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Scania G Flatbed Truck + Palfinger PK 78002 - BMS

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-2899
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2019

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Scania Flatbed Truck + Palfinger PK 78002 - BMS Video.  [Youku Video not available]
WSI box.
Attractive colour scheme.
Detailed chassis with limited linked steering.
Tilted cab.
Tiny graphics on the Palfinger.
Loaded with a tower crane scetion.
Nice graphics and wheel trims.
Multi-section telescopic boom.

This truck is a Scania G Normal CG17N 8x2 Flatbed Tag Axle with a Palfinger PK 78002-SH Loader Crane. 

The model is in the colours of BMS, which is a Danish company. 


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 Scania chassis is an 8x2 arrangement and it is modelled with metal suspension and transmission parts.  The wheels are very detailed with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.

The cab has beacon lights and a BMS graphic on the roof.   The grille is modelled to a high standard  and there is a realistic number plate.  Other highlights include a tiny graphic above the step and a BMS fleet number.

The deck is high quality with plastic replica timber in part, and edge stripes are provided.

There are two-stage outrigger beams with metal pads positioned behind the rear axles.  The pistons cannot be posed fully retracted however.

At the back the lights look good and there are Scania graphics on the rigid mudflap.  

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 square 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, and there is a lifting bar included.  


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

The rear axle can be clipped up out of service.

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 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 outriggers are essentially non-load bearing.

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. 

The separate lifting beam clips on to the headboard when not in use.


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 truck looks attractive in BMS livery and would go well with other models in the same livery.  It is flexible and can be posed in a variety of ways.


The model first appeared in November 2019.

The parts and manual.
On the road.
Detailed rear end.
Loaded with a container.
Fitted with deck posts.
Ready to load a scissor lift.
Scissor lift on board.