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MAN TGX Flatbed + Palfinger PK 53002 SH - Kahl & Jansen

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  70204/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2016

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MAN TGX Flatbed + Palfinger PK 53002 SH - Kahl & Jansen Video  [Youku video]
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Conrad branded box.
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Profile view.
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MAN cab has good graphics.
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Detailed chassis.
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Side protection bars are soft plastic.
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Carrying a tower crane section.
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The Palfinger opened out.
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Height of lifting is impressive.
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This model is a MAN TGX 6x4 flatbed truck with a Palfinger loader crane.

The Palfinger PK 53002 SH can lift a maximum load of 18 tonnes, and has a hydraulic outreach of 21m.

This version of the model is in the colours of Kahl & Jansen, a German logistics company.


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

The review model had no missing parts and one minor paint defect. 

There is no information about the real machine provided and no instructions for the model.  Assembly of the model is simple with only door mirrors and aerials to be fitted.  The two hooks have to be fixed in position also.


The MAN TGX 6x4 chassis detail is good, with the main transmission and suspension parts made of plastic.  The steering is modelled in a functional way.  The wheels are very smart and wider tyres are fitted on the front axle.  The rear outriggers are metal with screw down pads and the front ones are two-stage fairly soft plastic.

The cab is nicely detailed with colour-coded door mirrors, and the Kahl & Jansen graphics are good.

Behind the loader crane, the flatbed is a single casting but with good detail and the drop side hinges are delineated.  At the back the rear lights are painted.

The Palfinger looks good.  The red parts are metal with the other parts in black plastic.  On one side there is a box and some controls, and there are various other boxes around the boom foot.  The telescopic part has five sections and there is a separate hydraulic cylinder for each extending piece.  A winch drum is fitted.

Two hooks are supplied, a plastic fixed one, and a small metal one on the hoist rope although as it does not weigh much, it cannot keep the hoist rope taut.


The steering angle is excellent and the rear axles have a degree of up and down float representing suspension. 

The cab tilts forward to a degree to reveal the engine.

The front outriggers twist down and both front and rear can be extended and the pads screwed down.  The front plastic beams are a little too flexible.

A full range of movement is possible on the Palfinger crane.  It turns full circle and can be unfolded and raised almost vertically.  The telescopic sections extend out and are stiff enough to hold a pose. 

The two hooks can be fitted at any of three fixing points along the boom, and the winch hook can be lowered and raised by turning the drum.


This is a quality model with an appropriate use of plastic. 

The paintwork is generally very good with some nice graphics.


The model is good value.


Conrad has produced a typically robust model, and it is coupled with very good model engineering.  It looks good in the colours of Kahl & Jansen.


The model was announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2016, and became available in July 2016.

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In the packaging.
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Smart wheels and detailed flatbed.
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Cab tilted to the maximum.
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Parked waiting.
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Outriggers are simple.
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Lifting a load.
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Lifting at maximum extension.