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Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Putzmeister P9G UL Mixer

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  78226 L
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2016

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Overall   (max 100)73%


Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Putzmeister P9G UL Mixer Video  [Youku video]
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Putzmeister branded box.
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Profile view.
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Metal platform and ladder at the rear.
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Decent steering angle can be set.
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Chute can be angled.
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Feeding a pump.
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At work on site.
Comment on this model.

This model is a Putzmeister P9G UL Mixer mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 chassis. 

The mixer drum has a nominal fill capacity of 9 cubic metres, and the unladen vehicle weight is 3.5 tonnes.

This model has been given an 'L' series designation in the Conrad numbering system which indicates reduced functionality.


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

The review model had no defects and no missing parts. 

There are some technical specifications about the real truck printed on the box.  The assembly required is fitting door mirrors and roof aerials.


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 on each axle. 

The cab has an aerial on the roof, and the lights at the front have plastic lenses.  There are Putzmeister graphics at the front, and the 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 Putzmeister graphics are nice.  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. 

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 an 'L' designation model under Conrad's numbering system so it has a lower functionality, but it remains a nicely implemented model.


The model was a Bauma 2016 release by Conrad.

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Arocs looking good.
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Nice wheels.
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Detail underneath.  Steering axles are not linked.
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Metal drum with Putzmeister graphic.
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Together with a Putzmeister pump.