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Mercedes-Benz Actros 4146 Flat Truck + Container - Mammoet

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  02-1472
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  January 2014


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Detail   (max 30)26
Features   (max 20)16
Quality   (max 25)22
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)83%

Footnotes


Mercedes-Benz Actros 4146 Flat Truck + Container - Mammoet Video.
Mammoet box.
Heavy truck.
Detailed chassis.
Tilting cab reveals a detailed engine.
Replica timbers on the deck.
Outriggers with more detailed pad
Preparing to lift off the container.
Reaching high.
Comment on this model.

The truck is a Mercedes-Benz Actros 4146 8x4 Flatbed with a Fassi F1300RA Loader Crane.  The crane is rated at 95 tonne metres with a maximum lift of 25 tonnes.  It can reach around 32m.  Fassi is an Italian company founded in 1955.

This model is in the colours of Mammoet the Dutch heavy lifting specialist and includes a 20ft container.  The real truck is fleet number 100813 and is shown on the box.

Packaging

The box is branded in the standard Mammoet Store style and inside the model is contained within a WSI type tray with a clear lid. 

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

A generic instruction sheet is included which explains the features of the Fassi well.  There is no information about the real truck.

A Certificate card is also included.

Detail

The Mercedes-Benz has a very good chassis with the 8x4 transmission fully modelled including the gearbox.  The wheels are very detailed with different tyres on the front and rear axles.

The cab has windscreen wipers, orange beacon lights and air horns, and there is a realistic number plate.  The cab interior is very good and includes the Mercedes-Benz logo on the steering wheel. 

Under the cab is a detailed engine bearing the Mercedes-Benz name.  The deck has a high quality plastic replica timber deck and at the back the lights have plastic lenses.  There is also a plastic clip-type towing hitch.  A separate crank handle is supplied which may be related to the towing hitch however it cannot be fitted as there is not enough space.  Separate deck posts are made of metal.

The Fassi crane is impressive.  The outriggers are three-stage with graphics on each part.  The pistons are smooth, and small separate pads are supplied for the front and rear outriggers.  An additional set of small square spreader plates is also included.  The rear two-stage outrigger beams have metal pads.  There are small signs represented as graphics although they are more indicative than legible. 

The base section has a slewing motor complete with hose.  There are lights on the lower boom and a winch which has thread hidden under a tape covering.  The boom sections appear to be thin-wall metal, and they certainly have a stiff profile whilst being smooth in operation.  The final boom section has a small fixed metal hook.

The 20ft container is heavy and feels very solid.  The corrugated structure is modelled well although the holes in the connection points at the corners are represented by paint.  The door bolts are painted really well and the applied graphics are very good too. Small plastic pins are provided which fit into the deck and allow the container to be posed on the deck without sliding about.

Features

There is stiff linked steering on the front axles and only a limited range of movement is possible.  The rear axles have some float to represent suspension.

The cab tilts forward to about 45 and can just be posed in the tilted position. 

Separate deck posts can be added as an alternative to the container.

The front outriggers can be pinned 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 fairly smoothly and the boom unfolds with the rams being stiff and sometimes a little 'jerky' to extend.  The boom has seven telescoping sections which extend well and generally hold a pose. 

The maximum extended height is around 44cm, or 17 inches.

Quality

WSI has produced a high quality model with limited use of plastic. 

The paintwork is very good and the Mammoet graphics are sharp.

Price

The model is reasonable value.

Overall

Mammoet models are very collectible and WSI has made another high quality addition to the range with this model.  It has very good functionality and is highly detailed.

Footnotes

The model first appeared in December 2013 and was made in a limited run of 1000 models.

 
The parts, instruction sheet and Certificate card.
Profile view.
Steering angle is limited.
On the road.
Big Fassi.
Excellent paint and graphics on the container.
Detailed crane.
Container off loaded.
Deck posts fitted.  A hook and spreader plates added as loads.