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CIFA K45H Truck Mounted Concrete Pump

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  885
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2015

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Packaging   (max 10)7
Detail   (max 30)25
Features   (max 20)16
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)9
Overall   (max 100)77%


CIFA K45H Truck Mounted Concrete Pump Video  [YouKu Video]
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CIFA  box.
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Convincing appearance.
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On the road.
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Full hydraulics modelling on the boom.
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Pump details are nicely modelled.
Silver sections of the boom represent the carbon fibre sections of the real machine.
Most poses are held well.
Interesting display model.
Waiting for the concrete.
Nice mini diorama.
Comment on this model.

This model is a CIFA K45H Concrete Pump mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 chassis. 

The pump is one of CIFA's Carbotech series, with the last two boom sections made of carbon fibre.  The pump has a maximum capacity of 140m³ per hour.


The model comes in an CIFA branded box. 

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

There is no information about the real machine or the model.  Separate parts included are the hopper cover, outrigger spreader plates, and pins for the hydraulic rams on the boom.


Underneath, the chassis is fully detailed in metal with only the steering linkages being modelled for functionality rather than detail.  The tyres have a decent tread pattern and are the same on all wheels.

The cab has horns and aerial on the roof, and another small aerial and a plastic grab rail on the driver's side.  The door mirrors have some texture and the distinctive Arocs grille is modelled with a realistic appearance.  There is a dummy number plate front and rear. 

Inside the cab, the seats have arm rests.

Most of the carrier body behind the cab is modelled in metal, with some rubber hoses.  The silver concrete pipe is plastic.  There are textured walking surfaces and the wheel arches are metal throughout.  The lights at the rear are painted.

The hopper is metal with a plastic grille and a metal cover.

The front outriggers are two stage, with inner section being plastic, and the larger rear outriggers are metal.  The pistons have visible screw threads. 

The boom sections are metal with details in the casting.  The hydraulic lines to the rams are modelled throughout and the plastic ram jackets have a reasonable colour match.  The concrete delivery pipe is modelled in plastic, the connection rivets are discrete except for the one at the boom foot, and the graphics on each section are sharp.


The truck rolls well and the front two axles have linked steering which can be posed to a very good angle, although the tyres foul at the extreme.

The outriggers fold out and the front ones telescope.  The pads can be lowered by unscrewing and there are separate spreader plates.  The plates can be stored in holders during transport.

At the rear the hopper can be posed either open or closed although it is not hinged - it has to be plugged in which does not work as well as a hinge.  The grille inside the hopper is hinged and opens.

An access step at the rear folds up and down.

The boom rotates although it was very sticky on the review model.

The boom articulation works well and the rams were able to hold almost all poses.  Pins are supplied with the model to insert in the rams if required.


This is a heavy model with a relatively low plastic content.  It has a quality feel. 

The paint and graphics are very good.


It is pricey for a concrete pump model so perhaps the production numbers will be low.


It is interesting to see this model of a CIFA pump, particularly as CIFA are part of the Chinese company Zoomlion. NZG has made a good job of it, and it is a nice looking model.

The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015. 
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Good steering.
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Profile view.
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Detailed chassis.
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Arocs cab is plain.
Opening grille and fold down step.
High reach.
Distinctive Arocs grille.