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Volvo FH4 + Nooteboom 2+4 Low Loader - Laso

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2244
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2019

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Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 27
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 82%


Volvo FH4 + Nooteboom 2+4 Low Loader - Laso Video   [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Detailed chassis.
Big Volvo.
Well engineered modules.
Dolly detailing is excellent.
Deck width extensions.
Load on board.
Impressive trailer.

This model is of a Volvo FH4 Globetrotter 8x4 with a 2+4 axle Nooteboom Low Loader. 

It is a limited edition in the colours of Laso, a  Portuguese heavy haulage company.


The packaging is the usual WSI-branded windowed box with the model held in a plastic former inside an expanded polystyrene tray, with a clear plastic lid. 

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

An instruction sheet is included for the trailer, and there is information about the real trailer also.


The Volvo has a very detailed transmission and suspension.  The wheels are also detailed and there are different tyres on the steering and non-steering axles.

The roof of the cab has light bars and stub aerials, and the grille is modelled with tiny graphics adding detail.  Under the cab is a detailed engine.  At the front is a realistic number plate.  The Laso graphics on the side of the cab are excellent and very detailed.

The mirror-finish equipment tower looks great and it has grab rails and coiled lines.  At the back the lights have plastic lenses.

The trailer is made up of the gooseneck, a 2-axle Interdolly, load deck, and 4-axle Pendel X module.

The gooseneck is a metal part and it is highly decorated.  The control console on one side is very finely detailed. At the rear a set of hoses / cables are ready to plug into the Interdolly or deck.  Two spare wheels are fitted at the front and plastic warning markers can be clipped on.

The 2-axle Interdolly has detailed wheels supported on metal parts.  The authentic look is highlighted by the use of tiny graphics and highlighted tie-down loops, and on top the painting highlights bolt heads around the access plates. 

The 4-axle unit is similarly detailed.  It features a deep central trough which is an advantage of this trailer design so that the boom of a transported load can be folded low.  Graphics are used to provide the detail on the inner edges and tie-down loops are reproduced within the casting.  A warning marker board assembly fits on top.

The deck is metal with inlaid plastic deck surfacing.  The edges are detailed with painted tie-down loops.  Plastic extension brackets hold the replica timber deck width extensions. 

The optional deck posts are metal.


The Volvo has linked steering on axles 1 and 2 with a limited range of movement.

The cab tilts forward and it poses in a tilted position. 

The gooseneck has stiff working cylinders so different angles can be set.  It can be connected to the Interdolly, and a spacer piece is provided for use if connecting directly to the low loader deck. 

The steering is proportional on the 4-axle module and parallel on the 2-axle. 

It can be configured without the 2-axle module.

The deck is extendible, and can be configured with width extensions and deck posts. 


This model is high quality with a high metal content and plastic used appropriately. 

The paintwork is excellent as are the graphics.


The model is moderate value overall.


This is a high quality limited edition model.  The detailing is excellent and the functionality gives different display options.


The model appeared in Q4 2019.

Moderate steering angle.
The truck in full configuration.
Impressive mirrored tower.
Tilting cab.
Highly detailed console on the gooseneck.
Rear module is highly detailed.
Deck extended.
Excellent display with a load.