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MAN TGS M Meiller Skip Truck

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  77216
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2014

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Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)78%


MAN TGS M Meiller Skip Truck Video [Youku Video]
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Conrad box.
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Distinctive cab.
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Steering angle is good and goes further than in the photo.
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Detailed chassis.
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Setting the skip down.
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Filling the skip.
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Arms extend.
Comment on this model.

This MAN TGS M 4x2 truck has a Euro 6 engine and is fitted with a Meiller skip loader.  The MAN type number is 18.400.


The model comes in a standard Conrad box, and it is wrapped in foam rubber. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information provided about the real vehicle or instructions for the model.  The only assembly required is to fit the door mirrors and roof aerial, and to attach the skip.


The truck chassis is complete with the transmission and suspension modelled in plastic although the steering axles are modelled for functionality only.  The main structure is metal, with the side protection bars and rear wheel arches being plastic.  The wheel hubs look particularly crisp and the tyres have a good tread pattern.

The MAN cab detailing is very good with colour-coded door mirrors, and the type number is rendered in sharp small graphics.  There is no number plate as the model is generic.  Under the cab an engine is present.

The bed of the truck has non-slip surfacing.  The skip mechanism is mainly metal with the telescopic extenders being plastic.  The hydraulic rams have plastic jackets with a reasonable colour match, although there are no hoses detailed.

The skip is a good metal casting with the silver chains perhaps being a little oversize.

At the rear of the truck the lights are painted, and there are plastic stabilisers.


The front axle steers with a very good angle being possible and the rear axle floats to represent suspension.

The cab tilts forward and can maintain a tilted pose.

The truck can be posed with or without the skip. 

At the rear, the stabilisers can be pulled down for use during handling a loaded skip.

The skip mechanism works well and the full range of poses can be set, including tipping.  The arms also extend to give extra reach.


This is a strong model which is mainly metal although there are plastic elements. 

The quality of the paintwork is very good, and the few graphics are sharp.


The model is reasonable value.


As usual Conrad has produced a model with very good functionality. It is reasonably detailed and is an attractive model.


The model appeared  in June 2014, and a blue and white version was produced for the MAN shop as model number 77216/01.

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In the packaging.
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Nice paint job.
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Nice wheels.
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Profile view.
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Tilting cab.
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Arriving to pick up. Hurry up lads!
Stabilisers down and loading up.