelaying Project. Featured Models: NZG Van Dalen Volvo EC460 Excavator, WSI Van Dalen Scania Torpedo 6x4 with tri-axle dump trailer, WSI Netherlands Police VW Van, Universal Hobbies Komatsu CK25 Skid Steer Loader, Steel City GME Bedding Box, GME Trench Box, Tekno Mammoet Flat Rack Container, WSI extendible container trailer and Figures by Preiser.

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Van Dalen Excavation 2 by ChandlerYohn, on Flickr"/>

Very nice combination of a WSI truck and an NZG excavator in the livery of Van Dalen of the Netherlands.

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Police providing oversight of traffic control.

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Bedding box being filled to prep the fill for the underground pipeline installation.

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I think the detail on the small Komatsu skid steer loader is amazing.

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Van Dalen Excavation 10 by ChandlerYohn, on Flickr"/>

Project view from the roadside.

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Van Dalen Excavation 12 by ChandlerYohn, on Flickr"/>

Oflloading pipe sections from a rented Mammoet flat rack container.

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Van Dalen Excavation 15 by ChandlerYohn, on Flickr"/>

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YCC shackle fits perfectly into the lifting eye on the bucket of the Volvo Excavator.

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Ironstef70
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:45:54 PM

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I will always believe that quality models deserve to be displayed in action, just as you do (and with great attention to details, just like Fabio's refinery plant, Ethan's diorama, and many other members also on this forum). Applause

So much money invested would be a shame to be left in the boxes.

Stephane

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:13:10 PM

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Hi Stephane, always great to hear from you, and thanks so much for the inspiring comments. I have almost as much fun adding small little detailed components to my collection as the big pieces, because as you pointed out, the narrative that they add is worth their weight in gold.

Take care and all the best.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 7:28:20 PM

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An update with the Sany 86 m Concrete Pump (Unknown Manufacturer) which made for a great model, but sadly the 1:1 version was not comercially viable. Featured models: NZG Wirtgen 42 m concrete pump, Conrad Kibag Mercedes Cement Mixer and figures by Preiser.

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A very impressive 9 axle carrier.

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Very fine tampo printing which adds greatly to the realism. Badged for the Asian market.

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Coloured plastic rear lights are inset into the rear stabilizers. The cement hopper with removable cover embossed with the Sany logo, and small hazard indicators on the boom and stabilizers. The simulated piping along the boom is surprisingly metal which is high quality compared to the plastic featured on most concrete pumps.

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Massive front stabilizers opened to reveal the engine compartment. Engine grille is actually inset and painted and does not feature photo etch mesh, but it looks quite convincing. Cab is well detailed with blue seats and clear plastic headlights, painted detailed highlights and reasonably sized warning beacons.

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Boom extended and posed being loaded by a Kibag cement mixer.

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More detail revealed. Stabilizers unfortunately have screw threads, but they are very fine and at a distance it is somewhat difficult to discern that they are in fact not smooth pistons.

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Cement hopper opened to reveal screen. Stairs leading to rear platform lack texture.

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Heavy duty hydraulics maintain the boom in any desired pose. Continuity (no gaps) of the piping is excellent across joints. Metal piping allows for excellent colour consistency across the entirety of the boom.








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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 5:57:35 PM

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After a technical delay and life getting in the way... here are the remainder of the Sany pics.

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Alternate view of piping detail along the boom.

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Comparison of the 86 m Sany to the NZG 42 m Waitzinger pump. I ran out of ceiling so the Sany does have a little higher to go. The discharge nozzle on the NZG Waitzinger pump can be rotated into any position and clips into position for stowage. The Sany on the other hand has a spring mounting it to the boom so it cannot be posed hanging freely. I will have to think up a way to get a flexible wire inside so that it can hold a better pose in a straight down position. The discharge nozzle on the Sany also clips into position for transport.

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The NZG Waitzinger being loaded by the Kibag Cement Mixer.

