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Schwing S 43 SX III Truck Mounted Concrete Pump

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  951
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2017


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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 9
Overall   (max 100) 77%

Footnotes


 Schwing S 43 SX III Truck Mounted Concrete Pump Video  [YouKu Video]
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Schwing box.
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Realistic appearance.
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On the road.
 
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Curved front outrigger beams.
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Ready to place concrete.
Detailed hydraulics.
Hopper cover opened as the pump is primed.
Extended pump hose.
Ready to pump.


This model is a Schwing S 43 SX III Concrete Pump mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 chassis. 

The maximum concrete output is 164m per hour and it has a horizontal reach of 38m and a vertical reach of 42m.

Packaging

The model comes in a Schwing 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, a dozen spreader plates and and two black hoses.

Detail

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 which is the same on all wheels, although the steering axles have wider tyres.

The cab has a see-through roof light and a distinctive Arocs grille.  There is no number plate as this is a generic model. 

Inside the cab, the seats have arm rests.

The front outriggers are metal with the unique curved Schwing design. The rear outriggers are metal also.  The pistons have visible screw threads, and the spreader plates are plastic.

The carrier body has a metal structure, with nice textured walking surfaces.  Wheel chocks are visible behind the protection bars between the axles.  The detailing of the pump is very good with hydraulic hoses adding to the look. The lights at the rear are painted.

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

The boom sections are metal with details in the casting, and the pipework is plastic.  The plastic ram jackets have a good colour match.  The connection rivets are discrete.   The hydraulic hoses are excellent, being thin and soft.

There is a plastic discharge hose at the end, and two extra lengths are included with the model.

Features

The truck rolls very smoothly and the front two axles have linked steering which can be posed to a very good angle.

The rear outriggers fold out and the front ones extend.  The small pads can be lowered by unscrewing.  The model can be supported wheels free.

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 rear light bar folds to allow a truck mixer to get close to the hopper.

The boom rotates smoothly.

The boom articulation works well and the rams were able to hold almost all poses.

Two lengths of hose are included with the model but there are no connectors.  However, if a join is made then an effective long length of hose can be produced.

Quality

This is a heavy and fairly robust model which gives it the feeling of quality. 

The paint and graphics are very good.

Price

It is fully priced.

Overall

It has been many years since NZG produced a concrete pump for Schwing.  This model has been nicely implemented with some very nice detailing, particularly of the hydraulics.
 
Footnotes

The model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2017. 
 
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Distinctive Arocs cab.
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Profile view.
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Detailed chassis.
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Decent steering angle.
 
Detailed pump.
Rear light bar folds up to allow a truck mixer to get close to the hopper.