The pair to each wait to be is a very large mining truck and when it’s fully loaded it weighs around 600 tons even when empty it weighs around 240 tons. It comes in suitably largely pair branded packaging which is a sleeve that encloses to expanded polystyrene trays and it’s a heavy box so make sure you’ve eaten plenty of spinach before you try to lift it. You can tell this is a big heavy model because it’s factory sealed but not with seller type instead they were big heavy-duty ties that you need to cut after a few switches of a sharp blade you can lift the lid and model sits nicely inside and now it’s time for some more muscle building trying to lift the model our arms length. It probably weighs around six kilos or 12 pounds so it’s heavy but there’s no assembly to do on the model because it arrives complete out of the box underneath the construction of the model is suitably heavy-duty the big tires have a deep tread and the radiator engine and automate all visible the wheels are in fact plastic. But they are reasonably detailed and a big tires are certainly impressive the rubber not solid but they are very chunky looking at the front the majority of the stairs and handrails are metal and of a realistic thickness the big radiator is plastic and the red fire extinguisher add some detail some of the smaller details.
Catch the eye such as ladder up into the engine compartment up on the captain be walking surfaces anti-slip and the metal equipment cabinets have got good detailing within the casting the cab is reasonably simple with twin seats inside an air conditioner and light on the roof behind the cap the engine and big fire exhaust pipes are visible. And there are large metal tanks on either side which again are quite nicely detailed the twin plastic exhaust one inside the chassis structure and out towards the back where they can be seen poking out whether they don’t have deep holes there are painted lights on the massive. We are actual the underside of the dump body is very impressive because the structure is fully modeled and there are large rubber flaps there are small lights at the rear and it looks like they’re lifting is detailed within the top edge of the casting although they’re not usable looking on the inside of the dump body. It is completely smooth whatever your way to detail is a bit lacking is on the viewers which are not still vote but that can be fixed by adding some tin foil although you may notice that that particular piece is a bit too large. Now we don’t like glowing models on cranes essential what don’t be like we don’t like glowing models however for demonstration purposes with a bit of paper glue onto the mirror and then stick or more carefully formed piece of tin foil.
This is a very easy and quick bit of customizing and it does make the model look better well I think so anyway this is a crane that such a safety advisory when using a mobile phone always have the emergency number handy the teacher way to be is a big truck. But well then just keep saying it, is compared to a normal Road tipper so let’s now have a closer look underneath the model and each of the rear wheel spins independently and there’s a full range of steering rams another nice aspect of the model is that there are large rubber flaps and a nice and flexible and move and Conrad’s model engineering is always good and there’s no exception, because the rear axles got an excellent range of rear suspension both side to side and up and down.
There’s also working suspension at the front although it’s very much stiffer but if we take a closer look you can see that a double a frame linkages have been modeled and as a working cylinder and the overall modeling of the suspension is very good because with a heavy weight of the model.
And a stiff springs it works really well the heavyweight also enables it to roll along really nicely and is actually attempting to stand inside and use it as a giant roller skate the steering works well too it’s got good range of movement so when you set it, it goes along in a nice curve as for the tipping mechanism it’s very good there are two double stage hydraulic rams and they’re very stiff so we can pose the body at any angle you like and it which is a very good angle. Another nice aspect is that they were dropped down rock deflectors which go between the wheels to stop the tires getting jammed up. With rocks called between them and to finish up with let’s run a tipping test comes the mining truck and it’s chock-full of locks ok driver let the action begin roar just imagine how good it would be to have a big model mining truck. The living chunks of chocolate into your lap as you watch football on TV this is a very impressive big model from Conrad it’s been around for quite a few years so it’s not the most detailed but it’s a huge chunk of metal that looks tough like the little truck. The features on it worked really well it looks great with other mining models and it’s good enough to be highly recommended.