MB LPS 2032 tractor Hoyer Brekina

Mercedes-Benz LPS 2020

Anonymous photo on baumaschinenbilder.de.

Brand - Reference

Brekina 81024

Type

Mercedes-Benz LPS 2032 tractor with Hoyer tank semi-trailer

Comments

The trailer is too inclined, so that its front axle is not on the ground.

We note on the prototype that the headlights are embedded in the bumper, including indicators. Brekina simplified this with a white painted area!

Almost all three-axle tractor pictures, like this one, show the second axle with single-wheel, and steering (this last point is obviously visible only when the wheels are steered). In addition, but I can be wrong, I do not see the need for a three-axle tractor for a relatively light rank semi-trailer.

Modifications

  • Fifth-wheel milled to lower it by 1.2 mm; the chassis frame just below had to be milled also to let the pivot of the trailer into. The front axle of the latter is not yet on the ground, but it is much less obvious (photo taken after modification).
  • Rear lights painted red (tractor and trailer). Landing gear glued (had a tendency to escape).
  • Tractor’s rear mudguards changed for more enveloping ones, but unfortunately not wide enough, from Herpa.

History

Made from 1969 after Diamond Tuning, and even much earlier (1963) — at least for the cab — according to the blog de magnum31gb, perhaps until 1976.

A Hoyer branded cab can be seen on page 67 of the baumaschinenbilder.de forum.

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MB LPS 2032 tractor Hoyer BrekinaMB LPS 2032 tractor Hoyer Brekina

Mercedes-Benz LPS 2020

Anonymous photo on baumaschinenbilder.de.