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Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Broshuis 6-axle Trailer - Baldwins

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-1884
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  September 2016

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Detail   (max 30) 26
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 82%


Liebherr LTM 1350 Mobile Crane and Mercedes-Benz Arocs + Broshuis 6-axle Trailer - Baldwins Video  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Nice grille behind the cab.
8x4 chassis.
Tilting cab.
Under on the gooseneck.
Detailed rear end.
Extended trailer.
Imposing Arocs.
Transporting crane components.
Looks great loaded.
Comment on this model.

This is a model of a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 with a Broshuis 6-axle 100 tonne series Trailer in the colours of Baldwins.

Broshuis is a Dutch trailer company founded in 1885.

Baldwins is an English crane hire company.  It was first in business in 1957.


The model comes in a WSI-branded outer box, and it is held between clear plastic formers within an expanded polystyrene tray. 

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

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


The Arocs is an 8x4 with a high quality chassis and suspension and transmission parts modelled in metal.  The wheels are smart with different tyres on the front and rear axles.

The Arocs cab looks really good and it has STGO and number plates.  Inside there is a two-tone interior.  The Baldwins graphics are sharp. 

Behind the cab the equipment tower is largely detailed in plastic, but it looks convincing.  There are coiled air lines and the wheel arches are plastic.  At the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

The Broshuis trailer consists of a gooseneck, bridge section and 6-axle trailer. 

The gooseneck has nice replica timber inlay and a textured surface.  There are many tiny graphics, and nice flexible hoses at the rear and two landing legs.  Warning markers press in, and box sides can be added if desired.  A plastic generator set is included.

The trailer has a detailed underside, with the suspension and steering modelled.  The wheels are detailed and they have decent tyres.

Details along the edges of the bridge and trailer are very good with a stripe and tiny Broshuis graphics.  At the rear the lights and mud flap look realistic.  The rear stabilisers are modelled, but are not functional.  Two 'Long Vehicle' signs can placed at the back.

A separate pack of metal deck posts are provided and these plug into holes in the deck edge with some fiddlyness.  Plastic timbers can be fitted between the width extension beams in the deck edge.  Two pairs of marker boards can be attached to the gooseneck and the rear end of the trailer if required.


The Arocs has limited linked steering on the front two axles. 

The cab tilts, but does not pose in a tilted position.

The gooseneck has landing legs which can be unscrewed and lowered, although it would be better if they could be raised higher.   The trailer connection angle is controlled by rams which are reasonably stiff. 

The storage box sides and deck posts can be fitted to the gooseneck.  Marker boards can be fitted for normal transport or wide loads.  The generator can be placed if required.

All the axles have effective working suspension with good movement. 

The trailer has linked steering on the front two axles, and separate linked steering on the rear four axles which is proportional.

The trailer has an extending beam.

The trailer can have deck posts fitted.  For wider loads there is 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. 

Various marker boards can be fitted at the rear of the trailer.

The truck can be configured without the bridge section if required.


It is well up to WSI's usual standards with a high metal content.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.


The model is good value for a limited edition truck of this type.


Although Baldwins uses Nooteboom trailers, this is a good looking model in the blue and white colour scheme.  The functionality of the trailer is very good, and the model looks great paired with a crane in Baldwins colours.


The model was released in July 2016.

On the road with gooseneck storage box.
The parts.
Detailed tower behind the cab.
Smart looking.
Detailed chassis.
Generator pack on the gooseneck.
Width extensions can be added.
Paired with a Baldwins Liebherr LTM 1350.  The trailer is configured with deck posts in Baldwins style.
Supporting crane assembly.