|The box. |
|Smart green and white colour scheme. |
|Detailed chassis. |
|Volvo engine. |
|Hauling a 20 foot container. |
|Trailer extended and loaded with a 45 foot container. |
|Loaded with beams. |
|Deck width extended and posts can be added. |
|Impressive Palfinger. |
|Carrying crane parts. |
This is a model of a Volvo FH4 + Palfinger 63002 EH + Broshuis 3-axle Trailer.
It is in the colours of BMS A/S, the Danish haulage and lifting company. It was founded in 1953.
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 Palfinger crane part of the model. There are quite a few parts supplied for the trailer.
The tractor is a Volvo FH4 Sleeper Cab 8x4 unit and he chassis is detailed, including the suspension and transmission. The wheels look good, and there are different tyre tread patterns on the driven axles.
The cab has very good detailing, with a couple of beacon lights on the roof, and a realistic number plate. A heavy towing hitch is modelled at the front. Textured wheel arches cover the rear wheels and the rear lights have lenses. The rear outrigger beams are two stage.
The Palfinger crane is very good. The outriggers are two-stage, and the pistons are smooth, with small pads are attached. 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 detailed graphics through the model.
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 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 spare wheel on the front. 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 Volvo has linked steering but the movement is very limited.
The cab tilts to reveal a detailed Volvo engine underneath.
The fifth wheel position can be adjusted longitudinally.
The crane rotates fairly smoothly and the boom unfolds with the rams being stiff 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 typically 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.
This is a very attractive looking truck in the BMS colour scheme. The functionality of the model also provides many display options.
The model appeared in February 2017.
|On the road.|
|The parts out of the box including brochure. |
|Painted wheels look good.|
|Detailed graphics on the Palfinger. |
|Detailed Broshuis chassis.|
|Broshuis graphics on the tail. |
|Impressive long load.|
|Ramps for the rear and the gooseneck. |
|Unloading spreader plates.|