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MAN TGS 8x4 + Half-pipe Tipper - Eurovia

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  833/06
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2012

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MAN TGS 8x4 + Half-pipe Tipper - Eurovia Video
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Eurovia windowed box.
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Realistic looking truck.
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Distinctive half-pipe shape.
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Chassis is convincing.
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Tipping angle is reasonable.
Loaded with sand and gravel.
Tipping the load.
This model has a half-pipe tipper body mounted on MAN TGS 8x4 chassis.  It is in the colours of Eurovia, a subsidiary of the VINCI Group.


The model comes in a Eurovia 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.

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 41.440.  There also appears to be a fleet number on the cab.

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 simple graphics.


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


This model is good quality and mostly metal.


It is good value.


This tipper truck is another good addition to the Eurovia collection of models.  It is well made and recommended.


The model in this livery first appeared in May 2012. 
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Smart decoration.
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Profile view.
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Good rear detail including number plates.
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Chassis details.
Being loaded by a Liebherr R 313.
Poses well with other models.
Eurovia team discussing the Euro crisis.