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Hydrema 912FS Dump Truck

Maker:  IMC Models
Model No:  31-0184
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2020

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Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 82%


Hydrema 912FS Dump Truck  [Youku Video]
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Hydrema branded box.
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Chunky tyres.
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Hydrema on the seat back.
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Tiny detailed lights.
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Rotating body.
Goes well with a smaller excavator.

The Hydrema 912FS is a compact dump truck with a carrying capacity of 10 tonnes.


The model comes in a Hydrema-branded box  It is held within two plastic formers.

The review model had no missing parts or defects. 

The box has a graphic which describes features of the real machine which are common to the model.


The chassis has detailed axles and drive shafts run to them.  Hydraulic rams to control the steering and the oscillation are modelled.  The wheels are detailed although it would have been nice if the wheel nuts were highlighted.  The tyres are a chunky rough terrain design.

The cab is detailed and and the seat has Hydrema printed on the seat back.  There are small grab handles and a highlighted filler cap, and the exhaust has a mesh grille and the air leaner is nice too.  The exhaust does not have a hole though.  Tiny graphics along the roofline of the cab are sharp. At the back the rear window has a fine mesh grille.

The dump body is a nice metal casting with sharp graphics on the sides.  The hydraulic rams that control the dumping action have a good colour match.

At the back the lights are represented well.


The wheels roll easily and there is suspension on the front axle which works very well.

Steering across the pivot point has a nice stiffness, and a reasonable angle can be obtained.  A small amount of oscillation across the pivot point can also be achieved.

The tipping angle of the body is excellent and the rams have a nice stiffness.  The dump body also rotates on a turntable allowing tipping on either side.


This is a nice quality model which is robust also.  The metal content is high.

The paint finish is very good, and the graphics are very sharp.


It is reasonable value.


This is a very nice first model for Hydrema, with the high point being the functionality which is faithful to the real machine. The detailing is to a high standard also.


The model first appeared for sale in September 2019.
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Nice detailing.
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Detailed underneath.
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Mesh on the exhaust.  
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Excellent tipping angle.
Profile view.
Nice scene.