|The box. |
|The lifting jib fitted. |
|Underneath view. |
|The boom telescoped out to maximum extension. |
|Up for the ride. |
|Dieci is an Italian manufacturer which has made concrete mixers since 1962, and telescopic handlers since 1983. |
The Pegasus range of telehandlers is interesting in that they are rotating rather than having a fixed body The 50.21 is one of the larger models in the range and has a maximum capacity of 5 tonnes and a maximum lift height of around 20m.
The model comes in a windowed box, and it is packed securely between expanded polystyrene and a clear plastic former. There are no details about the real machine, but a comprehensive instruction sheet covers all the features of the model. The only assembly required is to fit either the lifting boom or basket, and a small mirror has to be fixed to the cab.
There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.
There is little detail underneath, and although the Ros name is present there is no model number on the model or the box. Rubber treaded tyres are fixed onto plastic hubs.
The carrier detail is reasonable with textured stepping surfaces and the outrigger beams and pads are metal. The outrigger pistons are visible screw threads.
The body is cast well, and the cab is quite detailed although it is plastic. However the colour match is so good it is hard to tell. Mirrors, wipers and lights provide interest, and the light bars at the rear have painted lenses. A tiny beacon light sits on top of the body at the rear.
The four section telescopic boom has good detailing within the casting with hydraulic lines visible on the lowest section.
Turning to the two attachments, the lifting boom is a plastic part but it has a nice swivelling hook at the end. The basket is also plastic although the handrails are rather fat for the scale. The feel of the plastic on both attachments lowers the quality of the model somewhat, although presumably it was chosen to lower both cost, and the weight when attached to the boom.
Both axles steer independently with a reasonable range of movement.
The outrigger beams open out and the pads can be screwed down to support the weight of the model.
The body has a side opening panel which reveals some engine details. The body rotates and the main boom can be raised and the cylinder is stiff enough to hold the boom without it bleeding down. The telescopic sections pull out smoothly and lock at maximum extension.
The boom and basket can be attached as desired using supplied pins. The basket can also be extended in length by pulling out each end.
The casting quality is pretty good. The graphics are sharp but the paintwork is not the best quality with a variability in paint thickness showing in places.
The model is very affordable given its relatively low price level.
This Ros model is reasonably good and fairly inexpensive. It does not pretend to be of the highest quality but has enough going for it to be recommended.
The model appeared in February 2010.
|The model, parts, and instruction leaflet. |
|Lifting jib stowed on the side, and opening panel. |
|Outriggers out. |
|Detail on the boom. |
|The lifting jib. |
|The model is stable with the large basket attached. |