Reminiscence of the former MAN Ackerdiesel
Precision model making now available in truck form – 1:32 première kicks off with the latest MAN generation. Introducing a truck model on a scale of 1:32 for the first time, the traditional model makers at WIKING are hoping that this release will reflect their philosophy and do justice to their ambitions in the agricultural scale. WIKING continues to prove that the fun their models bring lies in the details: This attention to detail is also apparent in the MAN TGS 18.510 4x4 as it is released with the same paintwork that was flaunted by the “Ackerdiesel“ originals – a reminder of the former MAN tractor of the 1950s! Even the central acronym on the license plate “MK-AD 510” is a secret nod to the model’s real-life Ackerdiesel siblings. The vehicle is modelled after the cutting-edge MAN TGS 18,510 4x4 Euro 6d. It is this very tractor unit, which has been miniaturised for its début in the design with permanent all-wheel drive, that builds a bridge to the agricultural theme. And this is where the originals of these combination vehicles are used every day, shuttling increasingly between use on the field, on the road and in further processing. The originals impress with the desired high payload and move about the field with plenty of traction.
Imposing figure thanks to raised chassisWIKING is presenting the dual-axle solo tractor unit with the greatest level of detail and decoration. The model is a combination of plastic and die-cast zinc components. The mix of the two materials elevates the realistic impression of the 1:32 miniature to perfection. The tractor unit impresses with its numerous detailed, movable elements, which conform entirely to the internationally beloved and reputable scale and its possibilities. The doors can be opened – uncovering the view inside the cab and giving an example of WIKING’s typical and absolute dedication to detail. The model also has a radiator grille that can be swung up to expose the built-in power units. The front axle is steerable, while the tilting driver's cab provides a view of the precisely reproduced engine underneath. Moreover, the trailer coupling on the rear of the tractor unit enables hassle-free combination with the trailers already available in the WIKING agricultural range. This allows it to be combined with the model première to form attractive combination vehicles. The tyres of the début model conform to the all-wheel function and naturally have an all-terrain tread. The element that gives this model a particularly striking look is its raised chassis and its towering exhaust pipe. The fifth wheel plate comes with a lever that is pivoted towards the front and can be used to secure the semi-trailer. WIKING remains true to its model building ambitions in every phase: The model makers naturally do not skimp on the comprehensive range of additional equipment learned in the 1:32 scale. Highly detailed warning lights and naturally chromed trumpet horns visibly enhance the precision model. These elements are rounded out by such comprehensive fittings as the side mirrors, the sun visor and windscreen wipers. Another attachment WIKING has added is a tyre pressure control system.
Attention: Not suitable for children under 14 Years! Risk of chocking as small parts could be swallowed or inhaled!