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Mercedes-Benz Actros + HIAB - Beutlhauser

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  920/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  October 2014

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Mercedes-Benz Actros + HIAB - Beutlhauser Video.  [Youku Video]
NZG-branded box.
Actros cab is good.
Very good steering angle.
Smart graphics.
Loaded with lifting beams.
Decent height can be obtained.
Towing a trailer.
Comment on this model.

This model is a Mercedes-Benz 8x4 Actros truck with a Hiab Loader Crane.  It is the colours of Beutlhauser, a family run company founded in 1898 which is based in Passau in Germany.


This version of the model comes in a NZG-branded box and inside there is a two piece expanded polystyrene tray. 

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

There is no information about the model or the real vehicle. 


The Mercedes-Benz Actros is an 8x4 chassis which is modelled in metal, and the wheel hubs are metal too.

The cab is detailed with aerials, beacon lights and air horns on the roof and textured two-tone mirrors on the doors.  There is a dummy generic number plate, the lights have lenses and there is a protection plate under the engine.  Inside the cab there is a Mercedes-Benz logo on the steering wheel.  The Beutlhauser graphics are really nice.

Behind the cab the exhaust and air intake is plastic.

The body is metal and the drop sides are detailed but non-functional, although the graphics are very good.  At the rear the loader crane is marked as a Hiab XS and it is modelled in metal with the exception of a couple of sections of boom which are plastic.  The hook is metal.

The rear lights have nice lenses and there is a towing hitch.


The Actros truck rolls well and has linked steering on the front two axles which turns to a good angle.

The outrigger beams on the Hiab extend a little and are loose rather than rigid in their holders.  The simple pads can screw down revealing a screw thread.

The Hiab unfolds and rotates, with the four-stage telescopic boom opening smoothly and able to hold most poses.  The metal hook is nice as it rotates and has movement in two dimensions.


This is a well made model with a high metal content.

The paint is very good and the Beutlhauser graphics are sharp.


It is reasonable value.


This Actros truck is up to NZG's usual standard for truck models and the Hiab adds decent functionality.  It looks very attractive in the colours of Beutlhauser.


The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2014 and was available in this livery in August 2014.  It was also made in other colours.

Very smart livery.
Profile view.
Hiab folded for transport.
Good chassis.
Nice Hiab.
A crane part on the road.