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Volvo FH4 + Nooteboom 2-axle EURO-PX Low Loader - Saan

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  01-3305
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2021


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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 8
Detail   (max 30) 28
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 10
Overall   (max 100) 82%

Footnotes


Volvo FH4 + Nooteboom 2-axle EURO-PX Low Loader - Saan Video
WSI box.
Nice colour scheme.
Detailed chassis.
Under the trailer parts.
 
Paver load.
Hamm Roller on board.
Yellow deck stripe is intricately applied.
Nice display.

The tractor is a Volvo FH4 Twin Steer 6x2 and the trailer is a Nooteboom 2-axle EURO-PX Low Loader. 

It is in the colours of Saan, the Dutch crane and heavy haulage specialst.

Packaging

The packaging is a WSI-branded windowed box with the model held by plastic formers within an expanded polystyrene tray. 

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

A booklet is included which has excellent information about the real trailer, including photos, and features of the model are also described. 

Detail

The Volvo tractor has a very good chassis with the 6x2 transmission modelled with a green gearbox visible.  The wheels are very detailed.  The tyres are the same on the rear steered and driven axle.

The cab roof has orange beacon lights, and stub aerials.  The Volvo grille is excellent with fine mesh work and graphics.  There is a realistic number plate and Convoi Exceptionnel sign.

Under the cab is a detailed engine which has the Volvo name on it.

The Volvo name is embossed in the casting at the back of the cab.  Coiled air lines are fitted, and at the back the light cluster looks good and the mud flap has Saan branding applied.

The trailer is made up of the Flexneck gooseneck with outside beams, and low loader with 2-axle bogie.

The gooseneck is a very nicely formed metal part. There are defined holes at the front for coiled line connections, and ting graphics all round.   The control console on the left side is exceptionally finely detailed, and yellow reflective stripes run on each side.  A spare wheel sits in the storage area on top there is a tool box.   A highlight is a tiny cylinder with the Nooteboom logo applied.

There is a detailed surface on the flat bed with plastic timber decking which has the screw pattern visible.  The white reflective stripe continues along the edges.  Tiny non-functioning brackets for supporting timber edge extensions are modelled, and white striping is intricately applied.  A services connection to the gooseneck is provided at the front.

The 2-axle bogie features a central trough, and two blanking plates can be fitted if required.  Excellent graphics are applied all around the bogie, and on top the bolt positions above the Pendel axles are highlighted. 

Width marker boards can be added front and back.

Features

The Volvo has linked steering with a limited range of movement possible.

The cab tilts forward to about 45 and can pose in the tilted position. 

The low loader deck can be separated from the gooseneck for loading.  Clips are provided to lock the gooseneck position when disconnected from the trailer, although they are initially tough to insert.  

The toolbox on the gooseneck has an opening lid and this is a nice feature.

The bogie axles have linked steering which is precise.  They also have sprung suspension.

The deck is extendible and the mechanism works smoothly.

Quality

This model is high quality with plastic used appropriately. 

The paintwork is very good with many excellent small graphics.

Price

The model is reasonable value.

Overall

This is another nice limited edition version of the Nooteboom Euro Low Loader and it poses well with suitable loads.  It is a very nice combination of detail and functionality.

Footnotes

The model appeared in May 2021.

 
The parts and booklet.
On the road.
Behind the cab.
Tilting cab.
The trailer extended.
Nice colour scheme.
 
Excellent Volvo.