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Kenworth T909 Prime Mover - Light Blue

Maker:  Drake Collectibles
Model No:  z01559
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2022

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Detail   (max 30) 28
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 86%


Kenworth T909 Prime Mover + Freighter Eziliner B-Double Video
Kenworth branded box.
Excellent chrome work.
Looks great in light blue.
Excellent coiled lines.
Opening cab doors.
Profile view..
Looks great.

The review model is a Kenworth T909 Prime Mover. The real truck is Australian engineered and built, and it includes sleeper accommodation for long hauls.

This model is in a light blue colour scheme. 


The model comes in a Kenworth branded box and is contained within an expanded polystyrene tray, with parts stored in the top tray. 

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

A reprint of a Kenworth T909 brochure is supplied, and it includes information and photos of the real truck.

Assembly is limited to the attachment of door mirrors and fitting the optional signs and front hitch.


The Kenworth T909 Prime Mover is a 6x4 long distance tractor with a sleepover cab.  The chassis is very detailed underneath with an excellent representation of the transmission and suspension.  The tyres are different on the front and rear axles. There are soft mud flaps throughout the chassis. 

The cab modelling is first class with excellent chrome work all round, including the exhaust stacks.   There is a thin aerial and light and air horns on the roof.  The graphics are sharp and to a high standard. 

Under the hood is a detailed engine with fan, a separate radiator, and there are various pipes and hoses modelled.  Inside, the cab is very good with a detailed instrument console which appears to replicate a wood finish.

Behind the cab, the detail continues with three coiled lines for connection to a trailer and they have storage connections for when a trailer is not connected.  There are excellent non-slip walking surfaces and a mesh grille.  At the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

A variety of road signs are provided separately and these can be stuck on.


The front wheels on the Kenworth steer moderately, but the steering is 'notched' rather than variable.  The range of movement is moderate before the wheel foul the wheel arches. 

There is working sprung suspension on all axles.

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 tractor works and is operated with a spring loaded lever to secure a trailer in position.  It can also be adjusted longitudinally.


This is a high quality model with plastic used in a very limited way. 

The paint work and graphics are excellent.


It is a very high quality model which delivers good value overall. 


The Kenworth T909 is an excellent model and it pairs well with a suitable trailer combination such as a Freighter Eziliner B-Double.


The T909 first appeared in 2014 and has appeared in numerous releases.
The model, brochure and parts.
Highly detailed chassis.
On the road.
Very impressive modelling.
Opening hood.
Heading up a short road train.