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Cat345bl
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 7:28:32 PM
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Don't know if anyone seen this yet, but Kobelco unveiled their 1/50 SK500LC-10 at Intermat 2018 earlier this week in Paris. Looks like a great model, and it will be interesting if a version is done in North American yellow colors down the road. I will be definitely be getting this one in 2018.



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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:32:50 AM

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Knowing Conrad's build quality,it will be mostly metal,robust,and the movement/functionality will be good.Its on my list of 'must haves'.Teeth Looks good,in the photo,but there are probably pleasant surprises.
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:02:18 AM
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Good news, I hope Kobelco keeps releasing models in 1/50.
It looks like finally, they have someone in their promotions department who understands the Diecast collecting hobby.
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:08:53 PM

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All future releases from Kobelco should be in 1:50th scale and there are several already in development for later this year and Bauma next year



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Cat345bl
Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:22:23 PM
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Steven, thanks for the update I will hold off until the yellow version comes out. This looks like Conrad's best excavator model to date. I agree too that Kobelco is really try to get a stronger presence in this hobby, and now I finally think they understand the popularity of 1/50th scale. Other then the Blade Runner that they have in development it will be interesting to see what other new excavators models that they have lined up.

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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 12:22:41 AM
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I may have to get one of these as my first conrad model.


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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 11:03:18 AM
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Although i am not too big on modern stuff, i gotta admit this one looks great then, the 40-50 ton excavator class not being the most represented in 1/50 this one will be welcome!!
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Cat345bl
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 9:10:22 PM
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Appears that the North American version is now available in Europe.



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Quinella
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 10:47:59 PM

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Dang, I have an order in for the blue, but now I think the yellow will suit just fine. Conrad makes quality. CAW
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 8:30:22 PM
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Mine came in the other day that I had preordered from DHS, and figured I would take some quick pics of it. It is a well done model by Conrad and may be their best excavator to date. One neat feature of the the model is that the tracks can be extended or retracted for transport. This my 6th excavator from Conrad (planning on adding a Liebherr R954C, and possibly a Link-Belt 800X2 to the fleet), and I may consider getting the teal version in the near future. Hope they will have the opportunity to do more Kobelco models in the future especially cranes.









Tracks Retracted


Tracks Extended


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Quinella
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Yes, I got mine a month ago and love it. I had ordered the teal, but changed in mid-course. Glad I did. Conrad makes great models. Though I love my WSI Volvo and Hitachi TMC models, they don't have the quality of a Conrad. I do have the Linkbelt 250 Long Reach, the NZG Volvo, and the Conrad Terex 225. Of all Conrad ranks highest to me. But what do I know, I'm a truck nut. CAW
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Hi Quinella,

If you go to Kobelco web site they have a fan shop I registered with them last year ,the send all there updates to you
Also recived a nice cap from them.
Just thought I wold let you know.
Leon.
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Thank you Leon. CAW
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Quinella wrote:
Yes, I got mine a month ago and love it. I had ordered the teal, but changed in mid-course. Glad I did. Conrad makes great models. Though I love my WSI Volvo and Hitachi TMC models, they don't have the quality of a Conrad. I do have the Linkbelt 250 Long Reach, the NZG Volvo, and the Conrad Terex 225. Of all Conrad ranks highest to me. But what do I know, I'm a truck nut. CAW


Conrad (and pre China NZG) does make the best construction and crane models out there. Around 2004 Conrad really started to improve their products and manufacturing techniques allowing their models to have the best range of movement, and quality out there. I have too many problems with Chinese manufacturers (Norscot, ERTL, First Gear, and Motorart) with cylinders not holding any posses, and metal tracks breaking, and have decided to stick to Conrad, even if I have to buy obscure brands or foreign types/configurations of equipment. Conrad's trucks are also good too, although companies like WSI, TWH, and Sword really started to produce the trucks that collectors demanded while having very decent quality from their facilities in China.

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Quinella
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Cat345bl wrote:
Quinella wrote:
Yes, I got mine a month ago and love it. I had ordered the teal, but changed in mid-course. Glad I did. Conrad makes great models. Though I love my WSI Volvo and Hitachi TMC models, they don't have the quality of a Conrad. I do have the Linkbelt 250 Long Reach, the NZG Volvo, and the Conrad Terex 225. Of all Conrad ranks highest to me. But what do I know, I'm a truck nut. CAW


Conrad (and pre China NZG) does make the best construction and crane models out there. Around 2004 Conrad really started to improve their products and manufacturing techniques allowing their models to have the best range of movement, and quality out there. I have too many problems with Chinese manufacturers (Norscot, ERTL, First Gear, and Motorart) with cylinders not holding any posses, and metal tracks breaking, and have decided to stick to Conrad, even if I have to buy obscure brands or foreign types/configurations of equipment. Conrad's trucks are also good too, although companies like WSI, TWH, and Sword really started to produce the trucks that collectors demanded while having very decent quality from their facilities in China.


How about these TMC excavators like the Hitachi and the Doosan? This guy in China named "min-2015" has a good reputation, but I don't know about the quality of the Doosan or the new Hitachi Zaxis 225. I also look for great company names on the excavators. I don't want a Liebherr though. I would love a larger Terex excavator, larger than their 225. Any suggestions? CAW
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Quinella I have a suggestion, design and manufacturer one you tight wad. I have have a couple of other suggestions for you also but this isn’t the proper forum.
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Quinella I have a suggestion, design and manufacturer one you tight wad. I have have a couple of other suggestions for you also but this isn’t the proper forum.
RI


Back off your meds again huh? I think I'll go with another Hitachi, maybe that 870 in Mammoet colors. It will take a home equity line though. CAW
Exkvate3140
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Quinella I’m never off my meds that’s why I’m so happy. Instead of taking out a line of credit on your home why don’t you just sell one of those 3 Smart cars you own. You will probably get the most scratch out of the mint green one with the wide bicycle tires and the purple lights on the frame. That Hitachi will look good being pulled by one of those WSI Volvo VN780’s. WAC
Quinella
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Quinella I’m never off my meds that’s why I’m so happy. Instead of taking out a line of credit on your home why don’t you just sell one of those 3 Smart cars you own. You will probably get the most scratch out of the mint green one with the wide bicycle tires and the purple lights on the frame. That Hitachi will look good being pulled by one of those WSI Volvo VN780’s. WAC


I bet you drove a pink Volvo. Besides, it couldn't pull a Hitachi 870, only a Kenworth could. Why don't you move over there and stick your finger in one of those dykes. Bet you've already done that here in the USA!!! CAW
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