TAMIYA RC Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck SM79T56362

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TAMIYA RC Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck

Length: 732mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

To the Rescue!
Volvo is a renowned actor in the global commercial vehicle market, with one of their flagship brands being the FH Series that underwent a full model change in 2012. This R/C model assembly kit recreates the 750hp engine FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 tow truck from that range. The model has a realistic cab and body, the former featuring a photo-etched front grille and interior details, the latter opening doors. Its fascinating towing mechanism uses plenty of metal parts and winch boom, underlift and outriggers are movable manually. The front mounted TR Mighty Tuned motor (35T) provides ample power to the two rear axles, via a three-speed transmission. Gear changes are also possible via transmitter controls, and the model can tow subjects such as 1/14 scale R/C tractor trucks.


★The massive, stately form of this tow truck is captured with exceptional realism. You won’t be able to wait to start towing!

★Stainless steel photo-etched front grille parts add to the authenticity. Separately sold LEDs can be used to light the model up.

★Visor and roof lights are metal plated components for that extra touch. Escape hatch, antenna and so on are recreated in style.


★Both front axles are steered on this model, with a single servo used to turn the wheels. Wheels turn realistically at different angles.

★A look here at the base ladder frame chassis, which is a sturdy affair composed of aluminum side channels and resin cross members.

★The body of the truck is adorned with a light bar that is constructed using a clear orange case and can be lit up with separately sold LEDs.


★This is a close-up upon the winch boom, which features dual winches and cables depicted using 5 meters of string provided in the kit.

★Boom length and angle can be adjusted, the former up to an impressive 586mm long. The latter gives three different angles.

★The underlift can be extended and retracted, and features adjustable forks. It turns on a joint to enable smooth cornering.


★Opening doors on the body give a realistic look, and also allow access to install separately sold MFC and Actuator units.

★Outriggers are affixed via cap screws, which can be loosened to allow manual extension, and give a further layer of realism.

★This is a close-up on the rear suspension, where a trunnion setup is employed using metal leaf springs and friction dampers.


★Left: Dual rear tires provide a sturdy base for the vehicle, and also are given realistic tread pattern.


●Length: 732mm, Width: 199mm, Height: 309mm, Weight (with R/C equipment and battery pack): Approx. 5.9kg ●Wheelbase: 155 + 245 + 103mm ●Tread: 155mm (Front), 138mm (Rear, Double Tire) ●Chassis: Aluminum & Polycarbonate Resin Ladder Frame ●Suspension: Front/Rear Leaf Springs ●Caster Angle: 0° (Front & Rear) ●Camber Angle: 0° (Front & Rear) ●Toe Angle: 0° (Front & Rear) ●Dampers: Aluminum Dummy Dampers ●Drivetrain: Rear Double Axle Drive ●Transmission: 3-gear transmission (shifts operated via transmitter) ●Gear Ratio: (1st Gear) 32.49:1, (2nd Gear) 17.76:1, (3rd Gear) 10.66:1 ●Diff. Gear: 3-bevel differentials ●Motor: TR Mighty-Tuned (35T) ●Tire Width/Diameter: 30mm/85mm (Front), 22mm/84mm (Rear)


Separately Required Items
★4-Channel R/C System with slide trim levers and self-neutral sticks ★Servos x2 ★ESC or Multi-Function Control (MFC) Unit ★R6/AA/UM3 batteries for transmitter ★Battery Pack & Charger

Tamiya’s series of ultra-realistic 1/14 scale R/C trucks has offered fun and realistic driving for the past several decades! This new kit takes that driving fun to the next level with this tow truck which makes its living towing heavy duty vehicles such as semi-tractor trucks. It promises a completely different element of enjoyment to predecessors in the series.

The kit seen here recreates the FH16 that is marketed by Volvo are renowned manufacture in the global commercial vehicle market. The FHSeries includes a 750hp 16.1-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine FH16Globetrotter 750 8×4 tow truck.

1/14 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 750mm width: 195mm height: 300mm.
Features a detailed molded plastic depiction of the cab with photo-etched front grille and interior detail features.
This model’s front axles feature the first twin steering system seen in the Tamiya 1/14 Truck series.
Includes metal components for excellent durability.
Install the new separately available Actuator Set (Item 56553) to control its actions via your R/C transmitter.
Ladder frame has aluminum side channels and resin cross members. Power from the front motor is delivered to the two rear axles via a propeller shaft.
A built-in differential gear on each axle enables smooth cornering.
Highly realistic suspension utilizes metal leaf springs and friction dampers.
The model enjoys easy driving thanks to the float-mounted die-cast front and reinforced resin rear axles.
Three-speed transmission allows shifting via the R/C transmitter (Note: only one gear is usable when towing).
Headlights and taillights can be lit up with separately sold LEDs and the model is compatible with Item 56523 Tractor Truck Multi-FunctionControl Unit “Euro-Style” (MFC-03).
Compatible TROP truck option parts: 56523 56531 56538

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