|Vögele branded box. |
|Profile view. |
|Hopper sides closed up. |
|Excellent console at the end of the screed. |
|Seat rotates out, and canopy extended. |
|Non slip floors.|
|Closed roof for transport.|
|The Vögele Super 1900-2 Tracked Paver has a maximum paving width of 11m and can lay up to 900 tonnes of material per hour.|
This version of the model is in the colours of Kibag, a Swiss construction company.
The model comes in a brightly coloured box and inside it is enclosed between polystyrene trays. The review model had no defects or missing parts.
The model is complete with no assembly required, and there is no information describing its many features. It does include a reprint of a brochure about the real machine.
The rubber tracks are fine and there is a non-functioning spreader auger on the underside.
At the front the hopper belt is represented within the metal casting and the hopper sides are also metal with very sharp Kibag graphics. There are some non-functioning rollers for engaging the wheels of a discharging tipper.
The body is a smart looking part with deep grilles and smart graphics. The operator's station has a textured floor, a finely detailed console and the two seats are good. The canopy above is metal which is interesting as the real machine has a glass fibre type material. The hand rails are metal and realistically sized.
The screed has more textured surfaces and high quality handrails. The cylinders to extend the screed are two stage but have been modelled as a single piece which is an acceptable modelling compromise.
Each end of the screed has a computer console and these are very finely detailed indeed.
The tracks roll reasonably well for rubber as long as the model moves in a straight line.
The hopper sides can close in to force material onto the belt.
Both operator's seats can be rotated out to provide a better view forwards, and the roof canopy above can be extended to provide shelter. The console can move on a rail from side to side.
The canopy roof can be lowered to provide a reduced headroom for travelling on a transport vehicle.
The screed can be raised and lowered, and can be extended on both sides for width.
This is a very high quality model by NZG which is almost all metal and it has very good paint and graphics.
It is reasonable value for the quality and functionality offered with the price reflecting the limited edition.
This is a really good paver model by NZG and it is attractive in the colours of Kibag. It is an outstanding model.
The model first appeared in Vögele colours in 2007 and has been produced in a number of company liveries.
|Brochure included. |
|Metal feed belt.|
|View underneath. |
|Really good operator's console under the canopy. |
|Screed extended. |
|Posing with a Mercedes Benz tipper.|
|Loaded on a Nooteboom Pandel-X.|