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Mercedes Benz LAK 2624 Tipper

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  1051/04
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2012

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Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)75%


Mercedes Benz LAK 2624 Tipper Video
Conrad box.
Characteristic round nosed body.
Painted lights.
Front opening bonnet.
Tipping height is good.
Good structure on the tipper body.
This model is of a historic truck, the Mercedes Benz LAK 2624.  It is a 6x6 chassis fitted with a tipper body.


It comes in a standard Conrad branded box and the model sits in foam rubber.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

The only assembly required is to fit width indicators and mirrors, which is easy to do.


Underneath, the chassis has the transmission and suspension modelled in detail with the transmission elements in plastic.  The treaded tyres are mounted on nicely detailed wheels with all tyres of the same design. 

The cab is all metal and the lights within the front bumper have plastic lenses.  An excellent mesh radiator grille looks great and there is a tiny Mercedes logo on the front of the bonnet.  Under the engine cover is a metal engine block. 

On the side of the body the Mercedes model number appears, and there are finely painted indicator lights. 

Behind the cab the chassis is metal with good looking leaf springs on the rear axles.  The rear light clusters are painted and there is a towing hitch.

The tipper body is all metal with the structure modelled well.


The front axle steers and has a very good range of movement.  The rear axles have a degree of movement to represent suspension. 

The bonnet lifts up to reveal the engine and it can stay in a raised position.

The body tips to a very good angle with the rams being very stiff.  The tailgate opens and shuts.


This is a strong well made model.  It has a high metal content and is well finished.


The price is good for the quality offered.


This is a pleasing model of a historic truck and is highly recommended.


The model first appeared in 2011 and has been made in a variety of colours.

Foam rubber wrapping.
Good steering angle.
Good tyres and wheels.
Detailed chassis.
Double rams on the tipper.
Profile view.
Loaded with rocks.