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Terberg YT 182 Yard Tractor - White

Maker:  Unknown
Model No:  t30071443
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2017

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 77%


Terberg YT 182 Yard Tractor - White Video  [Youku Video]
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The Terberg branded box.
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Clean model details.
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Textured walkway surfaces.
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Nice tilting cab.
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Profile view.
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Moving a box trailer.

The Terberg YT 182 is a yard tractor used for martialling trailers.   It does this by having an elevating fifth wheel that raises the trailer so that the trailer landing legs do not have be raised and lowered with every move.

Terberg makes a variety of special vehicles.


The model comes in a Terberg branded box with the model held within a pair of polystyrene trays. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model.

There is no information on the real machine included, and no instructions for the model either. 


This is a highly detailed model which is facilitated by the relatively high plastic content.

The chassis is very detailed with the engine, gearbox and transmission all present.  Tanks are modelled, and there are thin tyres on the wheels.

The large cab has very thin windscreen wipers and the plastic mirrors and grab rails are thin.  Inside the cab the detailed console is excellent.

Behind the cab there is a nice exhaust and coiled lines.   The walkways and steps have texture. 

The lights at the front and back have tiny lenses.


The front axle steers but with a very limited range of movement which is a pity given that maneuverability is a feature of the real tractor.

The cab tilts forward and holds the pose.  There is a detailed engine under the cab.

The fifth wheel elevates to a good height and the rams are stiff enough to support lifting a trailer. However the pistons will pull out of the jackets if pulled to far.   The fifth wheel is designed for models with thinner king pins rather than fatter ones used by some model makers.


The model is very good quality but with a high plastic content.  The metal parts are the cab and chassis frame.

The paintwork and few graphics are excellent.


The model is moderate value.


This is an interesting model of an unusual vehicle.  It looks very good and only its light weight indicates that more plastic is used than usual.   Nonetheless the key feature of the model works well enough.


The model first appeared in 2016 in yellow and white versions.
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Steering angle is limited.
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Detailed chassis.
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Very nice detailing inside the cab.
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At work in the Cranes Etc yard.
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Fifth wheel lifting the trailer.