|The Gar-Bro box. |
|Pull the handle and the chute opens. |
|The bucket hangs from the Potain MDT 178. |
|This accessory is a concrete bucket for use with crane models. |
It is a model of the Gar-Bro 'R' Series Lightweight Round-Gate Concrete Bucket made by the Gar-Bro Manufacturing Company of Heber Springs, Arkansas USA. The 'R' series is designed to be significantly lighter than other buckets of similar capacity. Gar-Bro has a long history in supply concrete placing equipment. It was founded in 1923 and has supplied to many major civil engineering projects across the world.
The Gar-Bro box is small and has a picture of the bucket.
Detail and Features
The bucket is well detailed and made all in metal. The only issue is that it appears on the large size for 1:50, scaling at over 2m high.
It has a working chute mechanism which functions very well.
Quality and Price
This is a well made piece and is fair value considering its functionality.
Collectors of crane models will be pleased with this accessory although it is a little too large to fit under the chute of a 1:50 scale truck mixer on a level surface. However the bucket looks good hung from a suitable crane.
This accessory is supplied as standard with the Potain MDT 178 Tower Crane model, where it has a 'Potain' logo rather than the Gar-Bro name. The model is distributed by NZG outside the Americas and has NZG model number 738. Production runs of separate models: Gar-Bro, 500; Potain, 500.
|The bucket is large compared to the Cranes Etc team member. It scales at 2.3m to the rim. |
|Tiny spring loaded mechanism. |
|Placing concrete by bucket with the Manitowoc 16000? These guys need to get a life. |