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Mercedes-Benz Arocs MP4 + Nooteboom 5+3 - Silvasti

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1728
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2016

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WSI Mercedes-Benz Arocs MP4 + Nooteboom 5+3 - Silvasti Video   [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Silvasti graphics are rendered well.
Detailed chassis.
Cab tilts but struggles to hold the pose.
Underside of the dolly.
Very detailed graphics.
Detail at the back.
Deck posts fitted.
Hauling a Liebherr drilling rig.
Hauling a Caterpillar forestry machine.
Attractive Arocs.
Comment on this model.

This model is of a 8x4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs MP4 BigSpace coupled with a Nooteboom Low Loader with 5-axle EURO-PX + 3-axle ICP. 

It is in the colours of Silvasti, a heavy haulage company based in Finland which was started in 2002.


The packaging is the usual WSI-branded windowed box with the model held in a plastic former inside an expanded polystyrene tray, with clear plastic lid. 

There were no missing parts on the review model, although the control panel on the gooseneck appears to be a less detailed part than normal.

There is no information about the real truck or for the model.


The chassis has a very detailed transmission and suspension.  The wheels are also highly detailed with different tyres on the steering and non-steering axles.

The Arocs cab looks really good with its distinctive front grille.  It has a beacon light bar and headlight bar on the roof.  The door mirrors are two-tone as is the cab interior.  Under the cab is a detailed engine.  At the front is a realistic number plate and a towing hitch with cover.

The equipment tower is very detailed plastic with a fine mesh element.  Coiled lines run from the tower and the wheel arches are plastic.  At the back the lights have plastic lenses.

The trailer is made up of the gooseneck, a 3-axle Interdolly, load deck, and 5-axle Pendel X module.

The gooseneck is a metal part with yellow stripes running on each side.  At the rear a set of hoses / cables are ready to plug into the Interdolly or deck.  Two spare wheels are fitted at the front and plastic warning markers can be clipped on.

The 3-axle Interdolly has detailed wheels supported on metal parts.  The authentic look is highlighted by the use of many tiny graphics, and on top the painting highlights bolt heads around the access plates. 

The 5-axle unit is similarly detailed.  It features a deep central trough which is an advantage of this trailer design so that the boom of a transported load can be folded low.  Graphics are used to provide the detail on the inner edges and tie-down loops are reproduced within the casting.  A warning marker board assembly fits on top.

The deck is metal with inlaid plastic deck surfacing.  The edges are detailed with painted tie-down loops.  Plastic extension brackets hold the replica timber deck width extensions. 

The optional deck posts are metal.


The Arocs has linked steering on axles 1 and 2 with a moderate range of movement possible.

The cab tilts forward but the review model could not pose in the tilted position. 

The gooseneck has stiff working cylinders so different angles can be set.  It can be connected to the Interdolly, and a spacer piece is provided for use if connecting directly to the spine beam.  However joining the parts was not a perfect fit, possibly due to paint thicknesses.

The steering is proportional on the 5-axle module and parallel on the 3-axle, with the mechanism on the 5-axle not as precise as on previous versions of this trailer. 

The deck is extendible, and can be configured with width extensions and deck posts. 


This model is very good quality with a high metal content and plastic used appropriately. 

The paintwork is very good with many very small graphics.


The model is moderate value overall.


It is good to see WSI produce an Arocs cab and this version in Silvasti colours looks very good.  The model engineering of the trailer was not quite as good as on some previous versions although this does not affect most poses of the model.


The model appeared in January 2016.

Good looking Arocs cab.
The trailer in basic configuration.
Moderate steering angle.
Detailed equipment tower.
'Pete' is in the cab.
The 3-axle unit has great details.
Width extensions.
Great display arrangement.