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Kenworth K200 Prime Mover - Mactrans

Maker:  Drake Collectibles
Model No:  z01375
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2014

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Quality   (max 25)23
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)86%


Kenworth Prime Movers Video  [Youku Video]
Kenworth branded box.
A classic look - the Kenworth K200.
Graphics behind the cab.
Chrome wheel arches.
High sleeper roof.
Very detailed engine.
Great looking truck.
Profile view.
Chassis is highly detailed, the tyres are moderately good.
Comment on this model.

The review model is a Kenworth K200 prime mover.

It is in the colours of Mactrans Heavy Haulage which is a Queensland-based company specialising in oversize loads.


The model was delivered in a cardboard outer shipping container enclosing a Kenworth branded box.  Inside it is contained within a pair of expanded polystyrene trays. 

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

One brochures is supplied which is a reprint about the K200 range of Kenworth trucks and it has nice photos and also technical specifications.

Assembly is limited to the attachment of door mirrors and fitting the optional 'Oversize' sign.


The Kenworth K200 prime mover is a 6x4 long distance tractor with a sleepover cab.  The chassis is very detailed underneath with the transmission and suspension fully modelled.  The tyres have a different but simple tread pattern on the front and rear axles, and the wheels are detailed with flexible mud flaps on all axles.

The cab looks very authentic with detailed chrome work all round, with only aerials being absent.  Under the cab is a detailed engine, with many separate components including hoses and cables.  The interior is very good with tiny graphics on the instrument cluster, although the steering wheel seems to sit a little too high and straight.

Behind the cab, the exhaust muffler does not have the Kenworth name on but it otherwise looks great as do the fuel tanks.  There are coiled lines for connection to the trailer and excellent non-slip walking surfaces.  At the rear the lights have plastic lenses.


The front wheels steer, but the steering is 'notched' rather than variable so the wheels can only be posed in one position when pointing left or right.  The range of movement is not great.

The cab tilts forward to a good angle.  The cab doors can be opened and inside the seats have an air ride action and can be moved up and down. 

The ‘fifth wheel’ on the Kenworth has a spring loaded lever to secure a trailer in position.  It can also be adjusted longitudinally a small amount.


This is another high quality Drake model with a high metal content. 

The paint work is very good and the graphics are excellent.


It is good value given the quality. 


Drake has produced this model following the closure of TWH Collectibles and it continues the high standard set previously.  It is an outstanding example of Australian heavy haulage.


This model was produced in a number of different liveries and first appeared in early 2013.
The parts out of the box.
Distinctive radiator.
Rear lights have plastic lenses.
Steering angle is limited.
Opening door.
Tilting cab.