Waler

[MOC] American 4-axle Dump Truck

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Hi Folks

It’s been a long time since I presented my last creation so it’s good time to show something new.

Maybe this MOC it is not so fresh (I built it almost 2 months ago) but I think worth to present. The truck was built to my local Lug (LugPol) competition and the goal was that the wining truck will be an accompany to the 42030 Volvo L350F on our Lug exhibition.

There was three other trucks built to this contest. But mine got most votes :classic:

The prize of the contest was outstanding – beside that I received the set for the review, finally I got whole new 42030 for my own!

And this is the truck which “made it”:

American 4-axle Dump Truck.

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The truck is fully motorized, it has 2XLs for propulsion, 1 Servo Motor for steering, 2 Medium motors for rising the tipper and hazard lights on top of the roof.

The truck weights 2750g, dimensions are: 51,2 x 16,8 x 19,6 cm.

It is Powered by two Battery Boxes placed on both sides of the truck. The access is very easy so you can change batteries quickly.

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In the front there is one pair of PF LEDs and second one is mounted in the rear of the truck.

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As I mentioned on the roof there are hazard lights.

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The blinking lights are made from 1x4 Light Brick connected to PF switch which is turned on and off by micromotor. (PF LEDs are connected to the same switch)

Rising tipper is operated by two large linear actuators and truck can dump up to 2kg.

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Drivetrain – only two rear axles are driven – total gear reduction is 1 : 4.2. Enough power to carry and ride with even 7kg of load.

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Overall appearance you have to judge yourself. I was trying to do my best in two weeks but I think that it’s not bad at all :wink:

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Under the hood you can find V8 engine.

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And at the end - video.

Edited by Waler

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Fantastic work, especially for just 70 hours! It looks and works great! :classic:

Nice usage of micromotors for lights and cool steering (different angle of front wheels)...

Btw. Amazing demonstration with sugar :thumbup:

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Very impressive results, especially for just two weeks effort.

I really like those angular front fenders, like the ones you'd see on old Autocar dump trucks long ago, when I was young.

Of course, this truck would have to be modern, with those twin steer front axles. (note: I've only seen one or two dump trucks around here with twin steer axles, out of hundreds or thousands.)

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I like it a lot. Very nice color scheme, and it is very carefully built.

Great work !

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Amazing :thumbup: Just two weeks to create something this great!

I have sooooooooo very, very much to learn... :wacko:

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I'm glad that you like it :classic:

@Kayaderosseras

I wanted to built a modern truck that would fit to Volvo's design. First idea was to make that second axle could be lifted (4th channel in IR tower was empty) but I thought that blinking lights will be more attractive for visitors (especially kids) than an axle moving 5 mm above the ground :wink:

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30 years and never seen this type of dump truck in USA. Looks great though.

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I never saw an American truck with multiple fron axles... Still your model is very colorfull and has awesome functions.

BUT I think at that scale you could have some suspension.

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Smooth Technic build!

Exactly the same colour scheme as Australian company BORAL

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Edited by Kierna

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Very cool , good on you for using these colors really stand out , think a blue and red one would also look cool .

Cause I love red :classic:

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@750ACE, @Zblj and @andythenorth:

There is that type of truck in real word. For example Western Star:

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And yes, I saw something like that for the first time too :classic: . But I thought why not to built something different than others.

@Zblj, of course there could be suspension but the main idea was that this truck must be almost indestructable. Why? One answer: Kids. The model was displayed with Volvo as a "moving presentation" and kids could play with this. As you know in them hands everything is possible :laugh: And working suspension won't help this truck to get more "strong". Beside that truck was driving only on flat surface (table) so there were no need to make a suspension.

@Kierna, heh, I didn't know that my colour scheme is used in real vehicle. Good to know. So from the other hand this add a more realism to the truck :thumbup:

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@Kierna, heh, I didn't know that my colour scheme is used in real vehicle. Good to know. So from the other hand this add a more realism to the truck :thumbup:

Maybe some custom stickers ould look good :classic:

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Waler, you've captured the rugged look of the real trucks like andythenorth posted above. Well done.

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