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Mercedes-Benz Actros 8x4 + Half-pipe Tipper - Penzenstadler

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  825/09
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2013

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Mercedes-Benz Actros 8x4 + Half-pipe Tipper - Penzenstadler Video
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NZG windowed box.
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Good steering angle can be obtained.
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Distinctive Actros cab.
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Some tiny graphics on the doors.
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Equipment behind the cab.
Loaded with sand.
Comment on this model.

This model has a half-pipe tipper body mounted on Mercedes-Benz Actros 8x4 chassis. 

This model is in the colours of Penzenstadler, a southern German company which was founded in 1939 and started originally as a bus company.


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 truck, 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 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.  The wheels are detailed with painted hubs which look good.

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 type number on the cab doors is 4148 and there is a tiny Blue Tec graphic next to the door handle. 

Behind the cab the exhaust and air intake are plastic and detailed. The wheel arches are metal and at the back the lights have nice plastic lenses, and there is a number plate and towing hitch.

The tipper body is all metal with very good graphics.  The tailgate has a good structure.


The truck rolls well and the front two axles have linked steering which can be pushed to a reasonable angle.

The tipper can be raised but the angle is somewhat restricted at around 40°. 

The tailgate opens and snaps shut in the closed position, but it is not free swinging.


This model is good quality and mostly metal, with the paint and graphics being the highlight.


It is good value.


This is another well-made tipper truck by NZG and in Penzenstadler livery it pairs well with the Atlas excavator made in the same colour scheme.  It is recommended.


The model in this livery appeared as a Winter 2012 release and was produced in a limited run of 300 models. 
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Smart paint and graphics.
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Profile view.
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Good rear detail including number plates.
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Decent chassis.
Reasonable tipping angle.
Running empty.
Pairs well with an Atlas machine in Penzenstadler colours.