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MAN TGS NN Snow Plough and Spreader

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  81206
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2021

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Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 79%


MAN TGS NN Snow Plough and Spreader Video
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Conrad branded box.
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Profile view.
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Rear wheel steering.
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Cab sits high at the front.
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Ready for work.
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Salt spreader.
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Rear axle can be raised out of service.
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Tips to a good angle.
Screw inside the hopper.

This model is a MAN TGS NN light tipper truck chassis, and it is fitted with a loading crane, snow plough and spreader for de-icing salt.


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

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the real machine or the model.  There are a number of parts to fit including the door mirrors, roof aerial, warning signs and snow plough.


The chassis detailing is good with the suspension and transmission modelled in plastic.  The steering is represented in a functional way and the wheel hubs are smart and the tyres have a good tread pattern. 

The cab has an aerial, beacon lights and light bar on the roof, and there are extra high mounted lights on the front to shine over the snow plough.  The cab has an MAN model number.  Inside the cab details are reasonable.

Behind the cab there is a chromed fuel tank, the wheel arches are plastic, and at the rear the lights are painted.  A soft flap covers the rear end.

The loader crane has plastic stabiliser beams and a metal boom except for the two telescopic sections which are plastic, as is the hook.

The tipper body is metal with sides which have some warning graphics applied.

At the front the snow plough has a metal blade with anti-wear plates on the bottom edge, and a plastic top deflector.  Behind the blade the support structure is complex and there are a couple of warning flags.

The spreader equipment is quite heavy as it has a metal frame.  This version of the model does not have the metal generator at the front.  Inside the hopper there is a plastic screw to push material to the spreader and a plastic cover with mild texturing fits on top. 

At the rear the spreader is a plastic part as are the support legs.  The access ladder and handrail are metal.  Large hazard lights and a warning sign complete the detail.


The front and rear axles have a very good range of steering movement and the rear axle can be clipped up out of service.

The stabiliser beams for the loader crane pull out and the pads can be lowered by unscrewing.  The crane unfolds, rotates and can be extended and posed in any position.  The hook can be fixed in one of two positions.

The tipper body tilts to a good angle.  It also has sides which can be lowered with a very good range of movement.

At the rear the black flap can be rotated.

The snow plough can be attached to the front.  It can be raised for transport or lowered for ploughing.  It can also be angled to each side.

The spreader equipment has extending rear legs. but for some reason the front support legs are not included with the model so it cannot be posed standing on legs..  The cover can be removed to allow the salt to be loaded. 

At the rear the access ladder can be lowered.  The spreader can be lowered from its transport position and it can be oscillated from side to side to throw out salt which is a nice piece of model engineering.


This is a well made Conrad model with a significant metal and plastic content.

The paint finish is good and the warning graphics add interest.


The model is reasonable value given the high level of functionality.


This is a very functional model so many poses are possible.  It is surprising that the the generator and front legs for the salt spreader have not been included with this version of the model, but overall it is a good looking model.


This version of the model appeared in early 2021.

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The parts.
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Looks smart.
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Detail underneath.
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Busy looking model.
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Complex plough mount.
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Tipper sides can be lowered.
Attaching the plough.
Salt spreader in the operating position.