|WSI box. |
|Smart looking. |
|Detailed chassis with linked steering between axles 1,2 and 4. |
|Detailed Fassi crane. |
|Deck is detailed. Container locks fitted. |
|Carrying a tower crane section.|
|Tough looking Fassi crane. |
|Fly jib fitted. |
|Comment on this model.|
This truck is a Volvo FH4 Sleeper Cab 8x2 Flatbed with a Fassi F1100 Loader Crane.
The loader crane is rated at 90 tonne metres with a maximum lift of 25 tonnes. Fassi is an Italian company founded in 1955.
The model is in the colours of the Swedish company Tommy's Kranbilar.
The box is a standard WSI style and inside the model is contained within a tray with a clear lid.
There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.
A generic instruction sheet is included which explains the features of the Fassi crane. There is no information about the real truck.
The Volvo chassis is an 8x2 arrangement and it is modelled in detail including the gearbox. The wheels are very detailed with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.
The cab looks very smart with a beacon bar on the roof and the mirrors are colour-coded. There is a realistic number plate and the graphics are very good.
The deck is a high quality plastic replica timber in part, and the clip on sideboards are nicely detailed in metal.
There are two-stage outrigger beams with metal pads, and they are positioned behind the rear axle.
At the back the lights look good and there are small graphics. There is also a plastic clip-type towing hitch. Small plastic container locks are provided which fit into the deck and allow a container to be posed on the deck without sliding about.
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, and there is a lifting bar included. A separate fly jib can be fitted although the modelling scale means the last sections are not telescopic.
There is linked steering on the front axles and rear axle, although only a limited range of movement is possible.
Separate deck sides can be added as an alternative to any empty load deck.
The front outriggers can be stored in the upright position and can be telescoped out and rotated, and the piston lowered. The rear outriggers can be extended and lowered.
The crane rotates 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 maximum extended height is around 48cm, or 19 inches when using the fly jib.
The optional fly jib can be fitted, or left off. A separate lifting beam is also included and this clips on to the headboard when not in use.
This model is well made with a high metal content.
The paintwork is very good and the livery and Fassi graphics are sharp.
The model is reasonable value.
WSI are consistently good at producing truck models with loader cranes and this is another fine example.
The model first appeared in August 2016.
|The parts and instructions. |
|Side boards are good.|
|Excellent Volvo cab. |
|Volvo engine under the cab. |
|Loaded with a container. |
|Detailed outrigger and pad. |
|Unloading a spreader plate.|