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Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Meiller Tipper Trailer - Blue

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  1002/20
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2020

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Overall   (max 100) 77%


Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Meiller Tipper Trailer - Blue Video  [Youku Video]
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NZG windowed box.
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Excellent steering angle.
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Realistic Arocs appearance.
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Detailed chassis.
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Video cameras replace the door mirrors.
Landing legs lowered.
Axle raised out of service.
Loaded with rocks.

This model is an Arocs 4x2 with a Meiller tipping semi-trailer.

It is in a blue colour scheme.


The model comes in an NZG branded box with a window. 

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

There is no information about the real truck. An instruction sheet describes the lift axle on the trailer, and spare pins are included for the landing legs. Door cameras have to be fitted to the Arocs cab.


The Arocs chassis is detailed with a high metal content.  The steering mechanism is functionally modelled.  The tyres have a decent tread pattern which is the same on all wheels.

The cab has horns and aerials on the roof, and tyhe roof light is see-through.  This version of the Arocs does not have door mirrors.  Instead, video camera stalks are provided, and the video screens inside the cab are also modelled.  There is a dummy NZG number plate front and rear.  The Arocs grille looks good and there are some tiny Mercedes-Benz graphics which are sharp.

Inside the cab, the seats have arm rests and there is the Mercedes-Benz logo on the steering wheel.

There is a plastic grab rail on the driver's side of the cab.  Behind the cab there are coiled lines and textured walking surfaces.  The wheel arches are metal and there are wheel chocks, and the lights at the rear have nice plastic lenses.

The chassis of the Meiller trailer is fairly simple reflecting the real trailer.  There are wheel chocks and tanks and there is modelling of the axle suspension system.  The wheels are detailed.

The tipper body is half-pipe shaped and is metal with a metallic paint finish.  At the front there is an access ladder and a multi-stage hydraulic ram. Small Meiller graphics are sharp. A plastic ladder is stowed on one side.


The Arocs rolls well and the steering can be posed to a very good angle.

The tipper axles have sprung suspension.  The lead axle can be raised out of service by tightening a screw.

The landing legs can be lowered by removing tiny pins and refixing them.

The tipper body raises to a moderate angle. 

The tailgate opens but is not free-swinging.


It is well made model with a high metal content. 

The paint and graphics are very good.


It is reasonable value.


This is nice quality Arocs with Meiller tipper model.  It has a high metal content, and a good balance of detail and functionality.


This model first appeared in October 2020. 
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Out of the box.
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Profile view.
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Meiller tipper has no number plate.
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Wheel arches are metal.
Wheel chocks at the rear.
Trailer chassis.
Tipping angle may not be quite as much as the real trailer.
The load is tipped.