|Conrad branded box. |
|Profile view with axle 3 raised out of service.|
|Steering on the front three axles. |
|Liebherr name on the water tank.|
|Chute and funnel are metal. |
|On the road. |
|Feeding a concrete mixer. |
|This model is a Liebherr HTM 1204 Mixer mounted on a MAN TGS 10x4 chassis. It is a generic model rather than one modelled after a specific vehicle in a fleet.|
The model comes in a Conrad branded box with the model protected by a foam rubber insert. The review model had no defects and no missing parts.
There is no information about the real machine or the model. The only assembly is fitting door mirrors and a roof aerial.
The chassis detailing is good with the rear axles and suspension modelled in plastic. The steering is modelled in a functional way, but this also means the prop shaft is missing between the engine and the driven axles. All the wheel hubs are very smart and wider tyres are fitted on the three steering axles.
The cab detailing is fairly simple with an aerial on the roof and a MAN branded sun visor. The MAN type number is on the doors and is TGS 41.400. Under the cab is an engine block and inside the cab details are reasonable.
Behind the cab the chrome exhaust and fuel tank adds detail. The wheel arches are metal with a diamond plated anti-slip surface, and at the rear the lights are painted.
The large mixer drum is metal with a plastic ring at the rear bearing point. The drive motor and water tank at the front are also metal as is the access platform and ladder at the rear.
The chute is also metal and there are two fixed chute extensions above the rear wheels.
The front two axles have linked steering although the tyres are fouled at a fairly shallow angle. With that said the model can be posed with a hard lock on the steering.
The third axle also steers and can be set to a very good angle. It can also be raised and clipped out of service.
The rear driven axles have a degree of vertical movement to simulate suspension, and the third axle has very good sprung suspension
The cab tilts to a good angle.
The drum turns smoothly and the rear chute can be fully rotated to a discharge position.
This is a relatively heavy model with a high metal content. The paint quality is very good but there are few graphics because of the generic nature of the model.
It is reasonable value.
This is a heavy well made model and is recommended.
The model was listed as a 2012 release by Conrad.
|In the box. |
|Door mirrors are plain. |
|Fixed metal access ladder. |
|Chassis is fine but no drive shafts. |
|Platform at the rear is metal and thickness is reasonably scaled. |
|Tilting cab. |
|Axle 3 raised out of service. |