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Mercedes-Benz Actros 8x4 + Meiller Tipper - Klarwein

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  741/06
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2013

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Mercedes-Benz Actros 8x4 + Meiller Tipper - Klarwein Video
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NZG windowed box.
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Good detailing at the rear.
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Good rear detail including number plates.
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Diamond plated wheel arches.
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Good structure under the tipper body.
Tipping the load.
Being loaded by an Liebherr excavator.
Comment on this model.

This model has a Meiller three-way tipper body mounted on Mercedes-Benz Actros 8x4 chassis. 

It is in the colours of Klarwein, an earthworks, demolition and gravel company headquartered near Munich in Germany. 


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. The Klarwein graphics are sharp and clear.

Behind the cab the exhaust and air intake are detailed in plastic.  The rear wheel arches are metal with an anti-slip surface.  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 graphics on the tailgate  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, and was free-swinging on the review model.


This is a well made truck with little plastic used.  The paintwork and graphics are very good.


It is good value.


This is another good quality tipper model from NZG.  Although the sideways tipping mechanism is not functional the detailing is nice and the model looks good. 


The model in this livery was released in Winter 2012 and was produced in a limited run of 300 models. 
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Good steering angle.
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Profile view.
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Metal chassis.
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Equipment behind the cab is plastic.
Decent tipping angle.
On the road loaded.