Conrad Liebherr LTR 1100 Crawler Crane ‘HEBO’ by Cranes Etc TV


The Liebherr TR 1100 is a telescopic crawler crane with a maximum capacity of 100
tonnes. It has been modeled in the colours of
many different companies and this particular version is in the
colors of HEBO which is a Dutch maritime services company. The packaging consists of a Liebherr
branded sleeve so we can slide out the trays from one end and the first thing that comes out with
them is the instruction sheet. And it’s good enough as it describes all
the main features of the model. The photos are nice and clear and it’s
always good to see a fully itemised parts list, and as long as you hold it the right way
up there are also instructions in a number of different languages. Let’s move on and lift the lid on the
box and we get to see the model which is not
in an Australian configuration, just the box is the wrong way around. Its
tightly packed with parts including a couple of bags. To start the assembly we will separate some plastic
bolts from the sprig and the first use for them is to attach
the jacks to the undercarriage. These jacks used to raise the crane up
with the crawler tracks removed, and on the model the jacks work because
you can unscrew them to lower the pads. Each of the four jacks is held in place
by a couple of pins and as long as you line the holes up properly
they are a good fit. The next item to bolt on is the
auxiliary winch and again all that’s needed is to feed in
four plastic bolts into the pinning positions. One nice
aspect of the model is the self raising counterweight system, and the assembly of that starts by attaching
chains to the lifting system. That is a little bit fiddly but when
you’ve got it done you can feed them into the lift cylinders. What we’re doing
here is to assemble the model into a transport configuration and so the next thing to do is to add a
hook. Two are supplied and they are nice metal parts with metal pulleys. For shipping the winch rope is secured in
place by some black tape and if that is peeled off you can pull out
as much winch rope as you need. You can then get on with the fun job of
reeving up the hook and fortunately this one is fairly
straightforward and easy to do. There is no tying-off point provided so here
the thread has been taken back to top axle and then snipped off. The last bit of
assembly is to fix the auxiliary jib and firstly there are a couple of
plastic brackets which clip into place. They’re not the same size but the bigger
one goes at the front. Once the clips are in place you can hang
the auxiliary jib onto the brackets and with that done the
model is complete in a transport configuration. Looking underneath there’s no detail on
the undercarriage but the metal tracks are good, and are mounted on decent looking frames
but there are no working rollers. Between the tracks the ballast boxes are metal and they have usable lifting lugs. This model first appeared in 2007 so
some of the detailing is simple and the cab is one example. The HEBO
graphics are mostly sharp and the colour scheme is attractive. At the
rear the counterweight system is detailed and the Liebherr name is cast in relief. Detailing within the body is fairly
simple and is limited to the exhaust system. The main boom ram jacket is plastic but
with a very good colour match to the metal parts, and one nice improvement on the later
versions of these models is that all of the pulleys are metal. Finally the two hooks are both good quality
metal parts. For a change the first feature we will look at is the flexibility it
has in being used as a transport load. As you see here it is a good fit on a low
loader with a wide bed but in fact it is also possible to
unclip the crawler tracks. It is not mentioned in the
instructions but it is possible. The crane looks good on a low loader on
its own but if you’ve got two suitable trucks you can then form a mini diorama and use the rest of the parts of the
crane to fit onto a second truck, and to complete the true Cranes Etc
look you can add a few lazy stand-around workers… Moving on to the test of the crawler tracks and they won’t roll on a smooth surface, but the mechanism is pretty loose and it
turns well by hand. But the machine is designed for rough
terrain so let’s get the tracks something they can bite into, and then they roll very well when you push the
model along. There is another feature of the crawler
tracks which is that they are extendable so they can be narrow for transport and
widened out when they are at work to give a better base for the crane. The
other way to increase stability is to add some weight and the ballast boxes just
hook over on each end, and then we can look to add some proper
counterweight. The model is good because the counterweight has all been supplied in separate pieces just like the real crane, and you can stack it up and then get it ready
for self-ballasting. So here the crane goes reversing up into
position ready to lift its own counterweight. But to do that you need to pin the
chains into position but this is a fiddly frustrating job
and it can cause you to punch your own head off! But if you do manage to keep your head
on and make the pin connections than is possible to lift the counterweight
with the chains and that’s what the real crane would do.
It would use the cylinders to lift up the counterweight so it can be attached. Finally pinning the counterweight into
position on the model is another tricky job because you need to engage the plastic
pins a bit further. With the attachment made you can lower the lifting rams. Moving on to some of the other features
on the crane, it rotates but it’s a bit stiff so it might need to be turned a few
times to stop the driver spilling his coffee. But to make sure he does spill the coffee
you can tilt the cab. Raising the boom is just done in a
normal way by pulling it up but you might need to go down the gym
for some training because it is very very stiff. Still that does mean it will hold any
angle rather than flopping down. Extending the boom is just done in a
normal way for these telescopic cranes. The sections can be pulled out in turn and they slide fairly smoothly. To maintain
the pose at the maximum extension there is the usual locking system in the telescopic sections. The last
configuration option available is to put the auxiliary jib onto the end of the
boom and because of paint thicknesses it is a fairly
tight fit. Once it’s on you open it up to get the
operating angle and it is fixed into place with some fairly
long plastic pins. One issue though is that the secondary
hook has two pulleys and that means it doesn’t hang straight
because you can only use one of the pulleys. If you want to operate the winches you
have to turn them by your finger or thumb so if you do a lot of it expect to wear
through to the bone. One other nice thing is that when it’s
fully extended you do get a big and impressive model. As for how big well
let’s put the tape on and it’s about 43 inches or 110
centimetres. As the model first appeared in 2007 so the
level of detailing is not high but it makes up for it in terms of features
and flexibility. This HEBO limited edition certainly
looks smart and overall the model is highly
recommended.

10 comments on “Conrad Liebherr LTR 1100 Crawler Crane ‘HEBO’ by Cranes Etc TV”

  1. gfpd2722 says:

    I would love to see some of the very large model cranes.

  2. Nat Ingledew says:

    Very nice crane good vid

  3. fregaropa says:

    another great review ! i might get the liebherr branded simple version!

  4. Nhien Pham Thanh says:

    , kmj

  5. Ricky Yang says:

    Would you please tell me what brand or what model of the time 4:29 blue trailer?Thank you.

  6. Phil's place says:

    Hi, Do you know, does the model of ltr 1220 model exist?

  7. Quân Minh says:

    Cho hỏi chiếc xe này bao nhiêu ạ

  8. Fatpython 8 says:

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