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DAF XF + Fassi F1100 + Broshuis 3-axle Trailer - Friderici

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1769
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2016

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DAF XF + Fassi F1100 + Broshuis 3-axle Trailer - Friderici Video. [Youku Video]
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The box.
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Steering angle is very limited.
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Tilting cab reveals a Paccar engine.
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Detailed Broshuis chassis.
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Ramps up to the gooseneck are included.
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Trailer extended.
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Loaded with plant.
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Fassi is nicely detailed.
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Ready to unload beams.
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This is a model of a DAF XF 105 Space Cab 8x4 tractor with a Fassi 1100 Loader Crane, and a Broshuis 3-axle semi low loader. 

It is in the colours of Friderici, the Swiss haulage and lifting company.  It was founded in 2002.


The model comes in a WSI Models branded box which has a window allowing the model to be seen. 

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

A brochure is included for the Fassi crane part of the model.  There are quite a few parts supplied for the trailer.


The tractor is a DAF XF 105 Space Cab 8x4 unit and he chassis is detailed, with the suspension and transmission details modelled.  The wheels look good, and there are different tyre tread patterns on the driven axles. 

At the front the cab has very good detailing, with a couple of beacon lights on the roof, and a realistic number.    Plastic wheel arches cover the rear wheels and the rear lights are painted. The rear outrigger beams are two stage.

The Fassi crane is very good.  The outriggers are three-stage, and the pistons are smooth, and small separate pads are supplied.  An additional set of small square spreader plates is also included for the front and rear outriggers. 

The base section has a slewing motor complete with hydraulic hose, and there is a nice fuel tank.  There are lights on the lower boom sections and a winch which has thread hidden under a tape covering. 

The boom sections appear to be thin-wall metal, and they certainly have a stiff profile whilst being smooth in operation.  The final boom section has a small fixed metal hook.

The trailer is also highly detailed.  Underneath, the structure of the trailer is modelled well, with the axles having the suspension fully represented, and there are hoses running to each wheel.  At the front there are a couple of landing legs.  Rear legs for the loading ramps are modelled but are not functional.

The surface of the trailer is very good with the screw holes modelled in the replica timber deck.  Details along the edges of the trailer include a yellow visibility stripe and the Broshuis logo.  On one side there is a control console box.

At the rear the lights are good and there is a number plate.

The gooseneck has a tool box and on the front is a spare wheel.  Sides for a storage box are metal.

A separate pack of metal deck posts is provided and also a support beam. The trailer width can be extended with boards and there are also parts for securing a container.

A pair of width markers attaches at the rear end of the trailer if required, and a couple of pull-out ones are stowed under the gooseneck.


The DAF has linked steering but the movement is very limited.

The cab tilts to reveal a detailed engine underneath.

The fifth wheel position can be adjusted longitudinally.

The crane rotates fairly smoothly and the boom unfolds with the rams being stiff and 'jerky' to extend. 

The boom has seven telescoping sections which extend well and generally hold a pose.

The trailer has plenty of features.  All the axles have effective working suspension with good movement, and the rear self-steering axle can adopt a reasonable angle. 

At the front the landing legs can be screwed down, and the marker boards stowed under the gooseneck can be slid into position. 

The trailer bed can be extended to almost double its length.  For wider loads the trailer has a load floor width adjustment and this works with tiny extension beams which can be pulled out and then replica timber beams can be laid between them.

Other configuration options are provided by fitting or omitting the deck posts, and the same goes for the gooseneck storage.  Locks for attaching shipping containers are also supplied, as is a transverse support beam.

Separate plastic loading ramps can be placed to simulate loading.  Loading plates for the gooseneck are also included.


This is a another high quality WSI model with a high metal content.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.


The model is reasonable value as a limited edition.


WSI has produced a highly functional model with many posing possibilities, aside from the usual gripe about limited steering angles. The detail is also very good.


The model appeared in July 2016.

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On the road.
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The parts out of the box including brochure.
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Unusually, the rear lights are painted.
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Good detailing of the DAF chassis.
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Tiny hoses.
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Broshuis graphic.
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Unloading using the ramps.
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Beams stacked for transport.
Smart cab with fleet number.