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Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT + Ballast Box - Grúas Doniz

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2008
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2017

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Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 81%


Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT + Ballast Box - Grúas Doniz Video  [Youku Video]
Standard WSI box.
Limited steering angle.
A trailer could be attached to the fifth wheel.
Detailed engine.
Excellent equipment tower.
Towing a Scheuerle trailer (not included with the model).
Ballast box cover removed.

This tractor is a Mercedes-Benz Arocs SLT Big Space 8x4 with Ballast Box.

It is in the colours of Grúas Doniz, the Spanish haulage and lifting company.  It was founded in 1960.


The packaging is the usual WSI branded box with the model resting in a plastic former within an expanded polystyrene tray with a clear plastic lid.  Extra protective strips provide protection for the paintwork.

There were no missing parts on the review model. 

There is no information provided about the real machine or model and the assembly is limited to fixing the towing hitches and ballast box. 


The 8x4 transmission is modelled well as is the suspension and steering. The tyres have different treads on the front and rear axles, and are mounted on detailed wheels with smart trims. 

The cab has a light bar on the roof, and horns.  The rooflight in the cab is not see-through.  There is a towing hitch at the front and rear, and realistic number plates.

The Doniz livery looks great with the lettering almost appearing embossed.

Inside the cab, the details include two-tone seats and the Mercedes-Benz logo is printed on the steering wheel.  Under the cab is a detailed engine.

Behind the cab, the equipment tower is excellent.

There are coiled lines, and the wheel arches are plastic.  At the back, the lights have plastic lenses.

The metal ballast box has big graphics, and the plastic cover is nicely textured to represent tarpaulin.


There is linked steering on axles 1 and 2, and it has a small range of movement.

The cab tilts forward to about 45° but the review model was difficult to pose in the tilted position. 

The ballast box and cover is removable. 

The towing hitches at the front and rear have removable pins.


It is a relatively heavy model with plastic used appropriately.

The paintwork and graphics are very high quality.


This is a good value limited edition model.


This is a strikingly attractive truck in the colours of Doniz.  It would pose well with a suitable trailer.


The model appeared in February 2017.

Very attractive model.
Profile view. 
Detailed 8x4 chassis.
Looks great.
Beautiful paint and graphics.
Hauling a fabrication.