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Volvo FH05 + Palfinger PK 165.002 + Jib - Mammoet

Maker:  WSI
Model No:  02-3184
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  October 2023

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Detail   (max 30) 25
Features   (max 20) 16
Quality   (max 25) 21
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 81%


Volvo FH05 + Palfinger PK 165.002 + Jib - Mammoet Video. 
Mammoet branded box.
Typical Mammoet red and black.
The chassis.
Tilting cab.
Detailed Palfinger crane.
Fleet number on the cab.
Lifting an office unit.  Support blocks (not included) are placed under the front outriggers.
Lifting a heavy hook block.
Tower crane section lifted on the fly jib without any bleeding down of the rams.

This truck is a Volvo FH05 Globetrotter 10x4 + Palfinger PK 135.002 TEC 7 + Jib + Ballast Box.  It is in the colours of the Dutch lifting and heavy haulage specialist Mammoet.

The loader crane is rated at 125 tonne metres with a maximum lift of 32 tonnes. 


The box is Mammoet branded and consists of a sleeve which encloses a tray.  The model is contained within foam rubber with a clear lid. 

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

A generic instruction booklet is included which explains the features of the Palfinger crane.  There is no information about the real truck other than photos of it and the fleet number on the box.

A Mammoet Collector Card is included which has a unique serial number.


The chassis is a 10x4 arrangement and it is modelled in detail including the gearbox.  The wheels are decorated with different tyres on the steering and driven axles.  A drive shaft runs from the gearbox to axle 3, but surprisingly there was no driveshaft between axles 3 and 4.

The cab has a light bar and small aerials on the roof.  At the front the grille is formed very well and there is a large box for the front outriggers which has a realistic number plate. The cab's Mammoet decoration is very good and includes a fleet number.

The load box is metal with details within the casting on the sides.  There is a storage cabinet ate the front.

There are two-stage outrigger beams with metal pads, and they are positioned behind the rear axle. The pistons cannot be fully retracted, which detracts from the appearance in transport mode.

At the back the lights look good and there are small graphics.  There is also a towing hitch with pin.  

The Palfinger crane is very impressive.  The outriggers are two-stage, and the pistons are smooth.  The base section is detailed with many tiny graphics.  There is a non-functioning winch on the main boom.  It has a visible hinge when folded back which would have looked better in black.

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.   A separate fly jib can be fitted although the modelling scale means the last sections are not telescopic.

Small square spreader plates are also included for the outriggers. 


There is linked steering on the front axles and rear axle, although only a limited range of movement is possible. 

The pin in the rear towing hitch is removable.

The fifth wheel position is adjustable.

The load box can be added, or left off.

The cab tilts to reveal a detailed engine.

The front outrigger box has twin rams which can be lowered by unscrewing.  However, the range is limited and the pads are well short of the ground.

The crane outriggers are stored in the upright position and can be telescoped out and rotated, and the piston lowered.  These also cannot reach the ground.

The rear outriggers can be extended and lowered, but they cannot support the model wheels-free.

The crane rotates smoothly and the boom unfolds with the rams being stiff in most extensions.  The boom has many telescoping sections which extend well and generally hold a pose. 

There is a winch mounted on the main boom which is hinged and can be rotated to the side.

The optional fly jib can be fitted, or left off.  It has an adjustable angle, and telescopic sections.


This model is well made with a high metal content. 

The paintwork is very good with excellent graphics.


The model is reasonable value.


This is another fine addition to the Mammoet models stable.  It looks great and the detail level is very high.  The front outriggers do require some additional timbers or other support as they cannot lower to ground level.


This model first appeared in September 2023 in a run of 600 models.

The parts and instructions.
Profile view.
Limited steering angle.
Without the ballast box and jib.
Smart Volvo FH05.
Rear outriggers cannot be fully raised.
Carrying a load.
The main jib fully extended.