MAN TGS 8x4 cement truck
This model is controlled using LEGO Power Functions.
Number of elements: 1518.
Created January 9, 2014.
Last updated July 25, 2015.
Scale: 1:25, Model Team.
"Number of wheel sets" x "Driven wheels": 8x4.
Type of Power Functions motor for drive: L.
Gearing from motor to wheels: 5:7.
Differential type: Standard.
Type of steering geometry: Linear.
Type of Power Functions motor used for steering: Servo.
This model has 2 opening doors
Created by Lasse Deleuran.
Go to the YouTube video for this model.
View instructions on BrickHub.org
Go to the Brickshelf folder with this model.
Go to the Rebrickable page for this model.
Click to download .mpd file to be opened with LDraw tools such as MLCad and LDView.
About this model
This MAN TGS cement truck is a relatively sturdy construction. There are, however, a couple of things which are recommended should you desire to build your own:
Please refer to the pictures further down which show how to connect the electrical components of this model.
In the building instructions you will encounter some assisting images showing how to route the wires. It is recommended to use this routing. The wires in the pictures are color coded similarly to the picture furhter down on this page.
Please check that all the functions work while you are building the model.
Watch the video to see how to control the functions and how to load the barrel.
The Power Functions components of this truck are connected as follows
We recommend using the Power Functions remote for controlling this truck.
If the truck is to be driven by people who do not have experience with LEGO Power Functions, then we recommend using our modified remote which blocks the channel selector and uses a long axle as a pointing device.
How to build your own model
You can build your own copy once you have all the parts in the parts list.
To see where to purchase all the parts, simply go to the rebrickable page for this model and use the functionality for either creating a wish list on BrickOwl, on BrickLink, or use the "Multi-Buy" feature which is able to search in both BrickOwl, BrickLink and independent stores.
If you already have LEGO sets and spare parts, then you can get an overview of the parts you need by creating an account on rebrickable and type in all the sets and spare parts you have available. Once you have done this you shoud go to the rebrickable page for this model and click the button. This will lead you to a page where you can see the additional parts you need. From here you can press the button to see where to purchase these parts.Building instructions for this LEGO model
The building instructions are made by building the LEGO models in MLCad and generated in LDView using an old version of LPub. All this software is part of LDraw.
If you have any corrections or suggestions, please e-mail Lasse Deleuran at firstname.lastname@example.org.