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Kenworth K200 + BoxLoader Trailer

Maker:  Drake Collectibles
Model No:  z01577 / zt09245
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2023

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 9
Detail   (max 30) 28
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 86%


Kenworth K200 + BoxLoader Trailer Video 
Kenworth branded box.
Kenworth parts.
K200 in corporate BoxLoader livery.
Excellent chrome work.
High detail behind the cab.
Underside of the Kenworth.
Detailed engine on the trailer.
On the road.
Large silver rivets on the loader arm.
Loading a container.
Pins are used in the rams to hold the pose.
Running with two 20ft containers on board.

The review model is a Kenworth K200 K2.3 prime mover and a BoxLoader mounted on an O'Phee Trailer.  It is in BoxLoader corporate colours. 


The model comes as separate boxes for the prime mover and trailer and each was delivered in a cardboard outer shipping carton.  Inside the boxes, the models are contained within expanded polystyrene trays. 

There were no defects on the review model.  However, the BoxLoader was without its parts bag but it was supplied very quickly by Drake Collectibles.

A couple of brochures are supplied.  One is a reprinted brochure of the K200 range of Kenworth trucks and the second is about the BoxLoader.  A card describing the features and functions of the BoxLoader is also included.


The Kenworth K200 prime mover has a very detailed underneath with the transmission and suspension fully modelled.  The tyres have a different tread pattern on the front and rear axles, and the wheels are detailed, with flexible mud flaps on all axles.

The cab has detailed chrome work all round, and 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.

Behind the cab, the exhaust stack is supported by thin wire stays.  There are coiled lines for connection to the trailer and excellent non-slip walking surfaces.  At the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

The O'Phee trailer has a high metal content and excellent detailing.  The axles are precision modelled with chrome wheels and soft mud flaps. Hydraulic pipes and hoses run to the loader cranes, and there is a detailed engine in the centre made of a number of components. 

A spare wheel and a set of cones is provided.  The cones cannot stack together properly so only two can be carried on the designated place on the trailer.

The loader arm stabilisers have large silver rivets which detract from the appearance a little, and painted rivets would have looked better.  Chains and blocks are fitted to the loader arms.

A high point of the trailer is the excellent small graphics which are some of the best seen on a model in this scale.

The container is a standard WSI model and it is all in metal.  The application of the graphics to the ribbed container sides is to a very high standard, and the detailing of the door locks is great too.


The front wheels on the Kenworth have notched steering and the the range of movement before the wheels are fouled 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’ has a spring loaded lever to secure a trailer in position.  It can also be adjusted longitudinally a small amount.

The trailer suspension works very well, and the landing legs can be screwed down to pose the trailer realistically when not attached to a prime mover.

The BoxLoaders are fully functional.  The stabilisers can be pinned when down, and the  loader arms can be pinned in a position which supports the weight of the container.

The instruction card refers to removable container locks at the centre, but on the review model these appear to be fixed in position.  However, this does not impact the posing of the container on the trailer deck.

The BoxLoaders slide to each end of the trailer to accommodate loading a 40ft container, or two 20ft containers which are fixed together.


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

The Corporate BoxLoader livery is attractive and the quality of the graphics on the trailer is first rate.


It is decent value for the high quality. 


The BoxLoader is an unusual trailer and it is executed in model form by Drake Collectibles to their usual high standards.


This model was produced in a number of different liveries and first appeared in mid 2021.
BoxLoader branded box.
BoxLoader parts.
Detailed rear.
Detailed engine.
Opening doors.
Underside of the trailer.
Great details.
Interesting pose.
BoxLoader loads a box.
Interesting truck.