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Mercedes-Benz Actros SLT - Yellow

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  932/60
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2017

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 11
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 76%


Mercedes-Benz Actros / Arocs SLT + Trailers video. [Youku Video]
NZG branded box.
Actros grille and towing hitch.
Metal wheel arches.
Equipment tower looks good.
Looks great with a big trailer.
Hauling a piling rig.
Looks good as part of a fleet.

This Mercedes-Benz Actros is an 8x4 heavy haulage SLT version.  It is designed to haul a gross combination weight of 250 tonnes.


The model comes in an NZG branded box and is contained between a pair of polystyrene trays held in place with a clear plastic former. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no assembly to do, and no information about the model or real truck is supplied.


The Actros chassis is detailed with the steering being functionally modelled as a compromise.  The tyres have the same tread pattern and the wheels are detailed.

The grille at the front is authentically reproduced from the real truck and there is a towing hitch and a dummy number plate.  There are air horns, beacon lights and aerials on the roof, and the light bar is silvered plastic.  The rooflight is see-through which is a nice touch.

The doors have good inset handles.  Inside the cab there is a nice two-tone finish. 

Behind the cab the equipment tower is mainly plastic with nice detailing including coiled lines.  An impressive grille is modelled on one side.

The rear wheel arches are metal and the rear lights have plastic lenses.  There is a rear towing hitch.


The Actros rolls very smoothly and the steering has a very good range of movement.

The towing hitch pin at the front is removable.


This is a high quality mainly metal model with a heavy feel.

The paintwork and few graphics are very good.


The model is reasonable value for money.


This is another good quality Mercedes-Benz model from NZG and this Actros SLT is well made.  It looks very good with a suitable matching trailer.


This version of the model first appeared in Winter 2016.

Profile view.
Big grille behind the cab.
Decent steering.
Good quality chassis.
Towing hitch at the back.
Heavy haulage.