|NZG windowed box. |
|Smart wheel hubs. |
|Good rear detail including number plates. |
|On the road. |
|Fold-down ladder |
|The Liebherr HTM 904 Mixer can be installed on a variety of truck chassis and has a geometric drum capacity of almost 16m³.|
This model has the mixer mounted on MAN TGS 8x4 chassis. It is in the colours of Van Nieuwpoort, a Dutch company founded in 1905 also operating in Germany and Belgium.
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 machine, and as the model is complete out of the box, there are no instructions provided.
This is a heavy model with a relatively low plastic content. Underneath, the chassis is fully detailed 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, and the hubs are detailed.
The cab is of a high standard with aerials, beacon lights and horns on the roof. The access steps are textured, there is a number plate and the lights look convincing. The door handles are realistic inserts.
Behind the cab the exhaust and other aspects such as fuel and water tanks are rendered well. The wheel arches are metal throughout and the light bar at the rear has nice plastic lenses.
The mixer drum is metal with good decoration. The water tank and engine look smart enough. At the rear the access ladder and platform rails are a little on the fat side for the scale. The loading funnel and discharge chute are metal.
The truck rolls well and the front two axles have linked steering which can be posed to a good angle although the wheels on the second axle become fouled.
The mixer drum rotates very smoothly.
At the rear the access ladder folds down. The discharge chute has full side-to-side movement.
This model has a quality feel due to its weight and very good paintwork and decoration, with sharp graphics.
It is good value for the weight of metal.
NZG has produced a good looking high quality model. Some additional features such as a tilting cab and attachable chutes would have enhanced it further, however it is certainly a recommended model.
The MAN model in this livery first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2012 and was produced in a limited run of 300 models. It had previously been made in this livery on a Mercedes Benz chassis in a run of 300 models.
|Very smart decoration.|
|Good chassis detail.|
|Handrails and ladder are a little fat for the scale. |
|The team ready to lay the grey stuff.|