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Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 Half-pipe Tipper - Bub

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  905/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2015

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Mercedes-Benz Arocs Tippers Video  [Youku Video]
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NZG windowed box.
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Smart wheels.
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Running empty.
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Multi-stage ram.
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Metal wheel arches.
Being loaded.
Good looking truck.
Comment on this model.

This model is a half-pipe tipper mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 chassis.  The Arocs was announced by Mercedes-Benz in 2013 and is their truck aimed at the construction sector.

This version of the model is in the colours of Bub Abbruch, a German demolition company based in the Nuremberg area.


The model comes in an NZG 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 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 an 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 realistic number plate front and rear and there are some tiny Mercedes-Benz graphics which are fairly sharp.

Inside the cab, the seats have arm rests and there is the Mercedes-Benz logo on the steering wheel.

Behind the cab the exhaust and intakes are modelled in plastic.  The wheel arches are metal throughout and the light bar at the rear has nice plastic lenses.

The tipper body is metal with a multi-stage hydraulic ram. It is nicely cast and the tailgate is fixed with silver rivets.  The Bub graphics are striking.


The truck rolls well and the front two axles have linked steering which can be posed to a very good angle without fouling.

The tipper body raises to a shallow angle.  The tailgate opens but it really needs the tipper body to tilt more to open properly.


It is well made model with a high metal content. 

The paint and graphics are very good.


It is reasonable value.


This Arocs tipper model is good quality and it stands out in the Bub colour scheme.  It would have been nicer if the tipping angle was more realistic, and if the cab was tilting.


The Arocs model first appeared in prototype at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2014. 
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Distinctive Arocs grille.
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Profile view.
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Metal chassis.
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Loaded with broken 'concrete'.
Tipper body is a nice casting but the tipping angle is shallow.