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4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« on: July 23, 2009, 22:32:09 »

The 4046 Road Maintenance Truck has been out for over a year now and is the main multipurpose vehicle for the Construction theme. The truck is really quite large allowing it to be very detailed. I believe the chassis is based on a Mercedes Benz Unimog. Now to the pictures.

Also, I plan on using this set for a custom fire service truck, so there are no decals shown.

The picture on the front of the box gives you a great look at the hopper and the spreader but it really doesn't do the truck justice.

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 22:33:58 »
Now the front, sides, and rear of the truck.

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 22:37:04 »
The plow on the front is quite larger than the plows on older sets and features rubber tires and can be removed.

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 22:40:19 »
The hopper can be removed from the back with the use of the crane and has support legs to rest on while not in use.

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 22:43:52 »
On the driver's side of the truck there is a toolbox that can hold ALL the tools.

The spreader, when opened, allows all the contents of the hopper to empty to the street.  ;D

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 22:46:41 »
The hopper has a plastic tarp type thing to protect the contents ( plastic rock salt ) from the elements.

The inside of the hopper is angled to facilitate the flow of the contents.

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 22:49:04 »
The cab follows the rest of the newer trucks from Playmobil with a detailed interior. 

Amber lights are mounted on the top with the middle of the lightbar being painted silver.

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 22:51:51 »
Now the driver...

To my surprise, he is big klicky. I think this is because he sits in the truck while all the other klickys do the work. I already called him lazy, don't worry.

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 22:53:27 »
Alright, that's it. I hope you found this review interesting and maybe a little persuasive.   >:D

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Re: 4046 Road Maintenance Truck - Review
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2009, 23:26:59 »
Thanks for that splendid review, Ben.  The truck is, indeed, basd on the current style Unimog.  I had hopes that the new fire engine would use this chassis.  Maybe there are plans for one based on it for the future.  Meanwhile, here's a great custom by dreamteam combining the construction truck chassis and a 3880 rear body.

This was on my to buy list, but I'm really trying to limit my Playmobil buys at the moment (I have plans for the new fire station set when it comes out you see).
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