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Altec AT40G Aerial Lift

Maker:  Sunraise
Model No:  -
Scale:  1:34
Review Date:  August 2018


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 79%

Footnotes


Altec AT40G Aerial Lift Video.  [Youku Video]
Altec branded box.
Smart truck.
Detailed chassis.
 
Opening hood.
Spreader plate is not included with the model.
At maximum height.
Looks realistic.



The Altec AT40G is an aerial lift with a maximum height of 40ft to the bottom of the basket.  It is mounted on a Ford F550 truck.

This model is in the unusual scale of 1:34.

Packaging

The model comes in a Altec branded box and inside the model is contained within expanded polystyrene trays. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

A pointer is included with the model.  There is no information about the real truck.

Detail

The truck chassis is based on a Ford F550 and the model is reasonably detailed underneath, with a number of parts modelled in plastic.  The wheels are nicely detailed, and the tyres are the same on all axles. There are soft mud flaps behind the rear wheels.

At the front the distinctive grille is modelled well and the headlights are good.   There is no number plate as this is a generic model.

The cab interior detail is fine, with a detailed console. 
 
The outriggers are metal and the outrigger pistons have visible screw threads.  Outrigger spreader plates are modelled, but they are fixed in position.

The truck deck has nice texturing, and there are plastic grab rails at the back.  Detailed graphics surround the model.

The aerial lift has a metal boom and it is reasonably detailed, with a hydraulic hose crossing the pivot point, and small graphics add detail.

The basket is metal with a control lever modelled.

Features

The model rolls well but it has a fairly shallow steering angle.   When the wheels are steered, the steering wheel turns a little. The fully sprung suspension works very well.

The cab doors open and shut.

The hood opens to reveal engine detail.

The outriggers extend, and the pads can be screwed down.  They are not long enough to reach the ground so some pads are required to display the model properly.  

The boom sections are controlled by rams which rely on friction to hold a pose, and they generally work well.  There is also a telescopic boom section.

The aerial lift rotates smoothly.

The basket rotates and can be tilted although the connections were slightly loose on the review model.

Quality

It has a high metal content with some plastic used, and the quality level is very good.

The paintwork and graphics are also very good.

Price

Although the price is not confirmed it is anticipated to be good value.

Overall

This is an interesting model of an unusual access platform.  It is nice to see an American truck modelled, and this one has nice detailing and functionality.

Footnotes

It first appeared in mid 2018.

 
Impressive Ford front end.
Profile view.
Soft mud flaps.
Nice looking model.
Opening door.
 
Functional model.
Metal basket.