- New 60-tooth turntable, driven directly with a 90 degree 12-bevel gear in the main model, and a 20-bevel gear in the alternative model. Extremely stable building experience.
- A new grab for the main model – and in the alternative model, it’s used as a battery cover.
- New Linear Extending Elements, used for the outriggers driven by the gear rack and in the crane with a pneumatic cylinder.
- New cylinders, hoses and pump for our Pneumatic System 2.0!
Wheel shocks mounted to the chassis – you can remove them and use them to stabilize the parked truck!
Even though it’s a huge model, the space between the axles was still limited when we had to fit the gearbox and all the pneumatic cables and tubes for the crane between them.
Because all axles have suspension, we reinforced the frame to make sure it would still be stable enough to support the weight of the model.
The elements are split into six bags. Each bag contains the elements for one complete section of the model, so it’s easy to see where you are in the process. The chassis is split into three separate sections, and you have separate steps for the crane, cabin and dump.
The alternative model is a Mercedes-Benz Articulated Construction Truck. I’ve always wanted to build a big truck with a trailer. And what could be more fun than building it from the biggest set ever? It would have been hard to fit a decent picture of it on a regular Technic box as a main model, but it IS every bit as cool as the main model.
All axles have suspension, both in cabin and trailer. The cabin is the same as for the main model. This truck had to be as close to its real-life big brother as well. But it’s a completely different building experience and set, so you should have enough trucking action to last you for days!
It has a built-in fifth wheel, and the flatbed trailer comes with a built-in motor and gearbox. It has a new style of fully automated outriggers you can extend, lower and lock in one go.
You get a spare wheel on both the truck and the trailer.
Instead of a tip bed, the trailer has landing legs you can lower and raise.
The crane function is nearly the same as on the main model, but instead of a grab, you get an automated hook that turns 90 degrees.
Go to the Products section to watch the 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 in action.