|WSI branded box. |
|Heavy tractor. |
|Very detailed equipment tower. |
|Tilting cab. |
|THeavy construction. |
|Cover plates fitted. |
|Heavy transformer (not included with the model). |
|Looks good with a load. |
|Comment on this model.|
This model comprises a Mercedes-Benz Arocs MP4 8x6 tractor, combined with 16 lines of Scheuerle InterCombi modules.
It is in the colours of Havator, the Baltic crane and haulage company.
The model comes in the usual WSI branded box. Inside the model is held within plastic formers within an expanded polystyrene tray.
There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.
There is no information provided about the real truck and no instructions for the model. There are a number of small parts and some instructions would assist an inexperienced collector.
The Mercedes-Benz 8x6 Arocs tractor has a typically good WSI chassis with the transmission and suspension modelled and the wheels are very detailed with different tyres on the front and rear axles.
The cab looks great and the Arocs grille is distinctive. There is a light bar on the roof, and there is a towing hitch at the front which can have a cover fixed with a supplied pin.
The cab interior is very good and includes the Mercedes-Benz logo on the steering wheel.
The Havator colour scheme and graphics are very attractive, and it includes a fleet number and number plate.
Under the cab is a detailed engine.
Behind the cab, the equipment tower is very detailed and includes coiled lines. At the back, the lights are nicely detailed. The rear towing hitch has a guide and pin.
The trailer is made up of the gooseneck, two 6-line and one 4-line Scheuerle modules.
The gooseneck is a metal part with some very good details such as banks of hoses and the cabinets on each side have excellently detailed handles. A couple of plastic boxes sit in the load storage area, and two warning boards can be fitted.
The modules have intricate hydraulic lines joining the tanks. The wheels are nice and the structure of the trailers is modelled in an authentic way. The steering linkages are metal and diamond plated metal cover plates provide the protection.
The connection of the modules is robust although they were slightly rotated out of line and needed adjustment to get a good look.
Detailing of the module edges includes maximum speed signs and yellow stripes. Clip-on light arrays can be added to the rear of the trailer.
A drawbar is provided which has two springs which maintain a horizontal position when not attached to a tractor.
The model fits together well although because of modelling tolerances it can be tricky to pose the model with all wheels fully grounded when it is unloaded.
The Arocs has linked steering which has a limited range of movement.
The cab tilts and just about poses in a tilted position.
The fifth wheel has some longitudinal movement.
The gooseneck has working cylinders so different angles can be set. It connects to the other components using the sliding locking pin system.
The Scheuerle modules have excellent independent suspension and the steering is proportional on the 6-line modules and parallel on the 4-line. It was very stiff on the review model. The steering is configurable by adjusting the position of the metal steering bars, and plenty are supplied as extras, although no information is provided on this aspect.
The drawbar can be fitted to any module and can be linked to the module steering although this is fiddly to do.
As usual this is a high quality model with a high metal content.
The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.
This is good value for a limited edition.
This is an impressive looking heavy haulage model and it looks particularly good with a suitable load.
The model first appeared in October 2016.
|Impressive Arocs MP4. |
|The model fully assembled.|
|High quality chassis. |
|Smart Havator graphics. |
|Scheuerle modules. |
|Detailed gooseneck. |
|Drawbar is very good. |
|Impressive heavy haulage.|