Official English description of Tamiya 56362 Volvo 1/14 R/C FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck & 56553 Electric Actuator Set

Tamiya 56362 Volvo 1/14 RC FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck
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, a renowned manufacture in the global commercial vehicle market. The FH Series includes a 750hp 16.1-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine FH16 Globetrotter 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-Function Control Unit “Euro-Style” (MFC-03).
• Compatible TROP truck option parts: 56523, 56531, 56538, 56548, 56549, 56550, 56551, 56553.
• Requires: Tamiya 4-Channel R/C system, ESC, 7.2volt battery and compatible charger, and Tamiya TS and acrylic paints.

Tamiya 56553 Electric Actuator Set for 1/14 RC Tow Truck
This set allows control of the winch boom/underlift on the Tamiya Volvo Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck model (Item 56362). Install it to your truck and use your transmitter to raise and lower the boom smoothly and steadily.

Set Contents/Information
• ACU-01 Actuator Control Unit x1
• 7.2V Geared Motor (ratio: 64:1)
• The geared motor moves the spindle shaft and links, which raises the boom at a slow and steady speed. The attached underlift moves in conjunction, too!
• A toggle switch also allows manual operation.
• When fitted, this system allows your truck to tow loads such as other tractor truck cabs (without trailer).
• Clutch system is installed to mitigate potential damage from overloads.

One thought on “Official English description of Tamiya 56362 Volvo 1/14 R/C FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck & 56553 Electric Actuator Set

  1. Patrick

    The tow truck built up very nicely, have enjoyed building it. Tamiya needs to include in this kit the extension cables for the mfc for the rear lights. The cost of this kit is high enough that it should be included. Access to other options should be easier and more affordable when buying these kits, if I were in Japan it would be ok, but overseas customers struggle to get parts.

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