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Mercedes Benz Actros 6x4 + Meiller Tipper - Schüßler

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  761/03
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2013

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Overall   (max 100)73%


Mercedes Benz Actros 6x4 + Meiller Tipper - Schüßler Video
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NZG windowed box.
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Good steering angle.
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Good rear detail including number plates.
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Tipping angle is very good.
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Roof light in the cab is clear.
Comment on this model.

This model has a Meiller tipper body mounted on Mercedes Benz Actros 6x4 chassis.  It is in the colours of Otto Schüßler, a small family-run haulage company headquartered near Augsburg in Germany. 

The model represents a real truck in the fleet although there are detail differences largely resulting from the model being a standard casting.


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 linkage being purely functional as a modelling compromise.  The tyres have a good tread and appear to be the same on all wheels, which are nicely detailed.

The cab is of a high standard with aerials and horns on the roof but it misses the beacon lights of the real truck.  The access steps are textured, there is a realistic number plate and the lights have plastic lenses.  The door handles are realistic inserts.  In terms of graphics there are some tiny Mercedes signs.

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 colour and graphics.  The real tipper has a three-way tipping functionality and the mechanism for sideways tipping is detailed but non-functional.


The truck rolls well and the front axles has 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 another good quality tipper from NZG.  Although the feature count is low it is a well finished good quality model.  It is recommended.


The model in this livery first appeared as a Winter 2012 release and was produced in a limited run of 300 models. 
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Side opening mechanism is detailed but non-functional.
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Profile view.
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Good chassis detail.
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Detail behind the cab.
It looks good with a load.
Delivering a load.