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Vögele MT 3000-2i Offset PowerFeeder

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  840
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2012

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Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)83%


Vögele MT 3000-2i Offset PowerFeeder Video
Vögele branded box.
Profile view.
View underneath.
Seats in the operator's area open out, and the canopy can be extended too.
Bottom of hopper raises up.
Track frames are simple.
Excellent operator's console with joysticks.
Lights and hydraulic hoses at the end of the conveyor.
Metal canopy.
Canopy folded and hopper sides slid in for transport.
Feeding a Super 1900-2 paver.
Offset angle at the maximum.
The Vögele MT 3000-2i Offset PowerFeeder provides an uninterrupted supply of material to a paver, or to fill trenches or road barrier cavities.  It allows more rapid unloading of trucks and allows the paver to not need trucks to access it directly.

The conveyor can be pivoted to either side by 55°, and can convey 1200 tonnes of material per hour.


The model comes in a decorated box and is enclosed between polystyrene trays.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

The model is complete with no assembly required, and there is no information describing its many features. 

A reprint of a brochure about the real machine is included and this enhances the offering.


The rubber tracks are simple and are mounted on track frames which mimic the real machine's simplicity.

At the front the hopper has worm conveyors and there are rubber flaps at the front and the feed belt is rubber also.  There are functioning rollers for engaging the wheels of a discharging tipper.

The side panels have good graphics and they have hinges on the top edges which are reasonably discrete.  Under the panels various engine details are provided as items in relief in the casting rather than as separate components.

The operator's area has a textured floor and two seats, and is surrounded by metal handrails.  The control console is excellent including tiny joysticks.  The canopy above is metal.

The conveyor support has excellent hydraulic lines and some fine detailing.  The conveyor has a rubber belt and includes a fabric cover with a plastic element on top, and underneath there is a mesh screen.  Hydraulic lines run to the cylinders and the belt motors at the tip.  Lights are modelled with silvered surfaces.


The tracks can be forced to roll but are very stiff.

The hopper sides slide out, and the bottom flap can be raised up to force material onto the belt.

Both operator's seats can be rotated out to provide a better view forwards, and the seats also swivel.  The roof canopy above can be extended to provide shelter.  The console can move on a rail from side to side, and also rotates.

The canopy roof can be lowered to provide a reduced headroom for travelling on a transport vehicle.

The conveyor can be raised from almost horizontal to about 25°, and can rotate to either side realistically.  The rubber belts do not rotate.


This is another very high quality model for the Wirtgen Group.  It is mostly metal and finished well.


It is good value for the quality and functionality offered.


NZG has produced a very realistic model of the MT3000-2i with plenty of detail and good functionality.  It is an outstanding model.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2012.

Brochure included.
Hopper sides closed up.
Underside of the conveyor with mesh screen.
Hopper sides opened out.  Auger screws visible.
The model is quite large.
Opening covers on both sides reveal engine detail.
Access ladder and handrails are metal.
Very good detailing around the conveyor pivot.
Loaded on a Nooteboom Pandel-X.
At work.  The PowerFeeder provides material to a paver that the MAN truck cannot get to.
A busy paving scene.