|Simple white box. |
|Towing hitch at the rear. |
|Loaded with rubble. |
|Small excavator on board. |
|Underneath the trailer. |
|Towing an excavator.|
This is a model of a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3-axle Tipper and a Fliegl Trailer.
Fliegl is a German company which has been manufacturing trailers since 1991.
This model comes in a plain white box with a small label as the only indicator of the model in the box. Inside, the model is protected by cardboard-backed foam rubber.
The review model had no defects or missing parts.
Assembly is limited to a few small parts. There are no model instructions, or information about the real truck and trailer.
Underneath the Arocs the transmission and suspension components are modelled, with many parts in plastic. The steering is modelled for functionality only.
The wheel hubs look good and the tyres have a good tread pattern although it is the same on all axles.
The Arocs cab has some nice lights with plastic lenses, and the distinctive grille is modelled well. Inside, the cab has some simple detailing. The tipper body is all metal with a good structure.
At the rear there is a plastic towing hitch, but no number plates as the model is generic.
The trailer has small tyres mounted on plastic hubs, and there is suspension detailing. Tanks and a spare wheel holder are also modelled on the underside.
The deck is all metal and the timber surfacing has been replicated by paint. The ramps have got Fliegl signs and they are held in the transport position by plastic ties. Marker boards can be added.
The Arocs has very good steering which achieves a sharp angle. The rear axles float to represent suspension.
The tipper body is very functional. It can rear end tip like a conventional tipper, and the tailgate opens and closes, although it was not free-swinging on the review model. Side tipping can also be replicated, on either side, and the sides of the tipper body can fold down to discharge a load.
The trailer has ramps at the rear which can either be posed in the transport position, or down for loading. There are fold down stabliisers for use when loading over the ramps.
The front axle steers, and the rear axles have a simple unsprung suspension.
The model is robustly made with good quality castings, and very little plastic.
The paintwork and graphics are to a good standard.
The model is reasonable value.
Fliegl is a new name as far as a scale model is concerned and Conrad has produced a simple and effective trailer. The three-way tipping of the Arocs truck is very good.
This combination appeared at Conrad's in-house exhibition at the time of the Toy Fair in 2016.
|The steering angle is very good. |
|Chassis detail. |
|Wheel arches are diamond plated. |
|Good structure on the tipper body. |
|The load is tipped. |
|On the road.|
|Loading the excavator. |
|Rear stabilisers are down. |