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Old 01-31-2018, 09:50 AM
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Tamiya’s new Mercedes Arocs 3348 6x4 dumper

http://www.tamiya.de/de/produkte/rcm...rtNr=300056357








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Old 01-31-2018, 09:55 AM
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Wow, this is great, a complete Dump Truck kit from Tamiya. Is there a release date yet? How about the cost?

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Old 01-31-2018, 10:05 AM
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Wow, this is great, a complete Dump Truck kit from Tamiya. Is there a release date yet? How about the cost?

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Old 01-31-2018, 10:08 AM
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Northern Farmer, thank you for the quick response. Do you have a website for Carson, the one I have is not working apparently.

I'll be looking forward to the release date, and build reviews.

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Old 01-31-2018, 10:11 AM
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Northern Farmer, thank you for the quick response. Do you have a website for Carson, the one I have is not working apparently.

I'll be looking forward to the release date, and build reviews.

Thank you again,

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It’s Tamiya and I posted the link on top of the first picture
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: New Tamiya Mercedes Arocs 3348

Looks like Tamiya is also made a new tread design for the drive tires too.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:30 PM
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It’s Tamiya and I posted the link on top of the first picture
Looks like a bigger picture is holding on to this Product. http://pressmailinglist.simba-dickie...en/index.shtml
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It’s Tamiya and I posted the link on top of the first picture
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Northern Farmer, thank you for the quick response. Do you have a website for Carson, the one I have is not working apparently.

I'll be looking forward to the release date, and build reviews.

Thank you again,

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http://www.carson-modelsport.com/de/news.htm That should do it.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:14 PM
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Very interesting that Tamiya finally has entered this part of the hobby.
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Move over Bruder conversions!
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: New Tamiya Mercedes Arocs 3348

get the dump actuator kit on the market asap! oh and keep the price under 75 bucks....
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: New Tamiya Mercedes Arocs 3348

That's pretty a cool truck.

I really like the looks of the acu-01 56545 kit. I hope it's a reasonable price and durable. The *up to* 20kg sounds impressive.
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Found a UK website showing it for pre-order at 335 pounds($), so does that fit your idea of reasonable?
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Default Re: New Tamiya Mercedes Arocs 3348

On TTM's website shows the price of the kit and the lift system. Way more than i'm willing to pay for the dump system
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:56 PM
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Keeping in mind this is Tamiya's first try doing a tipper, the tipper body looks quite good, a 'universial' design. Bottom plate is sheet metal and the sides and front is plastic. Looking at the clearence between the rear wheels and the fenders, it seams like the suspension system is the same as the tractors -> little movement. Not quite suitable for a construction vehicle. But not too complicated to move the rear and front suspension to get more clearence, if wished.
The tipper system is kind of creative, but unnessecary complicated and expencive (300 USD?) Watching the videos, seams like it takes 40-50+ seconds to the top?? THAT is slow IMO. The 1:1 ones use about I've have found 15-20 seconds. The tipper system we make ourselves takes about 8-12 seconds, which is still slow to many of the more unpatient RC truckers
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Default Re: New Tamiya Mercedes Arocs 3348

Looks pretty cool. I know everyone is always bummed to see another Euro rig, but the actuator kit is interesting, and even the dump box has some potential to look like something on this side of the pond with some modifications.....actually doesn't look too far off from what a lot of ag/grain boxes look like over here already......just add some extensions/side boards.

What catches my eye almost more than anything is the drive tires.....the tread almost looks similar to the Fulda Crossforce from Carson, but shallower, I like it!

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Default Re: New Tamiya Mercedes Arocs 3348

All, this kit is listed on the Tower Hobbies website for "pre-order" with availability in mid-March according to the limited information on the site/listing. Pricing looks affordable as well for the basic kit. Though I'd like to know what the lift kit pricing will be and what MFU this will require/use. I would tend to believe that more than one of the alternate control/sound systems could be fitted to this as well.

There wasn't any information about the "lift kit" though, but I'm sure that will follow in a few days. That kit might be useful for conversions as well.

This kit combination certainly could make conversions more obtainable for more people, possible easier builds, as the engineering is done for you perhaps, just a thought. That means more dump trucks, probably more people getting into the hobby, but that's just my thoughts.

Who's gonna order one to write the review for Tower?

Have a great day,

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Old 02-22-2018, 04:04 PM
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If you look at pic #2. Its says model is fitted with euro mfu and separately sold actuator. So unless you wanted the cab and or tipper body its fairly useless kit. The tyres and fenders are the only things of interest to me. Hopefully the actuator kit is reasonably priced and it brings other prices down. I might actually build a western tipper later down the track on a kit i actually want
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If you type in 56445 on tower hobbies it shows preorder for actuator kit at 415.99.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:53 PM
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This Carson model just took a hard left...........ugh !!! Wait 6 to 8 month and it might go on sale.........
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