SIKU 3524 – Halfpipe Dumper Truck is an oldschool 1:55-scale model. It is also one of the best (in terms of quality) models I have ever reviewed.
Price: ca. 23 Eur (bought new in 2007)
The SIKU 3524 MAN TGA dumper is made mostly from metal – no compromises have been made. The cabin, loading bucket, rear door and also the sub frame is from metal. Some usueal details such as rear mirrors, and fenders are made from PWC. The cabin of this MAN can be opened to access the engine.
The loading bucket can be lifted relatively high thanks to special and massive hydraulic cylinder – and the rear door will be opened under the weight of material being dumped.
Movable parts: the loading bucket and cabin.
SIKU 3524 Conclusion:
SIKU 3524 is one of the most impressive SIKU models in terms of quality and attention to detail. It is also very robust and if you get a chance to get it for your collection, do not wait a second and buy it. I can also recommend this model for children – they will love it in combination with a loader/excavator like SIKU 3521, SIKU 3533 or SIKU 3535.