Doosan Moxy MT 31
by: Steven Downes
Presented here is the 1:50th scale Doosan Moxy MT31 articulated
dump truck from NZG. The model is based on the original Moxy MT31
casting that was released several years ago and has been painted in
the distinctive orange colours of Doosan with updated markings.
The model is highly detailed with scaled grab rails on each side
of the body with integrated rear view mirror poles that have
reflective surfaces. Simulated anti-slip panels have been printed
on the walking surfaces leading up to the cab and mesh light guards
are fitted over the front work lights.
The cab interior has been replicated and is visible through the
clear windows. The edges of the windows have been highlighted black
to simulate the rubber seals which adds to the realism and the rear
window has a printed mesh screen.
The dump body raises to a good heaight and the cylinders are
stiff enough for the body to remain in the position chosen.
The underside of the body has simulated wear pads highlighted in
black and tiny chains fitted to the rear tailgate.
The tailgate is a nice touch on the model and functions very
accurately, with the chains tightening as the body raises before
the tailgate slowly raises to expel the load.
The wheels have highly detailed hubs and are fitted to axles
that have a simulated suspension system allowing the model to
demonstrate the excellent off-road mobility of the MT31. The tyres
have a very crisp tread pattern moulded into them and the chassis
has a simulated safety bar fitted.
The underside of the model features a replicated drivetrain to
the rear axle with a detailed front suspension linkage with the
frame achieving a good degree of steering movement. This is a very
good update to the original model and there is hope that Doosan
look to have more 1:50th scale models produced in the future.