1:50th Scale Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

Kenworth T800 Tractor

Presented here is the Kenworth T800 4-axle tractor with Rogers 4-axle lowboy trailer. The cab has been authentically modelled both inside and out. The roof sports two air horns and five amber lights with a chromed sun visor across the front of the cab and a half width Amber light bar mounted high up at the rear of the cab. The front window has painted rubber seal detailing with metal wipers and rear view mirrors which need adding to the model by inserting into the holes in the cab frame.

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

The upper deck of the chassis has a diamond plate texture with chromed headache rack fixed behind the cab. Chains hang from the rack and the service lines appear from below which are terminated in small connectors.

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

Large chromed fuel tanks are located on both sides of the chassis with black painted fixing rings and tiny printed warning labels. The distinctive air filters are present outside the engine bay and the bonnet can be tilted forward to reveal the engine compartment with the large, red coloured engine block at it's heart along with the radiator, cooling fan and exhaush pipework all visible. The chromed battery compartment has been populated with batteries and replicated electrical connectors and the cover slides into place. The opposite side of the chassis has an opening storage compartment fixed to the chassis and both also double as access steps into the cab.

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

The large and distinctive bonnet houses a large photo-etched front grill with prominent Kenworth logo located centrally and a large chromed bumper which has a hole cut in the center where the collector can choose to connect either the wide load warning panel or a pintle hitch.

Kenworth T800 Tractor

The gooseneck of the Rogers trailer can be coupled to the fully functional fifth wheel which slides along the truck chassis and has a working king pin connection bracket which is activated by moving the handle, just like on the full sized truck. The coiled service lines have connectors which fit into the holes in the gooseneck but they are not a stiff enough fit to remain in place.

The gooseneck is removable from the trailer and uses a plastic clip to lock into place. Three flexible hoses are located on the side and need connecting to complete the connection ot the rear axles.

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

The bed of the trailer utilises plastic panels which have a simulated wooden appearance with two small fold up ramps ar the front of the trailer.

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

The sides of the trailer frame have tiny fold out bed extension brackets and the model is supplied with two plastic extension planks. These extensions rest on the top of the fold out brackets to extend the bed for wider loads.

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

The underside of the trailer is highly detailed with working suspension and service lines all visible. The tread pattern on the tyres has been intricately moulded and looks incredibly realistic. Other details include flexible rubber mud flaps fitted to the rear frame and flip axle frame.

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

The rear of the Rogers trailer feature a single flip up axle along with three fixed axles, the rear of which can be raised off the ground leaving only the front two axles on the ground. The flip axle locks into place with a metal pin and all four axles have accurate service line and suspension detailing.

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

Kenworth T800 Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy

The model is available in four colour versions consisting of Black, Red, White and Yellow with only 375 of each colour being produced. A limited run of only 250 pieces have been produced in Kokosing livery for DHS Prefered members. The model was released in July 2009