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Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Stetter Mixer - Salomon

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  78131/02
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2017

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Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Stetter Mixer - Salomon Video  [Youku video]
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Conrad branded box.
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Profile view.
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No number plates.
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Detail underneath.  Steering axles are not linked.
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Convincing details.
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Feeding a pump. The chute can be angled sideways.
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At work on site.

This model is a Stetter Mixer mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 chassis. 

It is in the colours of Salomon Transporte, a German company.


The model comes in a Conrad branded box with the model protected by a foam rubber insert. 

The review model had no defects and no missing parts. 

There is no information about the model or the real truck.


The chassis detailing at the rear has the axles and suspension modelled in plastic and at the front the steering is modelled in a functional way.  However the drive shaft between the engine and the rear axles is missing which is a modelling compromise.  The wheels look very smart and the tyres are the same design on each axle. 

The cab has an aerial on the roof, and the lights at the front have plastic lenses.  There Arocs grille looks good.   Inside the cab details are simple.  The mirror built in to the visor is unsilvered.

Behind the cab the metal tank and exhaust system on the chassis are good.  The wheel arches are metal giving the model a solid feel, and at the rear the lights are painted.

The mixer drum is metal with a plastic ring at the rear bearing, and the Salomon graphics are classy.  The drive motor and water tank at the front are also metal as is the access platform at the rear. 

The chute is metal and there are two fixed plastic chute extensions above the rear wheels.


The front axles have steering and, unusually, it is not linked, presumably because of other chassis details.  The model can be posed with a hard lock on the steering.

The rear driven axles have a degree of vertical movement to simulate suspension.

This model does not have a tilting cab.

The drum turns smoothly and the rear chute can be fully rotated to a discharge position.


It has a high metal content and feels robust and heavy. 

The paint and graphics are to a good standard.


The model is reasonable value.


This is a relatively heavy model with a quality feel.  It is a good looking model in the Salomon colour scheme.


The model was announced as 2016 release by Conrad.

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Attractive livery.
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Steering angle is good.
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Distinctive Arocs grille.
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Metal drum with Salomon graphics.
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Together with a Putzmeister pump.