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Volvo FH4 Flatbed Truck + Palfinger PK 92002 - Weiland

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2747
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2019

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Volvo FH4 Flatbed Truck + Palfinger PK 92002 - Weiland Video.  [Youku Video]
WSI box.
Attractive limited edition.
Detailed chassis with limited linked steering.
Detailed graphics.
Volvo engine under the cab.
Unloading a crane section.
On the road.
Fly jib.
With a container load.

This truck is a Volvo FH4 Globetrotter 8x2 Flatbed with a Palfinger PK 92002 with Jib Loader Crane. 

The model is in the colours of the German company Weiland.


The box is a standard WSI style and inside the model is contained within a tray with a clear lid. 

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 8x2 arrangement and it is fully detailed with suspension and transmission parts.  The detailed wheels have different tyres on the driven and non-driven axles.

The cab has stub aerials, beacon lights and a light bar on the roof. At the front the grille looks great and there is a box with a non-functioning front outrigger.  There are coloured mirrors and the graphics on the cab are very sharp.  There is a realistic number plate.

The deck is high quality with plastic replica timber in part, and metal side boards are included which are nicely decorated.  The headboard is also patterned and the rear board has the Weiland name.

There are outrigger beams with metal pads, and they are positioned behind the rear axles.  On the review model only a single stage was working although it appears they are two stage inside the outrigger box.  Sadly, the pistons cannot be posed fully retracted.

At the back the lights look good and there is a number plate.

Small plastic container locks are provided which fit into the deck and allow a container to be posed on the deck without sliding about.

Also included are deck posts which can be fitted and mostly stay in a straight pose.

The Palfinger crane is a very nice piece of modelling.  The outriggers are two-stage, and the pistons are smooth.  A set of small spreader plates is also included for the front and rear outriggers. 

The base section has a nice fuel tank and tiny graphics add to the realistic appearance.

The boom sections appear to be thin-wall metal, and they have a stiff profile whilst being smooth in operation.  The final boom section has a small fixed metal hook.  

A separate fly jib can be fitted although the modelling scale means the last sections are not telescopic.


There is linked steering on the front axles, although the range of movement is small. 

The rear axle can be clipped up out of service.

The cab tilts and stays tilted at a good angle.

Side boards can be fitted to the deck but they are very loose fitting, and need some attention to pose them properly.

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

The front 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.

The crane rotates smoothly and the boom unfolds with the rams having a decent stiffness, although the boom will bleed down under long extensions, or with loads.  Pins can be inserted in the main boom rams to lock an extension.

The optional fly jib can be fitted, or left off. 


This model is well made with a high metal content. 

The paintwork is very good and the graphics are sharp.


The model is reasonable value.


This is an attractive limited edition model which would go well with other models in Weiland colours. As usual, the Palfinger loader crane is an impressive piece of model engineering.


The model first appeared in May 2019.

The parts and manual.
Profile view.
Nicely decorated side boards.
Deck posts fitted.
Fly jib fitted.  Nice headboard
Carrying crane parts.
Impressive Palfinger.