The Volvo EC290 Hydraulic Excavator is a 1:50 scale model by Siku Toys.
Anyone looking for a detailed accurate scale model of a tracked giant excavator should look no further.
German toy engineers Siku specialize in die-cast vehicles. The Volvo Excavator is made almost exclusively of solid die-cast components expertly riveted or screwed together. Plastic is only used for the glass in the cab and the hydraulic hoses.
The tracks are made of rubber belts that turn very realistically when the excavator is pushed along. What’s more the tracks do not come off the guide wheels easily as they are engineered with an inner groove.
The great degree of movement means the Siku Hydraulic Excavator can be positioned just about any way you choose. This makes it, as with Siku’s other models, suitable for both play and display.
Detailed, rugged and great fun, the Siku Volvo EC 290 Hydraulic Excavator would make a satisfying addition to any collection of toy diggers.