Hamm GRW280 Rubber Wheeled Roller with Cab Schnorpfeil
By: Steven Downes
The Hamm GRW280 roller features an asymmetrical frame allowing
an unhindered view of the outer wheels with a comfortable and
ergonomically designed work place with a hydrostatic drive for
precision control, powered by a powerful Deutz Tier III diesel
engine and having the capacity to ballast up to 28 ton. Many of
these details have been captured in the 1:50th scale replica
presented here from NZG.
Two versions of the GRW280 have been produced in 1:50th scale
and I take a look here at the enclosed cab version. The spacious
cabin interior has been fully replicated including the drivers seat
and central console which is fixed in a forward facing central
position. This is all visible through the large glazed windows of
the accurately modelled cab which has grab rails and cast door
hinge detailing on both sides.
The Deutz TCD 2012 L04 2V 4-cylinder diesel engine has been
accurately captured within the engine compartment. All the engine
components are visible including the cooling and exhaust systems by
raising the single piece engine cover. The silver finished deck
plates have a textured diamond plate surface which looks the part
and the model features plastic lenses for the work and brake lights
which have been tinted red and look very authentic, integrated into
the body casting which also features recessed points on the corners
where lifting brackets have been replicated.
The front axles have working steering which achieves a
reasonably degree of movement with both sets of wheels having
sprung suspension allowing the model to simulate the abilities of
the machine on uneven ground. Small plastic wheel cleaning bars
have been fitted which pivot and have bolt head detailing cast into
the surface for added realism.