1:50th Scale Mack Granite with Elliot Fuel & Lube Body

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

Presented here is an Elliot fuel and lube body mounted to a 3-axle Mack Granite chassis. The model is of die-cast metal construction and is surprisingly heavy for it's size. The detail level is exceptional and all the details of the full sized truck have been fully captured.

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

The accurately sculptured engine cover with chromed front trim and centrally mounted hood ornament opens forward to reveal the fully detailed engine bay inside. The bonnet has integrated headlights with amber painted indicator lights and below this is the chromed bumper bar.

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

The batteries are located in the opening compartment fixed to the chassis which has a textured diamond pattern cast into the surfaces as the battery box also acts as a pair of steps up to the cab.

The front wheels have accurately moulded rubber tyres with intricate silver hubs and feature the ability for the wheels to be set in one of three steering positions

Exhaust piping, water cooled radiator, complete with modelled cooling fan, air filter and the main engine block have been authentically reproduced within the engine bay. Cutouts in the side of the bonnet house black cooling grills whilst the wheel arches have been highlighted with black paint.

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

The cab roof has five amber lights with two air horns fitted with a chromed visor above the windscreen. The metal mirrors need adding to the model and fit into the three holes in the cab doors. Both cab doors open to reveal the intricately captured interior which has detailed dashboard with simulated wooden panelling, steering wheel, controls and dials all captured. The seats appear to be sprung and have an intricate printed pattern on the main wear surfaces which is a nice touch on the model.

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

The large tank is mounted behind the cab and has side facing floodlights integrated into the tank's frame along with an opening filler cover and lifting eye on the top surface. Below the tank are large opening storage compartments on both sides of the chassis with visible fire extinguisher and fold down ladder giving access to the upper body area.

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

There is a small generator fitted to the model behind the tank with another small storage compartment which also features opening doors. Behind this are a set of smaller oil and hydraulic tanks with silver loops and small filler caps all replicated.

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

The rear of the model features an opening roll up door which is very smooth opening revealing a host of hose reels, complete with dispensing nozzles and pipe detail. The top panel of the rear housing has silver metal loops on the outer edges with amber warning beacons and rear facing floodlights with silver painted lenses. Red and white safety labels have been added along the sides and rear of the body with flexible rubber mud guards added to the rear, complete with printed Elliot logos.

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

The paint finish is second to none and all hazard warning markings have been authentically reproduced along with the addition of fire extinguishers on both sides and the distinctive MACK logo embossed into the front grill. This model demonstrates what can be achieved in a miniature replica and is supplied with a booklet detailing the Elliot range of bodies and information on the company.

Mack Granite with Elliot Fule/Lube Body

Two versions of the model have been produced in a limited run of only 250 pieces each. The version reviewed here features a red cab while a white cab version is also available. The model was released in July 2009.