1:50th Scale Freightliner Century with East Flatbed Trailer

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Crane Boom load

Presented here is the Freightliner Century tractor with East flatbed trailer  and crane boom load in 1:50th scale.
The East flat bed trailer features working suspension complete with air and electrical lines, rear opening storage compartments and white rubber mud guards with authentic East markings. The model is supplied with a
Manitowoc crane boom section which can be secured to the bed with the supplied tie down accessories

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Crane Boom load

The rear of the tractor has a working fifth wheel coupling with sprung loaded release lever. The fifth wheel can be adjusted depending on the trailer being connected and the air and electrical service lines are present which fit into the holes on the trailer. The dual exhaust stacks are fitted behind the cab with flexible rubber side panels and grab rails added. The rear mounted rack with various chains, tie down hooks and storage compartments is clearly visible behind the cab and is not fitted to all of the Freightliner models.

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Crane Boom load

The opening engine compartment reveals a fully detailed engine bay with engine block, radiator with cooling fan
and all the other associated components. The front wheels have an authentic Michelin tread pattern with working steering and the cab doors can be opened to reveal the internal cab detail and simulated wooded dashboard complete with reproduced guages and dials.

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Crane Boom load

The sleeper cab features a removeable roof section which reveals the internal sleeping compartment including lower bed complete with quilt and pillow, upper fold up bed and simulated carpet texture on the floor. On this model, the roof section has a clear glazed window and the sleeper compartment has clear windows on both sides which are not fitted to the Schneider versions of the tractor. The driver and passenger seats are sprung loaded and can be moved forward, just like on the real truck while side mounted mirrors are provided in the box which need fixing to the model

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Crane Boom load

The East trailer has a distinctive bow to the bed which simulated the pre stressed state of the trailer when not under load. The model is supplied with a host of fixing components including metal chains in various lengths, rubber and fabric straps in various lengths and metal clips which locate into the sides of the trailer bed.

Freightliner Century with East flatbed trailer and Crane Boom load

There are three versions of the model supplied with the crane boom load including one company coloured version and two standard colour versions consisting of Red (Limited to 500) and Grey (Limited to 500). The Blue ATS liveried version (reviewed here) is limited to 1000 pieces. The model was released in December 2006. The Schneider National version of the model is available in a limited run of 1000 and is supplied without a load.

           

Released late 2007, new load versions of the ATS and Schneider are now available. The Schneider National model is supplied with two snow plow assemblies while the ATS version is now supplied with different crane boom and jib loads.