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DAF CF 85 Rigid Tipper

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  04-1014
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2011

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DAF CF 85 Rigid Tipper Video
Standard WSI box design.
Usual high quality wheel hubs.
Chassis detail is to a high standard.
Covers on the tipper closed.
A big shovel on the tipper body.
Tipping angle is reasonable.
Being loaded by an Atlas 140W.
This is a model of a DAF CF 85 8x4 chassis fitted with a Gijsbertsen tipper body and cover system.


The model comes in a standard WSI box with the model contained within an expanded polystyrene tray 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.  There is no assembly to do as the model is complete out of the box.


Underneath, the chassis detailing is typical high quality with the suspension and transmission components being very good.  The tyres and hubs are of the usual WSI high standard.

The DAF cab is smart and has some tiny graphics on the doors that denote the type number which is 85 410.  The lights have lenses and the beacon lights on the roof are good too. 

There are a couple very nice details on this cab.  There is a Brotec air conditioning unit on the roof and inside the cab there is some great detailing including the DAF name on the seat backs and the centre of the steering wheel.

Behind the cab the exhaust stack looks authentic, and the fuel tank is fine.

A lot of attention has been paid to the tipper body which has a square shaped bottom.  It is all metal including the multi-stage hydraulic lift cylinder.  There is a neat hand shovel clipped on the front although it looks a little large.  The graphics at the rear are particularly crisp.  The cover system is also metal and it has real rubber flaps at the rear which is a nice touch.


The front two axles have linked steering with a smooth mechanism, although 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 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 smoothly.

The cover system is engineered really well with each half able to open fully and fold flush with the body sides.


WSI have achieved a high quality product with relatively little plastic, and the plastic that is used is difficult to nominate.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.


The model is very good value given the quality.


Although generic tipper models tend to be unexciting and somewhat routine, WSI have clearly put effort in to making this model a step above the average.  It is a very well made and high quality model and is an outstanding example of the type.


This model appeared in May 2011. 

Profile view.
DAF cab is good.
Strong detailing at the rear.
Tilting cab.
Opening covers fold flat to the sides.
Steering is at its maximum angle.
Opening tailgate.