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White Tractor with Lowboy Trailer

Maker:  SpecCast
Model No:  38031
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2011

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Quality   (max 25)17
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)67%


White Tractor with Lowboy Trailer Video
The windowed box.
Mascot on the hood.
Detail underneath.
Reasonable engine detail.
Landing leg is fixed.
Loaded with a 22RB,
Poses well with an oldtimer load.
White was an American truck maker that was in business from 1900 until it became insolvent in 1980.  Volvo acquired the assets in 1981.

This is a model of the popular 1950's White WC22 truck, and it has a Mustang emblem above the radiator.  The trailer is unmarked but appears to be the same LaCrosse lowboy seen in an earlier review.


The model comes in a windowed SpecCast branded box.  Inside, the model is contained within clear plastic formers.  There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the real tractor or trailer, or the model.


The WC22 has reasonable detail underneath, mainly in plastic  The tyres are the same on all wheels.

The cab has detailing such as mirrors and air horns, and the lights are good.  There are some visible chrome hinges on both the hood and the doors which would have looked better in the body colour although the paint would probably worn off as the hinges get used. 

There is a detailed engine under the hood.

Inside the cab the detail is pretty good and includes a long-handled gearstick.  Behind the cab there are plastic fuel tanks and the mud flaps at the rear are rubber.

The trailer has a metal structure with plastic wood-patterned decking.  The sides of the trailer have some tie-down points detailed within the casting but they are non-functional.  A single plastic landing leg is at the front and the folding ramps are also plastic.


The tractor unit has a steerable front axle with some movement. 

Each side of the hood opens piano-style and the cab doors also open.

The functionality of the trailer is limited to the folding ramps.  The turning circle of the overall truck is restricted as the landing leg fouls the tractor when the angle between truck and trailer reaches about 30°.


The overall quality level of the model is quite good, with a fair amount of plastic used.  The paintwork is good and there are some very small graphics on the hood of the WC22.


The model is good value for its relatively low price.


SpecCast have produced a reasonable enough model with detail on the tractor, although the lowboy is very simple by current standards.


This version of the model first appeared in 2011.

The complete truck.
Steering shown at the maximum angle.
Rear mud flaps are rubber.
Opening hood.
Cab doors open.
Details on the tractor are better than the trailer.
Rear ramps folded flat.