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Mercedes-Benz Actros + Roll-Off Tipper - Cardem

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  72220
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2015

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Detail   (max 30)23
Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)79%


Mercedes-Benz Actros + Roll-Off Tipper - Cardem Video. [YouKu Video]
Conrad box.
Very nice container structure.
Tilting cab poses tilted.
Loading some old pallets.
The container being loaded on site.
Tipping the container.
Pulling the container onto the truck.
Tipping some scrap steelwork.
Comment on this model.

This model is in the colours of Cardem, the French demolition company which is part of the VINCI Group.


The model comes in a Conrad branded box which holds the model within a foam insert. 

The review model had no defects or missing pieces.

There is no information about the model or real vehicle.  Assembly is limited to attaching the door mirrors and roof aerial to the cab, and adding the grab.


The chassis is an 8x4, and underneath the transmission components are detailed in plastic with a short section of driveshaft missing because of the steering mechanism.  The tyres are mounted on good hubs with wider tyres on the steering axles. 

The cab is detailed with textured door mirrors, windscreen wipers and aerials, and there is a realistic number plate. 

Behind the cab there is good looking exhaust with a mesh finish.  The loader arm and grab are fairly simple, with non-functioning stabilisers.

The side impact protection bars are plastic and the textured wheel arches on the rear axles are metal.  At the rear lights are painted.  

The roll-on roll-off container is robustly modelled in metal.  The structure is captured well, and the Cardem graphics are sharp.


The steering works very well, and a very hard lock can be obtained.  The rear axles are floating which gives the impression of a form of suspension. 

The cab tilts to reveal an engine block inside, and the cab can pose tilted.

The loader arm unfolds and can be posed in any position as the rams are stiff enough.  The loader arm stabilisers are non-functional.

The grab is removable, but cannot be left attached when the arm is folded for transport, and it is a little awkward to pose it adjacent to the loader arm.  The grab opens and closes. 

The roll-on roll-off mechanism works well and the container can be posed at any position in the loading cycle.  By engaging a clip at the rear the container can be posed tipping. 

The rear door of the container opens.


This is a robust well-made model up to the usual Conrad standards.  It is well engineered. 

The paintwork and graphics are very good.


The model is good value.


Conrad has a reputation for very good robustness and functionality and this model is another example.  It is a good addition to the 'Cardem' collection of models.


The model was made in a limited run of 300 models.

Inside the box.
Very good steering movement.
Chassis view. 
Profile view.
Travelling without the container.
Ready for the road.
Travelling with a container of old steel.