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Terberg FM2000T Tipper Truck

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  04-1106
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  November 2013

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Terberg FM2000T Tipper Truck Video
Terberg branded box.
The Terberg uses a Volvo cab.
Detailed rear end.
Covers on the tipper closed.
Chassis has equipment mounted on the sides.
Tipping angle is reasonable.
Empty load.

Terberg Benschop is a Dutch manufacturer of special vehicles.  For trucks it uses Volvo engines and cabs and its own chassis designs.

This is a model of a FM2000T 8x8 chassis fitted with a Gijsbertsen tipper body and cover system.  It has a gross vehicle weight of 55 tonnes and a loading capacity of 33.7 tonnes.


The model comes in a Terberg branded 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 high quality with the suspension and 8x8 transmission components modelled in metal.  The tyres have a different tread front and rear, and the wheels are detailed.

The cab is of Volvo origin.  There is a Brotec air conditioning unit on the roof together with lights, and it has very crisp graphics around the cab.  A tiny detail is that the can door locks are highlighted in silver.

Inside the cab  the Volvo name is printed on the seat backs.  Under the cab is a detailed Volvo engine with coloured components.

Behind the cab the exhaust system is plastic but looks good.

The tipper body has a square shaped bottom.  It is all metal including the multi-stage hydraulic lift cylinder.  There is a neat but large-looking hand shovel clipped on the front.  The graphics around the body are very sharp.  The cover system is also metal and it has real rubber flaps at the rear which is a nice touch.


The front two axles and rear axle have linked steering with an intricate mechanism which works well, but the range of movement is a little 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, but was not free-swinging on the review model.

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


This is a high quality model with a high metal content and feels well made.

The paintwork and graphics are of a very high standard.


The model is very good value given the quality.


This is another exemplary tipper model by WSI.  It has very good functionality and looks great too.


This model appeared in October 2013. 

Profile view.
Sharp graphics.
Tough looking.
Detailed 8x8 chassis.
Detailed engine.
Shovel at the front.
Being loaded by an Atlas 1350MH.