|NZG windowed box. |
|Smart wheel hubs. |
|Good rear detail including number plates. |
|Detail behind the cab. |
|Chassis detail with non-slip wheel arches. |
|Being loaded by a Komatsu PC 200-8.|
|Tipping the load.|
|This model has a Meiller tipper body mounted on Mercedes Benz Actros 8x4 chassis. It is in the colours of Reinert Logistics, a haulage company headquartered near Berlin. It was founded in 1990 and has grown to have 500 vehicles and 700 employees in 2012.|
The model comes in an NZG branded box with a window and a smooth interior. There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.
There is no information about the real truck, and as the model is complete out of the box, there are no instructions provided.
Underneath, the chassis is detailed mostly in metal with only the steering linkages being purely functional as a modelling compromise. The tyres have a good tread and appear to be the same on all wheels. The wheels are nicely detailed.
The cab is of a high standard with aerials and horns on the roof. The access steps are textured, there is a number plate and the lights have plastic lenses. The door handles are realistic inserts. In terms of graphics there is a fleet number and some tiny Mercedes graphics.
Behind the cab the exhaust and air intake are plastic, but detailed. The wheel arches are metal and some tiny paint dots represent reflectors. At the back the light bar has nice plastic lenses, a number plate and there is a towing hitch.
The tipper body is all metal with good decoration. The real tipper has a three-way tipping functionality and the mechanism for sideways tipping is detailed but is non-functional.
The truck rolls well and the front two axles have linked steering which can be posed to a good angle on the review model.
The tipper can be raised and reaches an angle of around 50°before it clashes with the towing hitch.
The tailgate opens and closes, but it is not free-swinging.
This is a well made truck with little plastic used. The paintwork and graphics are very good.
It is good value.
This is good quality tipper model from NZG and although some additional features such as a tilting cab and working sideways tipper would have been better, it is certainly good looking. It is recommended.
The model in this livery first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2011 and was produced in a limited run of 300 models.
|Side opening mechanism is detailed but non-functional.|
|Good chassis detail.|
|It looks good with a load.|
|Poses well with other models.|
|Maximum tipping angle is reasonable.|