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DAF CF 85 + Tipper Trailer

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  04-1015
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2011

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DAF CF 85 + Tipper Trailer Video
Standard WSI box design.
Details behind the cab.
Chassis detail is to a high standard.
underneath the tipper with the axles steering.
Smart looking vehicle.
Rear axles steering a bit.
Covers open.
Tipping angle is good.
Impressive truck.
This is a model of a DAF CF 85 Day Cab Tractor and a Bulthuis Tata 12 Tipper Trailer.  The real trailer has an aluminium body for low weight and maximum payload.


The model comes in a standard WSI box with the model contained within an expanded polystyrene tray 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 and as the model is complete no assembly is required other than attaching the tractor and trailer.


Starting with the DAF tractor, the chassis detailing is high quality and the tyres and hubs are of high standard.

The DAF cab is well made with tiny graphics on the doors denoting the type number which is 85 410.  The lights have lenses and there are beacon lights and air horns on the roof along with a a Brotec air conditioning unit.

Inside the cab there is some great detailing including the DAF name on the seat backs and the centre of the steering wheel.  A detailed engine is under the cab.

Behind the cab the exhaust stack has a perforated muffler and the equipment boxes look good.  Coiled air lines provide connection to a trailer.  There is good quality diamond plate surfacing and realistic plastic lights at the rear.

The tipper trailer is fairly heavy with little plastic used.  The chassis structure detail is very good with the beams having realistic flanges, and the axles are well detailed including air lines.  Large chunky tyres are mounted on the detailed hubs.  The multi-stage hydraulic lift cylinder is metal.

The tipper body has fine panel detailing although the underside is plain rather than ribbed..  There is a neat but large-looking hand shovel clipped on the front.  The graphics are very good. 

The cover system is also metal and very well made.


The front axle of the DAF steers a little with the mechanism tending to spring back to a straight position.

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

On the tipper axles 1 and 3 have linked steering and this works really well indeed, and each axle has sprung suspension.  The landing legs can be lowered to support the trailer and they do not show a screw thread.

The main lift cylinder is stiff enough to hold any pose, and the body can be raised to an angle of around 45°.  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.


This model befits the WSI Premium Line with the quality of manufacture and use of metal combined with high detail.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.


The model is very good value given the quality.


This is another excellent example of a tipper model by WSI and sets the benchmark for this type of vehicle.  It is outstanding.


This model appeared in May 2011. 

Tipper with the covers closed.
DAF cab is good.
Good details between the wheels.
Tilting cab.
Tipper standing on its landing legs.
Steering is at its maximum angle.
Profile view.
Chassis details under the tipper body.