By Hans-Georg Schmitt
All text by, and copyright of, the Author. Photographs all supplied by the manufacturer.
Here we look at the releases from Conrad during the second half of 2018. Conrad are a German maker of construction related vehicles. These are diecast to 1:50 scale in Germany.
Art.No. 2515/01 DELMAG RH 18/200
Rotary drilling rig on the SR 25 E base unit.
Art.No. 2114/02 GROVE GMK 6300L
This large all terrain crane is fitted with a working jib extension; It is in Wiesbauer livery. Weisbauer have ordered many of these units from Terex.
Art.No. 2114/05 GROVE GMK 6300L
Here is the same all terrain crane unit with a working jib extension; here liveried for SARENS a Belgian provider of cranes from mobile units like this to huge tower cranes.
Art.No. 5516/0 BUCHER Municipal City Cat 5006
This compact vehicle for street cleaning is made by German firm specialising in supplying equipment to local authorities. Other divisions supply snow ploughs, airport maintenance equipment and the like. The City Cat range is designed to be very low emissions.
This is the first release in plain manufacturer’s livery. I expect future releases to be in various city and town liveries.
ZOELLER X2 Garbage truck
Zoeller are a German company specialise in waste disposal units of varying types. Here Conrad models the Zoeller equipment on a MAN TGS M Euro 6 chassis.
This is a first release in the manufacturers livery.
Art.No. 2210/01 KOBELCO SK500LC-10 tracked excavator
Here we have a US version of the Kobelko crawler excavator. This is built in Hiroshima in Japan and exported to US and Europe in considerable numbers.
Art.No. 2767/0 SANDVIK TH663 Dumper
This is a large dumper from Sandvik which is a Swedish firm which specialises in huge mining equipment.
Again this is a first release of this model and will I am sure also appear in operator’s liveries at some point.
Art.No. 2441/02 SANDVIK LH621 Tunnel loader 2016
Another model in Sandvik livery. This model is a 21-metric-ton loader and hauler designed to allow operation underground.
Art.No. 2115/0 TEREX RT90 Rough terrain crane
This Terex crane is designed to operate on rough terrain and has a five section boom. The model also has a extending boom. It is in Terex livery and is the first release of this model which will appear later in operator liveries.
Art.No. 2115/01 TEREX RT100 US Rough terrain crane
Here is the US version of the crane designated RT100.
Art.No. 2106/07 LIEBHERR MK88 mobile building site cran
Another livery on this mobile crane which opens up to create a mounted tower crane capable of reaching multi-storey buildings.
Art.No. 2209/01 LIEBHERR R920 Compact tracked excavator with movable jib
This model has a working two part boom and is in operator Wörmann’s livery.
Art.No. 76213/0 FAYMONVILLE Variomax articulated Deep-bed lowloader on MAN TGX SLT 4axle
Faymonville trailer building spreads across Europe with operations in Luxembourg, Belgium, Poland, Italy and even assembly from kits in Russia. This model is a low bed semi-trailer with pendle axle chassis between the gooseneck and the low bed.
Here it is in its first release using the MAN tractor unit already in the Conrad range.
Art.No. 78179/0 DOLL long timber truck with Mercedes-Benz Arocs
Here is another new release with the timber truck modelled in its “outward bound” configuration. Liveried for Doll a specialist German trailer maker. It seems to be based on their M2K -10 timber unit.
Art.No. 78183/0 Doll short timber transport with Mercedes-Benz Arocs
Here we have timber lorry with trailers from Doll. These appear to be based upon their Logo range. Again this appears to be a new release.
Art.No. 78227/01 PUTZMEISTER PUMI 25-4 Concrete mixer on Mercedes-Benz Arocs 4 axle
A second version on this casting. Here in the livery of Putzmeister the manufacturer. Putzmeister are a large maker of concrete pumps producing in Europe and with a division in the US.
Art.No. 1616/01 MAN TGE flat bed truck
Here we have a second livery on this truck which is a recent introduction by MAN which is part of the Volkswagen group and which is based upon the Crafter van.
Art.No. 2449/07 TORION 1914 wheel loader
The Torion 1914 is the low end model in CLAAS’s medium to heavy loader range. It has been seen already in Conrad range many times.
Art.No. 2737/11 LIEBHERR LG 1750 lattice mast crane
Here this huge mast crane model is seen in MEDIACO livery.
Art.No. 5517/0 GOLDHOFER AST-2 airfield tractor
Another new model, here in the makers livery. This is the new towbarless aircraft moving unit from that maker.
Art.No. 76238/0 MAN TGX XLX Euro 6 3-axle truck with Palfinger loading crane
WÖRMANN livery on this MAN truck makes it an impressive unit with its large loading crane. Again this is a new version and is likely to appear in many liveries.