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

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  02-2664
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 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 - Mammoet Video
Mammoet box.
Smart Volvo in Mammoet colours.
Detailed chassis.
Volvo engine.
 
Opening tool box.
Interesting trailer design.
Detailed rear end.
Carrying a 40 tonne load.
Realistic appearance.

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 Mammoet Road Cargo.

Packaging

The packaging is a Mammoet-branded 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.  Also included is a uniquely numbered Mammoet Collector Card.

Detail

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

The cab roof has orange beacon lights, and stub aerials.  The Volvo grille is excellent with fine mesh work and graphics and the bumper has nice chevron decoration.  There is a realistic number plate.

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, and there is a ladder and Convoi Exceptionnel sign  Coiled air lines are fitted, and at the back the light cluster looks good and the mud flap has 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 small 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 latest version of the Nooteboom Euro Low Loader is a really nice model and poses well with suitable loads.  Mammoet models are always collectible, and this one is different as it represents Mammoet Road Cargo.

Footnotes

The model appeared in March 2021 and was made in a run of 500 models.

 
The parts and booklet.
On the road.
Ladder behind the cab.
Detailed mud flaps.
The trailer.
Excellent detail on the gooseneck.
 
Excellent tiny graphics.
Mammoet SPMTs loaded.