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Mercedes-Benz Antos 4x2 Box with Lifting Platform - Dachser

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  880/03
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2015

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Overall   (max 100)77%


Mercedes-Benz Antos 4x2 Box with Lifting Platform - Dachser Video.  [Youku video]
NZG branded box.
Very good steering.
Dachser graphics stand out.
On the road.
Inside is finished well.
Comment on this model.

The Mercedes-Benz Antos is a class of truck that has been specifically developed for distribution work with load capacities of 18 tonnes upwards.  

This model of the Antos is a 4x2 chassis with a box body and loading platform. 

It is in the colours of Dachser, the logistics provider.


The model comes in an NZG branded box and sits in a pair of expanded polystyrene trays. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model.

There is no information about the real truck but a simple instruction sheet for the loading platform is provided.  No assembly is required.


The chassis has the transmission fully modelled and the tanks and exhaust after-treatment system are detailed.  The tyres appear to be the same on all axles and they are mounted on good looking wheels.

The cab roof has an aerodynamic faring which is angled to respect the box behind.  There is a see-through roof light underneath it and, a couple of thin aerials are attached to the edge of the roof.   The door mirrors are colour coded.  The interior is good too with the steering wheel having the Mercedes-Benz logo on it.  The grille at the front is finely reproduced and the lights have plastic lenses.  There are small graphics around the cab including some tiny BlueTec efficiency signs.  There are number plates at the front and back.

There are side protection bars are plastic and at the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

The box body is metal so consequently the model is heavy for its size, and the Dachser graphics are very sharp.  At the rear there is a lifting platform with modelled hydraulic cylinders at the bottom. 


The steering mechanism is good and turns to a very realistic angle. 

The lift platform has an interesting operating method.  It closes up tight to seal the box and lowers to form a platform at deck height.  It can also lower further and tilt so the end touches the ground.


This is a very solid strong model with a high metal content. 

The paintwork is good and graphics are very good.


It is reasonable value.


This version of the Antos looks good in the Dachser livery, and the rear loading platform works nicely.


This version of the model was first announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015.

Profile view.
Faring on the cab roof.
Stabilisers at the rear are non-operational.
Detailed chassis.
Platform fully lowered.