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Tamiya’s Heavy Dump Truck is Construction Equipment You Get to Construct

Tamiya’s Heavy Dump Truck is Construction Equipment You Get to Construct

Tamiya definitely gets the award for “yellowest chassis” with this new release. The Heavy Dump Truck is a kit (yay!) and scales out to 1/24 because the full-size truck is so massive, but the GF-01 chassis is more what you would consider 1/12 scale based on its width and wheelbase (and if you get Tamiya’s Land Cruiser 40 on the GF-01 chassis, they call it 1/12 scale, so there. The cartoony-cool truck uses a single motor to spin tandem transmissions for 4WD power–see the illustration below. So. Many. Gears.

Official Tamiya info after the pics.

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From Tamiya:

This R/C assembly kit depicts a dump truck modeled upon those which do the heavy work in locations like quarries and large-scale construction sites. The Tamiya RC model is based on the popular gear-driven GF-01 chassis.

The GF-01 chassis plays off the successful and fun line-up of RC kits such as the Wild Willy 2, Volkswagen Type 2 and the Farm King Wheelie. Whereas those kits featured a 2WD and easy to wheelie platform, the new GF-01 is a 4WD incarnation with the motor directly placed in the center in order to drive the gears in the front and rear gearboxes.

Features:

  • 1/24 scale 4WD R/C model assembly kit
  • The realistic injection-molded resin body features separate cab and rear bed parts.
  • Alternate rear bed between flat and raised positions by changing the position of the 2 stays and snap pins in the body mounts. Note:  It is not advised to put objects in the rear bed, or drive the model with it elevated.
  • Chassis and deep rim wheel parts are molded in yellow for an authentic appearance.
  • The 4WD GF-01 chassis provides an excellent feeling of big scale, and uses front and rear differentials in sealed gearboxes integrated in the frame.
  • 4-wheel double wishbone suspension uses friction dampers.
  • The ‘square’ setup chassis uses similar tread (194mm) and wheelbase (174mm) lengths.
  • Torque-tuned motor is included.
  • Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC is included.
  • The model gives excellent off-road performance, and comes with 115mm-diameter tires.

Specifications:

Length: 350mm
Width: 270mm
Height: 210mm

58622 – 1/24 R/C Heavy Dump Truck (GF-01) – MSRP $232.00
Availability: October

 

Updated: September 19, 2015 — 4:44 PM
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