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Detail view of the NZG variant. The threads for the stabilizers are even more pronounced as the metal has a brass appearance. The piping is all plastic, but fits together very well.

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Opening hopper on the Waitzinger revals a grilled insert. Rear steer on the Kibag mixer turns to a decent angle.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 6:17:24 PM

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A Kibag paving Diorama. Featured models are:

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The menagerie of vehicles, in a sea of Kibag blue.

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Traffic management, setting up the Jersey Barriers.

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Sharp looking Mercs.

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Loading up ancilliary equipment.

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Carefully guiding the big Liebherr 764 dozer onto the lowloader beam.

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Support vehicles.

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NZG Wirtgen W250i prepped to be loaded on the next lowloader.

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FiatAllisHD41
Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 10:29:37 PM
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Great collection ChandlerYohn ! Like the MH Sennebogen crawler version, the Liebherr pipelayers ,heck I like them all.




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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 11:16:30 PM

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Very nice to see some black rocks getting laid.Teeth The more I work in asphalt the more I like it.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:04:28 PM

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Here are some pics of an uncommon little piece, the NZG Lancer Side Loader Forklift. This was a one-off find and I was pleasantly surprised with it. I think it will feature nicely into some dioramas.

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The complicated lifting mechanism has been replicated quite well. The forks can be positioned for width. There is a dual stage lifting mechanism as revealed here at max height.

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Another interesting feature of the lifting mechanism is that it can be adjusted into or away from the vehicle which allows the loads to be placed onto the ground or onto the the flat deck as was seen earlier with the crane mats. Interestingly the headlights have clear covers overtop of the painted headlights. Detail on the cab, windscreen wiper and wire mesh is achieved through tampo printing on the clear plastic.

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Detail on the back revealed. This again is achieved through tampo printing on the back surface. The rear towing hitch is fixed. Although not visible from this angle, there is a silver highlighted fuel filler cap. As on the real machine the steering is limited only to the front axle.




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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:06:59 PM

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Basketball Man wrote:
Very nice to see some black rocks getting laid.Teeth The more I work in asphalt the more I like it.


Hi Ethan, thanks so much for the compliments. I love the paving equipment as well and it is also very common to see which inspires the dioramas. I just recently received a couple of the Greg's Customs road signs which I think will add tremendously to the overall look (at least for a North American setup).

Take care and Merry Christmas.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:07:47 PM

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FiatAllisHD41 wrote:

Great collection ChandlerYohn ! Like the MH Sennebogen crawler version, the Liebherr pipelayers ,heck I like them all.




Hi FiatAllis, thanks so much for the compliments. I am so glad you like the displays.

Take care and Merry Christmas.

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Ironstef70
Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:26:34 PM

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Indeed that little Lance lift is a rare find. I have never seen one before.

Thanks for the review a la Cranes etc Wink

Stephane

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:30:32 AM

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Ironstef70 wrote:
Indeed that little Lance lift is a rare find. I have never seen one before.

Thanks for the review a la Cranes etc Wink

Stephane


Hi Stephane, great to hear from you. If it was a true Cranes Etc. knock off review then I would have to add that it is "complete out of the box" which it was. LOL! The packaging is actually a display case similar to the NZG Merc Unimogs.

Take care and Merry Christmas.

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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 6:40:02 PM

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What a beautiful collection! Very nice dioramas!

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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:40:54 PM

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Kone Crane SMV 45-1200 B Forklift (unknown manufacturer), Kone Crane SMW 4531 TBS Reach Stacker (unknown manufactuer), Linde C4531 Reach Stacker (unknown manufacturer), Kalmar DRF450 Reach Stacker (Motorart), Kalmar DCE 160 (MLB Models), Linde H50-500 Forklift (Siku). Also featured WSI containers, WSI trucks, Tekno containers, Tekno Super Rack, WSI Broshuis Container Trailer, Tekno Wooden Box Load and Tekno straps.

