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Volvo FMX Flatbed Truck + Palfinger - Mediaco

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2647
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2019

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Volvo FMX Flatbed Truck + Palfinger - Mediaco Video.  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Nice Mediaco livery.
Detailed chassis with linked steering between axles 1 and 4.
Rear outriggers out.
Loaded with a crane section and deck posts fitted.
High reach Palfinger 78002.
Cab stays tilted.  Volvo badged engine underneath.

This truck is a Volvo FMX Day Cab 8x4 Flatbed with a Palfinger PK78002 Loader Crane. 

The model is in the colours of the French company Mediaco


The box is the standard WSI type for a truck model. 

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

A generic manual is included which explains the features of the Palfinger crane.  There is no information about the real truck.


The Volvo chassis is an unusual 8x4 arrangement with the rear axle having steering.  All of the suspension transmission parts. are modelled.  The wheels have smart trims with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.

The cab has beacon lights on the roof and very good grille detailing together with a realistic number plate. The Mediaco graphics and colour scheme is very attractive.

The deck is high quality with plastic replica timber in part, and bolt hole details.  Optional metal side boards can be fitted.  They are nicely detailed, although one was very loose fitting on the review model.

There are two-stage outrigger beams at the front, although they cannot be raised fully and sit too low in a transport pose. Detailed circular pads are supplied separately. being smooth in operation.  The final boom section has a small fixed metal hook.  


There is linked steering between the front axle and rear axle, with a very limited range of movement possible. 

The cab tilts and stays tilted at a good angle.

Separate deck posts can be added to the load deck.
Container locks can be used to position a shipping container.

The rear 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.  However they do not raise enough for a realistic transport pose.

The crane rotates smoothly and the boom unfolds with the rams having a good stiffness. 


This model is well made with a high metal content. 

The paintwork is very good and the graphics are sharp.  However there was some poor quality paintwork underneath the model, but not in a visible position.


The model is reasonable value.


The Mediaco livery is a collectible colour scheme and this truck goes well with other Mediaco models. It has a functional loader crane, although the front outriggers need a fix to allow them to be raised higher in transport mode.  It poses well with loads on the deck.


The model first appeared in January 2019.

The parts and manual.
On theOn the road with side boards fitted.
Moderate angle linked steering.
Lofty Palfinger not at full extension.  Spreader plates and hook loaded on the deck.
20ft container fits well.
Interesting poses are possible.