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MB Actros 3-axle Schwing Stetter Truck Mixer - Godel Beton

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  72157
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2011

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Detail   (max 30)19
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)19
Price   (max 15)10
Overall   (max 100)69%


Conrad styled box.
Steering angle is very good - even more than shown here.
Ladder and platform are metal.
Excellent exhaust detail.
Discharge chute opens out.
This is a model of a Mercedes Benz Actros 3 axle chassis with a Schwing Stetter mixer drum.

Schwing is a large German company specialising in concrete mixing and placing equipment and the Stetter division has produced truck mixers since 1958.

The truck is in the colours of Godel Beton, a concrete company in the Stuttgart area of Germany.


This model comes in Conrad's own box design and inside it is protected by a foam rubber covering.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

Assembly is limited to fixing the door mirrors and roof aerials.  There are no model instructions or information about the real machine.


The chassis is mainly metal with some of the transmission and suspension components in plastic.  The detail is good, with only the steering being modelled in a purely functional way.  The plastic wheel hubs are detailed and have the same tread pattern tyres on all wheels.

The Actros cab looks good with colour coded door mirrors and a German number plate.  Although there are no orange beacon lights this appears correct to the real trucks in the Godel Beton fleet.  The interior of the cab is simple.  Behind the cab the exhaust is excellent with its perforated cover and hole in the pipe end, and a small metal equipment tower looks good too.

Metal diamond plated wheel arches cover the rear axles and at the back the rear lights are painted.

The mixer drum and its components are almost all metal and add weight to the model.  This includes the access ladder and platform at the loading chute.


The steering mechanism is very good with a substantial range of movement.  The two rear axles float vertically to a degree to replicate suspension.

The cab tilts forward to about 45° to reveal the engine.

The mixer drum turns very smoothly and the discharge chute at the rear can be rotated out and angled horizontally to any position.


There is no doubt it is to Conrad's quality standard being strong and built to last.  The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value.


Truck mixer models always pose well with other models such as concrete pumps and this one is no exception.  The details show Conrad's gradual move to a higher level of detailing and the features work well making the model easy to recommend.


This model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February 2010 and became available later in 2010.

There are few parts to fit.
Profile view.
Wheel hubs are good, side impact bars are plastic.
Underneath view.
Tilting cab.