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MAN HAK 19.241 Hauber Snow Plough and Spreader

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  1053
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  December 2013

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MAN HAK 19.241 Hauber Snow Plough and Spreader Video
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Conrad branded box.
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Profile view.
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Excellent steering angle.
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Spreader down and ladder up.
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Plough raised.
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Hopper cover is plastic.  Spreader raised out of service.
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Inside the hopper.  There is a real rubber belt at the bottom.
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Tips to a reasonable angle.
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This model is a MAN HAK 19.241 Hauber 4x4 tipper truck chassis fitted with a snow plough, and a hopper and spreader for de-icing salt.


The model comes in a Conrad branded box with the model protected by a foam rubber insert. 

There were no missing parts on the review model but one headlight lens was lose in the box and easily re-attached.  A separate tailgate is supplied for the tipper but it is difficult to fit.

There is no information about the real machine or the model.  There are a number of parts to fit including the door mirrors, width guides, and snow plough.


The chassis detailing is good with the full 4x4 transmission modelled in plastic.  The steering is represented in a functional way and the plastic wheel hubs are smart with the same tyres fitted on all axles.  There are metal tanks around the chassis and a silver exhaust.

The cab has a beacon light on the roof, and the wipers are represented by graphics.  The MAN radiator grille looks good and the logo adds detail.  A plastic plate provides the snow plough attachment point.  The cab door handles are highlighted in silver and although the wheel arch lining is plastic the colour match is excellent so it is hard to tell.  Inside the cab details are sparse but appropriate.

Under the hood is a chromed engine block. 

At the rear there are plastic mud flaps with painted lights above.

The tipper body is a metal casting with ribbed sides.  A separate tailgate matches the body design.

At the front the snow plough has a metal blade with anti-wear plates on the bottom edge and twin rollers are modelled behind the blade.  Behind the blade the support structure is complex although the brass rivets are a little obtrusive.  There are also a couple of warning flags.

The spreader equipment has a metal frame.  Inside the hopper there is a plastic deflector to protect the rubber belt below during the loading of the salt.  A plastic cover fits on top. 

At the rear the salt spreader is a metal casting as are the support legs.  The access ladder and handrail are metal. 


The front axle has a very good range of steering movement and the rear axle has float to represent suspension.

The hood opens to reveal the engine and it can be posed in the open position.

The tipper body tilts to a reasonable angle.  A tailgate can be fitted but it is difficult as paint thicknesses and casting tolerances prevented it being fitted on the review model until some metal was filled off at the hinge and on the edges.

The snow plough can be attached to the front.  It can be raised for road driving or lowered for ploughing.  It can also be angled a little to each side.

The spreader equipment can be supported on its own legs or fitted to the tipper.  The cover can be removed to allow the salt to be loaded. 

At the rear the access ladder can be lowered.  The spreader can be lowered from its transport position.


This is a robust model with a high metal content and plastic is used appropriately.

The paint finish is good and the few graphics are sharp.


The model is good value.


This is another interesting model of an old MAN truck.  It looks good and there are plenty of features to enable it to be posed in different ways.  However some work may be necessary to fit the tailgate.


This version of the model appeared in November 2013.

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Parts out of the box.
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Plough down.
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Detailed 4x4 chassis underneath.
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Good detail behind the blade.
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Engine under the hood.
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Hopper on its support legs with the access ladder down.
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Ready to go to work.
Tailgate fitted - but it is not easy to do.
Tip it all out.