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K-Tec 1233 ADT Scraper

Maker:  Motorart
Model No:  15826
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2014

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Detail   (max 30)25
Features   (max 20)14
Quality   (max 25)19
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)78%


K-Tec 1233 ADT Scraper Video  [Youku Video]
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Long windowed box.
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Standard A40F undercarriage.
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Very good opening hood.
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Discharge mode - ejector fully forward.
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Very nice small graphics.
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Loading with the gate open.
On site.
It makes a decent transport configuration.
The A40F looking bare.
Comment on this model.

The K-Tec 1233 ADT Scraper is a self-loading scraper which couples to a 40 tonne rock truck.  It has a heaped capacity of 33yd³.

This model has the scraper coupled to a Volvo A40F chassis.


The packaging is a long windowed K-Tec-branded box and the model is contained between a pair of clear plastic formers. 

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

There is some interesting information about the real scraper printed on the side of the box, but no instructions for the model.


The chassis of the dump truck is derived from an earlier version of the Volvo A40F (Motorart 300020).  It looks good with metal transmission components at the rear, and at the front the detailing is a little simpler.  The oscillating rear axle mechanism is modelled but is not functional.  However the rubber tyres look very nice and they are mounted on detailed wheels which are composite with very good metal exteriors, and plastic interiors.

The shape of the front of the machine is captured well and the lights have nice small plastic lenses.  There is a tiny Volvo badge on the front.  Under the engine cover is a detailed plastic engine with different coloured components.

The cab looks good although the quality of the plastic mouldings used for the handrails and mirrors is not the best.  A nice touch is the textured surfaces on the steps to the cab.

Behind the cab the exhaust system looks good and a hydraulic hose crosses the pivot point.  A special frame is added to the top of the chassis for the connection of the scraper.

The K-Tec scraper looks good and has a heavy weight.  The underside is simple and the tyres have a good tread and are mounted on decent wheels. 

The gooseneck at the front has very good hydraulics detailing but sadly the hoses are too short to reach the connection point on the A40F, although a skilled collector could correct it.

The bowl has the three-piece cutting edge modelled, and the gate has the K-Tec logo nicely engraved.   The mesh screen on top is fine gauge and the ejector also has a fine quality mesh screen.  There are some very small high quality graphics which really enhance the overall look.


The A40F has wheels that roll easily.

The steering at the pivot point is good with reasonably stiff rams but, compared to the real machine, a reduced angle is obtainable.  A degree of rotation is possible at the pivot point.

At the front the engine cover opens up and a separate part folds forward.  It can be posed open.

The connection point for the scraper hydraulics has an opening flap.

The scraper rolls well with each wheel turning independently.

The connection to the A40F is secured by a small spring clip, although the overall fit is not precise.

There is a small amount of movement on the lift cylinders but they are too loose to hold the bowl up for travelling.  However the gate hydraulics work well and it can be posed in any position.  The ejector slides reasonably smoothly.


The A40F has a high metal content but the grade of some of the plastic parts is not high quality.  The scraper is better with a higher quality feel.

The paint is good and the graphics on the scraper are very good.


It is good value considering its overall size.


This is an interesting and unusual model which makes for an impressive display piece.  It would have been nicer if the latest version of the Volvo A40 model had been used, and closer attention had been placed on a couple of aspects.  With that said, it does look good.


The model appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2014 and was generally available from July onwards.

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Volvo at the front.
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Nice cab details although plastic handrails are flimsy.
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Big tyres on the scraper.
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Plain underneath. 
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Scraper hydraulic lines do not reach forward far enough.
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Mesh parts are very good.
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Nice hydraulic detailing.
A relatively large model.