The two reach stackers are literally identical models with a different paint scheme so your ownership should be based on which colour you like best. The detail on these reach stackers is limited. The hydraulic hose chain is absent along the left side of the boom, the lifting lugs for the counterweight on the machine is solid and not drilled out and there is no rear light details. I intend to drill out the lifting lugs and detail the rear lights with a touch of paint. One key feature absent on these models, but present on other reach stackers is an adjustable cab that can be placed either forwards or backwards. With these models it is permantently fixed in the rear position.

The colour match of the Kone Crane Reach Stacker and Heavy Forklift is different which was unfortunate.

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Adequately detailed small Linde H50-500 forklift which has been included w/ some Tekno models. Is a nice accesory for dioramas.

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Ready to lift a helping hand.

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Moving up the scale is the Kalmar DCE160 which is a beautifully detailed model. This was modified by opening the plastic bottom of the model and filling it with small BB gun pellets to add ballast weight and allow it to carry a heavier load without tipping. In order to keep the lifting column canted back slightly a small sewing needle was placed at the base of the pivot point. Without the sewing pin the load leans forward and is likely to slip forward and off of the forks. More pics to follow along it's bigger brother the DRF450 Reach Stacker.

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Heavy hitting 45 tonne Kone Crane Forklift is the largest forklift in my collection. The detail is intermediate on this model. Some customizations were the addition of black paint to simulate weather stripping along the side access panels, black paint to highlight the raised detail on the sides, some silver and black for the key lock on the cabin door and highlighting of the small grill along the cab. The covers for the securing bolts on the top of the counterweight were also highlighted with black paint. This model also had the ballast addition of BB gun pellets placed into the undercarriage to allow the model to carry weight. The sewing needle was again placed at the pivot point of the lifting rams in order to cant the arms back and support a load without it sliding forward off of the forks.

You don't need to have microsurgical skills to add this detail. Paint into the recessed area, then before the paint dries or cures, clean your brush in paint thinner, draw off any excess so there is just a very fine amount in order to wick the wet paint into the bristles. With this technique you can gently wipe away any excess paint. Keep cleaning the brush and re-applying the very small amounts of paint thinner. The finish of the model will not be affected because the paint on the model is fully cured.

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Side profile highlighting some of the fine detailing additions.

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Zooming into the front you can see a little more customization with the headlights on the front wheel wells only being clear plastic. These were painted with a layer of silver, then white to brighten and finally a matte black for the headlight housing. This helped to create a brighter headlight appearance. The turn signals/running lights were just grey squares. These were painted with a layer of white, then orange and finally a clear varnish to make them look like a shiny plastic.

Just off to the right you can see the Kone Crane reach stacker with headlight and running light that have not yet been detailed. The pain is a subtle addition to the detail, but I am was pleased with how it brings a little more life to the model.

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Detail of the rear of the big forklift demonstrating the aforementioned details to the bolt covers at the top of the counterweight and also the recessed black circles at the back of the counterweight. The reverse and brake lights were also just clear raised cubes so they had white and red paint applied respectively. The brake light then had a layer of white paint to brighten it and then a final coat of matte plack at the back of both to simulate the housing for the lights.

A small dab of black paint was added to the exhaust to simulate a hole.

In hindsight it probably would have been better to have done before and after pics...

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Earning it's keep lifting containers (the reason I bought this model). If you look closely you'll see that the lifting forks do not enter into the slots at the bottom of the container, but they do exit the slots. Unfortunately the base of the forks are too thick to fit into the holes at the bottom of the WSI container. This pose is at full lift with the two stages of height extension raised.

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Added into the mix is the Kone Crane SMW 4531 TBS Reach Stacker. As mentioned above, one let down is that the colours of the two Kone Crane models do not match. The details on this model are adequate, however some further detailing will bring this model up a few notches.

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One redeeming quality of the Kone Crane (and Linde) Reach Stacker is the addition of hydraulic cabling to the slewing motors on the container grab turn table.

Side by side comparison of painted headlights and without paint.

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Side profile, loading a Kibag container onto a WSI Broshuis container trailer attacked to a Kibag Merc.




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