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Bell 45E Articulated Dump Truck

Maker:  USK
Model No:  31014
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2019

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Packaging   (max 10) 6
Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 14
Quality   (max 25) 19
Price   (max 15) 12
Overall   (max 100) 76%


Bell 45E and 60E Articulated Dump Truck Video [Youku Video]
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Bell windowed box.
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Nice rear end.
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Detail around the cab is convincing.
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Big tyres.
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Steep angle.
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Opening hood and tilting cab.
Profile view.

The Bell B45E is an articulated dump truck with an unloaded weight of 32 tonnes and it is capable of carrying a payload of 41 tonnes giving a total weight of 53 tonnes. 


The packaging is a windowed Bell-branded box with a photo of the real machine on the back.  The model is secured to a clear plastic former with ties. 

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

There is no information included about the real machine or model.


The base of the front part is a plastic plate with some detailing.  Under the body the chassis has more detailing with the transmission and suspension detailed.   The rubber tyres look good and they are mounted on wheels which have the inside and outside faces detailed.

The front of the machine has a tiny Bell badge on the front, and the lights and grille are detailed well.  The towing eyes have holes.  Under the engine cover is a detailed plastic engine which has the Mercedes-Benz logo on it.

The cab looks good and the handrails and mirrors are soft plastic. Textured surfaces are on the steps to the cab.

Behind the cab there is a plastic exhaust and an armoured hose crosses the pivot point. 

The dump body has a differently coloured inside surface with silver rivets on the articulated tailgate connections.  A plastic see-through grille is positioned on the leading edge.  The mud flaps mounted forward of the rear axles are metal.  The red stoplights at the rear are formed of graphics.


The wheels roll easily.

There is linked suspension on the rear axles.

Steering at the pivot point is limited, but axial rotation is possible at the pivot point.

At the front the engine cover opens up and the cab also tilts but the angles are restricted.  They can just be posed in a tilted position.

The rear window of the cab is hinged but could not be posed shut on the review model.

The tipping angle of the body is excellent. The tailgate opens well.


The model has a reasonable metal content with a number of plastic parts. 

The paint is generally very good and the graphics are sharp.  However there were small paint blemishes on the hood of the review model.


The price represents good value overall.


This is a nice quality Bell ADT model by USK.  It has some nice detailing and features at a good price level.


The model first appeared before the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2019 and was available afterwards.

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Looks good.
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Chassis rear end is detailed.
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Tiny Bell graphic at the front.
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Red safety bar is highlighted. 
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Poses well with an excavator.
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Followed by a Bell B60E