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MAN TGS 8x4 + Half-pipe Tipper - Otto

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  833/02
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2012

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MAN TGS 8x4 + Half-pipe Tipper - Otto Video
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NZG windowed box.
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Realistic looking truck.
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Smart wheel hubs.
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Good rear detail including number plates.
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Distinctive half-pipe shape.
Tipping angle is reasonable.
Loaded with 'broken concrete'.
This model has a half-pipe tipper body mounted on MAN TGS 8x4 chassis.  It is in the colours of Werner Otto GmbH, a German demolition, earthworks and recycling company founded in 1951.


The model comes in an NZG branded box with a window.  There was a piece missing from the review model but the part was provided separately and easily fixed on.

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.

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 have plastic lenses.  The door handles are realistic inserts.  The MAN type number is on the cab doors and is TGS 35.410.

Behind the cab the exhaust and fuel tank is rendered well.  The wheel arches are metal throughout with an anti-slip surface at the rear and some tiny paint dots represent reflectors.  At the back the light bar has nice plastic lenses, a number plate and there is a usable towing hitch.

The tipper body is all metal with excellent decoration.  The tailgate has a good structure with more fine graphics.


The truck rolls well and the front two axles have linked steering which can be posed to a good 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.


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


It is good value.


This tipper truck looks great in the colours of Otto.  It is well made and recommended.


The model in this livery first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2011 and was produced in a limited run of 300 models. 
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Very smart decoration.
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Profile view.
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Smart cab.
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Excellent graphics.
The rear wheel arches are anti-slip.
Good chassis detail.
The tailgate opens but is not free swinging.
On the road.