K-Tec 1233 towed scraper with Volvo A40F Prime Mover/h3>
The K-Tec company produced their first scraper in 2000 when founder Ken Rempel could not find a suitable scraper from any other manufacturer that was suitable for handling the challenging red river valley material. The K-Tec 1233 ADT is a popular scraper which has been designed for self loading with a 40-ton, 400+ horsepower rock truck featuring fast hydraulics, a smooth ride, and joy-stick scraper control.
Motorart has developed a very interesting 1:50th scale replica of the 1233 ADT which is paired with a Volvo A40F ADT rock truck. On first observation, it is interesting that Motorart have chosen to use the 2013 tooling for the A40F over the improved 2014 tooling so the model does not feature the updated metal safety railings. This said, the model still looks impressive and has a new frame connected to the rear chassis providing the coupling point for the scraper neck.
The connection mechanism is quite fragile and takes a little wiggling for the pin to connect correctly and the hydraulic hose bundle is a little short and only just reaches the hook-up panel which has a hinged upper to trap the hoses.
The 1233 scraper has some very nice engineering touches although this is let down with the loose hydraulics which don’t allow the bowl to remain raised, a mute point as there is hardly any upper movement on the arms due to the engineering tolerances on the pivoting point and angle at which the neck is connected to the cross-member which does look a little steep when compared to images of the full sized scraper box.
The ejector plate extends along the full length of the bowl and has a nice mesh upper guard while the front gate has a very nicely engraved K-Tec logo with another mesh spill guard. The fixed silver hydraulic piping is nicely modelled with flexible hoses added to connect up to the cylinders.
The rear tyres are all independently free-rolling with a very nicely moulded accurate tread pattern. Small printed markings and logos enhance the appearance while the paint finish is to a fairly high standard.