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Volvo FH4 + Palfinger Hookloader + Asphalt Container - Hakarps

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2189
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  March 2019


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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 9
Overall   (max 100) 80%

Footnotes


Volvo FH4 + Palfinger Hookloader + Asphalt Container - Hakarps Video.  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Very shiny container.
Hooklift works well.
 
Nice chrome exhaust.
At work.
Feeding a paver.
Rear rollers on the container rotate.
Impressive Volvo.



This truck is a Volvo FH4 Sleeper Cab 8x4 with a Palfinger Hooklift System and a Hooklift Asphalt Container. 

It is a limited edition model in the colours of the Swedish company Hakarps Schakt and Transport.

Packaging

The box is WSI branded, and the packaging is the standard WSI type for a truck model. 

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

There is no information about the real truck, Hooklift System, or model.

Detail

The Volvo chassis is an 8x4 arrangement with a steered rear axle, and it is detailed with all suspension and transmission parts.  The wheels are very detailed with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.

The cab has a beacon light bar on the roof and the mirrors are coloured or have markings.  The bull bar looks great and the decoration of the cab is excellent.  There is a realistic number plate. 

Behind the cab the casting detail includes the Volvo name and there is a nice chrome exhaust.   The side fairings are also beautifully decorated.  At the rear the paver bumpers are nicely formed.

The Hooklift is modelled well, and the twin rams have plastic jackets.  

The asphalt container is half-pipe shaped, with a very reflective chrome exterior, and there are some sharp graphics applied.   It has a plastic cover which is textured to represent tarpaulin, and a very smooth interior

Features

There is linked steering between the front and rear axles but the range of movement is very small.  The truck does not roll smoothly with the rear driven axles floating and binding. 

The cab does not tilt because of the fixed bull bar.

The movement of the Hooklift system is very good, and it includes a telescopic section, and any intermediate pose can be held.  The rear rollers on the chassis turn.  The tipping function for the container is also very good.

The container cover is removable, and the rear tailgate opens although it was not free-swinging on the review model.  The rear rollers on the container are functional.

Quality

It is well made with a high metal content and appropriate use of plastic. 

The decoration of the model is excellent. 

Price

The model is fully priced for a rigid truck.

Overall

This is a particularly attractive looking truck, and it has very good functionality of the Palfinger Hooklift system.  It poses well with other paving-related models.

Footnotes

This limited edition model first appeared in December 2018.

 
Impressive bull bar.
Profile view.
Detailed chassis.
Impressive rear end.
 
Container off.
Hooking on.