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MAN TGS M + Zoeller X2 Refuse Truck

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  7739
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2018

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 79%


MAN TGS M + Zoeller X2 Refuse Truck + Bucher CityCat 5006 Compact Sweeper Video.  [Youku Video]
Conrad branded box.
Very smart colour scheme.
Tailgate raised high.
Nice body structure.
Posed with a compact sweeper.
Riding platforms on the back of the tailgate.

The Zoeller Company was founded in 1947.  It is a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles.

This version of the X2 is mounted on a MAN TGS M Euro 6 4x2 chassis.


The model comes in a Conrad branded box.  The model is wrapped in foam rubber.

It had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information about the real machine and there are no instructions for the model.  The only assembly is to fit door mirrors and roof aerials.


Underneath, the detailing of the transmission is very good, and various tanks are modelled.  The steering is modelled in a purely functional way.  The tyres are the same front and rear, and the black wheels look very smart. 

The MAN cab has nice lights and mirrors, and there are beacon lights and aerials on the roof.  The door handles are modelled, and the interior detail is reasonable.

The body is metal and robust, and the structure is modelled well.   It has a beacon light at the rear, and the hydraulic rams for the tailgate have large silver rivets.


The steering works very well with an excellent range of movement.

The cab tilts revealing a detailed metal engine.

The tailgate raises high and the rams are stiff enough to hold any pose.

Inside the body a working pusher is modelled and it is spring loaded.


It has a high metal content and has a solid feel.

The paintwork and finish is very smart and the graphics are sharp.


It is good value.


This is a pleasing model of a municipal vehicle and looks particularly good in the red colour scheme.  The functionality is also very good.


The model appeared as a Summer release in 2018.

Excellent steering angle.
Profile view.
Detailed chassis.
Tilting cab.
Pusher inside is movable.