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Mercedes Benz Actros 4x2 + Schmitz Cargobull Tipper - SKBB

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  72202/02
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  October 2012

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Overall   (max 100)72%


Mercedes Benz Actros 4x2 + Schmitz Cargobull Tipper - SKBB Video.
Conrad box.
MB tractor with number plate.
Rear lights have lenses.
Parked without the tractor.
Chassis structure.
SKBB graphics.
Smart looking truck.
Plastic work platform.
Comment on this model.

This model is a Mercedes Benz Actros 4x2 tractor and a three-axle Schmitz Cargobull tipper.  It is decorated in the colours of SKBB which is a sand and gravel company servicing the Berlin and Brandenburg areas of Germany. 

The tipper is made by Schmitz.  This is a German trailer company that was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Horstmar.


The model comes in a standard 'Conrad Collection' box and inside it is enclosed by a foam rubber sheet.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.  A printed label on the end of the box shows the model.

The only parts to assemble are the mirrors and aerials on the tractor unit.

There is no information supplied about SKBB, the real vehicle or the model.


The Actros 4x2 tractor unit has the transmission and rear suspension modelled, with the front axle detailed for functionality rather than accuracy.  The wheels are plastic and detailed and thicker tyres are used on the front axle.

The cab detailing includes aerials and wipers, the headlights have plastic lenses and the door mirrors are textured.  Interior details are simple and It is good to see a number plate and fleet number.

Behind the cab, there is a small stepping plate and the most of the chassis is open.  The wheel arches are plastic and the rear lights have plastic lenses so they look good.

The Schmitz tipper has a strong metal chassis although it lacks any real fine detailing.  The axles are metal assemblies which represent the suspension, and the wheel arches are plastic.  At the rear the under-run protection bar is metal, and the lights are painted.  There is a plastic access platform at the front.

The tipper body is all metal with a smart paint finish, and the tailgate is metal too.  The seven section hydraulic ram is silver including the bottom part.  The SKBB graphics are simple but look fine.


The tractor has very good steering and a very hard lock can be obtained.  The rear axle has a degree of independent float to mimic suspension.

The cab tilts forward and can hold the pose, and underneath is a an engine.

The tipper axles are rigid and can move up and down separately.  Two plastic landing feet can be pulled down to park the trailer when not connected to the tractor.

Tipping the body is an easy action and it can reach an angle of around 40°.  The tailgate opens but is not free swinging.

The access platform has a folding ladder which folds when connected to the tractor without clashing.


This is a robust model with a high metal content.  The paintwork finish is very good and the graphics are sharp.


The model is a fair price given its limited edition status.


Although the detail level is not the highest, it is a well made model and is recommended.


This model was made in a limited run of only 150 models and was an exclusive model for the VINCI shop. 
Sitting in the wrapping.
On the road.
Fleet number on the cab.
Detail underneath the tractor.
Tilting cab.
Underneath the trailer.
Loaded with sand.
Decent tipping angle.
Ladder can be lowered.