Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 Mammoet

Mammoet version of the Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 SLT 8x4 heavy haulage truck. The whole truck is made in scale 1:16,5 and is a combination of studded en studless LEGO.

Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 Mammoet

--- This truck is replaced by a newer better version designed in December 2016 ---

These trucks are widely used to transport heavy loads. Such as a crane boom for a Liebherr LTM 11200 9.1 crane. This company, Mammoet, was a long time in my planning because the color scheme of the truck is easy to made in lego bricks. Most is black and red.

The lego model has full remote control which is done by powerfunctions. Because the real truck has only the rear axle's driven i decided to do exactly the same. So this truck isn't only looking like the real one, it's also working like a real one

Behind the cab there is an cooling unit which contains a lot of elements to simulates the enormous amount of air tanks, filters, exhausts etc. I also decided to make some wires to give it a more realistic look. Those wires are made from electricity wire. Which can be easily turned around a steel bar.

The cab can be tiled forward to give access to the V8 engine. The engine is almoste like the real one. I had to do a little compromise because the space inside the engine must be large enough to fit the lego powerfunctions servo which steers the first and second axle.

This truck was seen on the Mammoet open day 2013.
It was displayed next to a LEGO Liebherr LTM 11200 9.1 which is in almoste the same scale.
Together they form a nice combo!
(the Liebherr crane and trailer is made by liftingbricks)

And at least some pictures to compare it with an real truck.
The trucks displayed on the background is a 6x4 not a 8x4 like my lego model.

March 13, 2013