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Nooteboom ASD-40-22 Trailer + GINAF Tipper

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  02-1111
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2011


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Packaging   (max 10)
Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)17
Quality   (max 25)21
Price   (max 15)12
Overall   (max 100)83%

Footnotes


Nooteboom ASD-40-22 Trailer + GINAF Tipper Video
Nooteboom box design.
GINAF cab looks great.
Heavy tailgate.
Chassis is very good.  Steering is shown at the maximum.
Under the tipper.
Trailer is finished well.
Very good tension in the ramp chains.
Underneath the trailer.
Loaded with Hamm rollers.
Loaded with an Atlas 225LC.
Width extenders folded down.
Unloading the Atlas.
Loading the GINAF.
The Nooteboom ASD-40-22 Trailer is common in Europe for hauling plant loads.  In the trailer designation 40 stands for the total loaded weight of the trailer in tonnes and 22 stands for 2+2 axles.  Allowing for the weight of the trailer, loads of around 30 tonnes can be carried, with more if the trailer speed is limited.  This model version is fitted with hydraulic folding ramps.

GINAF is a Dutch company making medium and heavy duty trucks, particularly for construction and other challenging applications.  The model is an 8x6 X 4345 TSV Tipper.

Packaging

The model comes in a Nooteboom branded box and is contained within an expanded polystyrene tray covered with a clear plastic cover.  There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the real truck or the model.  A small bag of parts is provided and these allow either deck width extenders or deck posts to be fitted to the trailer.

Detail

The GINAF is one of WSI's premium range.  Underneath, the chassis detailing is high quality with excellent suspension and the transmission includes the gearbox and transfer boxes for the 8x6 configuration.  The tyres and hubs are very good too.

The cab looks impressive with some very sharp small graphics on the front.  The lights have lenses and there is a number plate too.  Interior detailing is good and the seats have DAF printed on the headrest.  On the roof is an air conditioner and a pair of good quality beacon lights.  As one of Nooteboom's Red line series of models the truck has a unique fleet number and this is T-024.

Under the cab the engine is very good with the Paccar name printed on it.  Behind the cab the exhaust arrangement looks authentic, and the fuel tank is nicely detailed.  There are long plastic running boards above the wheels and at the rear the lights have plastic lenses.

The all metal tipper body has a square shaped bottom with a multi-stage hydraulic lift cylinder.  There is a neat but large hand shovel clipped on the front and a good metal access ladder.  The finish of the tipper body is very good.  The cover system is also metal and it has real rubber flaps at the rear which is a nice touch.

The Nooteboom trailer continues WSI's tradition of high quality trailers and the detail underneath is very good with air and hydraulic lines and tanks detailed, and the suspension is modelled.  The tyres and hubs are good.  The underside of the timber deck is a plain moulding in contrast to earlier WSI models.

At the front the trailer drawbar is an excellent casting and the spring support mechanism is included.  Hose connections for the truck are included although they are untidy.  The edges of the deck have a yellow stripe with some tiny graphics to add an authentic touch.  There are fold out supports for the deck width extensions, and tiny loops have been added to support the clip-in width extensions.  WSI have done very well to model this in small scale to close tolerances.  The extension beams are plastic.

At the rear the ramps are very good with plastic timber inlay and a textured surface.  The locking chains look a realistic size and are nice and tight.  The reflectors which stick out on each side at the rear are very fine gauge and also seem a little more robust than on previous models.

The deck has a well over the rear axles and a non slip surface on the metal deck.  The replica timber surface is high quality with tiny screw positions included. 

The trailer is OPL-017 in the Nooteboom numbering system.

Features

The GINAF has steering on the front two axles and the rear axle, and it is all linked together.  It works well enough but as often is the case the range of movement is limited.

The cab tips forward by about 45° and is able to remain posed in an open position.

The main lift cylinder on the tipper is stiff enough to hold any pose, and the body can be raised to an angle of around 50 or so.  The tailgate opens and closes.  The cover system is engineered really well with each half able to open fully and fold flush with the body sides.

The trailer has suspension front and rear and it works well.  At the front the drawbar is sprung although care is needed not to depress the drawbar too much.  The steering of the front axle pair is very good and it rotates fully.

At the rear the ramps can be unclipped from their chains and they lower realistically.  There is no width adjustment possible.

Deck posts can be fitted is required and they fit reasonably well.  The deck width extension boards can either be left off, or hung off the support loops for storage.  Alternatively they can be fixed in position by moving the supporting brackets out.  This system has been designed and executed well and also means that the extension boards are stable in position and not so easily knocked off.  This is a good improvement.

The trailer attaches to the tipper although the connection is very fiddly.  However it is effective when the join is made.

Quality

Nooteboom models by WSI are high quality and this one does not disappoint.  Both truck and trailer are mainly metal, with plastic used effectively.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.

Price

The model is well worth the price.

Overall

WSI's premium line tippers are outstanding models and the Nooteboom drawbar trailer matches it for quality and detail.  The combination looks great when posed with suitable equipment on board and is an outstanding set.

Footnotes

This model appeared in October 2011. 

 
GINAF and Nooteboom trailer on the road.
Profile view.
Clean lines.
Tilting cab.
Opening covers fold flat to the sides.
Tipping angle is good.
Working spring on the drawbar.
Deck posts fitted.
Hamm rollers make a good load.
Connection to the GINAF.
Ramps fold down flat.
Truck and excavator go to work.