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1/14 R/C Truck Series no.62
Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 8x4 Tow Truck
Item No: 56362


Length: 732mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

To the Rescue!
Volvo is a renowned actor in the global commercial vehicle market, with one of their flagship brands being the FH Series that underwent a full model change in 2012. This R/C model assembly kit recreates the 750hp engine FH16 Globetrotter 750 8x4 tow truck from that range. The model has a realistic cab and body, the former featuring a photo-etched front grille and interior details, the latter opening doors. Its fascinating towing mechanism uses plenty of metal parts and winch boom, underlift and outriggers are movable manually. The front mounted TR Mighty Tuned motor (35T) provides ample power to the two rear axles, via a three-speed transmission. Gear changes are also possible via transmitter controls, and the model can tow subjects such as 1/14 scale R/C tractor trucks.

Optional Extras for Ultra Realism

Item 56553 Electric Actuator Set for 1/14 Scale R/C Tow Truck
This separately sold set allows raising of the winch boom and underlift via R/C controls. It uses a precision geared motor and spindle cylinder, plus the ACU-02 unit, and also features a toggle switch for manual control.

Item 56553

Item 56523 Tractor Truck Multi-Function Control Unit MFC-03
Tamiya Multi-Function Control Units (sold separately) offer light, sound, and vibration operation to accompany your R/C truck experience. Engine sounds have been digitally recorded from actual trucks, and together with air horn, gear shifting, and many other realistic sounds, give you the feeling that you are driving the real thing! Headlights, brake lights, fog lamp, hazard lights and turn signal operations are also at your fingertips.

Item 56523


šThe massive, stately form of this tow truck is captured with exceptional realism. You won't be able to wait to start towing!


šStainless steel photo-etched front grille parts add to the authenticity. Separately sold LEDs can be used to light the model up.


šVisor and roof lights are metal plated components for that extra touch. Escape hatch, antenna and so on are recreated in style.


šBoth front axles are steered on this model, with a single servo used to turn the wheels. Wheels turn realistically at different angles.


šA look here at the base ladder frame chassis, which is a sturdy affair composed of aluminum side channels and resin cross members.


šThe body of the truck is adorned with a light bar that is constructed using a clear orange case and can be lit up with separately sold LEDs.


šThis is a close-up upon the winch boom, which features dual winches and cables depicted using 5 meters of string provided in the kit.


šBoom length and angle can be adjusted, the former up to an impressive 586mm long. The latter gives three different angles.


šThe underlift can be extended and retracted, and features adjustable forks. It turns on a joint to enable smooth cornering.


šOpening doors on the body give a realistic look, and also allow access to install separately sold MFC and Actuator units.


šOutriggers are affixed via cap screws, which can be loosened to allow manual extension, and give a further layer of realism.


šThis is a close-up on the rear suspension, where a trunnion setup is employed using metal leaf springs and friction dampers.

šLeft: Dual rear tires provide a sturdy base for the vehicle, and also are given realistic tread pattern.

šRight: See a preview of our brand new tow truck in action, in this video on our official YouTube account!

Specifications
œLength: 732mm, Width: 199mm, Height: 309mm, Weight (with R/C equipment and battery pack): Approx. 5.9kg œWheelbase: 155 + 245 + 103mm œTread: 155mm (Front), 138mm (Rear, Double Tire) œChassis: Aluminum & Polycarbonate Resin Ladder Frame œSuspension: Front/Rear Leaf Springs œCaster Angle: 0° (Front & Rear) œCamber Angle: 0° (Front & Rear) œToe Angle: 0° (Front & Rear) œDampers: Aluminum Dummy Dampers œDrivetrain: Rear Double Axle Drive œTransmission: 3-gear transmission (shifts operated via transmitter) œGear Ratio: (1st Gear) 32.49:1, (2nd Gear) 17.76:1, (3rd Gear) 10.66:1 œDiff. Gear: 3-bevel differentials œMotor: TR Mighty-Tuned (35T) œTire Width/Diameter: 30mm/85mm (Front), 22mm/84mm (Rear)

Separately Required Items
★4-Channel R/C System with slide trim levers and self-neutral sticks ★Servos x2 ★ESC or Multi-Function Control (MFC) Unit ★R6/AA/UM3 batteries for transmitter ★Battery Pack & Charger

Information is current as of May 9, 2020. Specifications are subject to change without notice.