Kenworth T800W Tractor with Rogers 4-axle Lowboy Trailer

Presented here is the Kenworth T800 4-axle tractor with Rogers 4-axle lowboy trailer and Volvo EC210C tracked excavator in the Kokosing decoration. The model has been commissioned for the DHS Preferred members with a limited number of the models being produced. 

Kenworth T800 with Rogers lowboy and Volvo EC210 Excavator

The large and distinctive bonnet houses a large photo-etched front grill with prominent Kenworth logo located centrally and a large chromed bumper which has a hole cut in the center where the collector can choose to connect either the wide load warning panel or a pintle hitch.

Kenworth T800 with Rogers lowboy and Volvo EC210 Excavator

Large chromed fuel tanks are located on both sides of the chassis with black painted fixing rings and tiny printed warning labels. The distinctive air filters are present outside the engine bay and the bonnet can be tilted forward to reveal the engine compartment with the large, red coloured engine block at it's heart along with the radiator, cooling fan and exhaush pipework all visible. The chromed battery compartment has been populated with batteries and replicated electrical connectors and the cover slides into place. The opposite side of the chassis has an opening storage compartment fixed to the chassis and both also double as access steps into the cab.

Kenworth T800 with Rogers lowboy and Volvo EC210 Excavator

The cab has been authentically modelled both inside and out. The roof sports two air horns and five amber lights with a chromed sun visor across the front of the cab and a half width Amber light bar mounted high up at the rear of the cab. The front window has painted rubber seal detailing with metal wipers and rear view mirrors which need adding to the model by inserting into the holes in the cab frame.

Kenworth T800 with Rogers lowboy and Volvo EC210 Excavator

The upper deck of the chassis has a diamond plate texture with chromed headache rack fixed behind the cab.

Chains hang from the rack and the service lines appear from below which are terminated in small connectors.

Kenworth T800 with Rogers lowboy and Volvo EC210 Excavator

The model is supplied with separate fenders and this is a nice touch, allowing the collector to choose how he wants to configure the truck depending on the trailer being connected. There are single fenders for the front most axle and a pair of double fenders that fit above the rear axles.

The gooseneck of the Rogers trailer can be coupled to the fully functional fifth wheel which slides along the truck chassis and has a working king pin connection bracket which is activated by moving the handle, just like on the full sized truck. The coiled service lines have connectors which fit into the holes in the gooseneck but they are not a stiff enough fit to remain in place.

Kenworth T800 with Rogers lowboy and Volvo EC210 Excavator

The gooseneck is removable from the trailer and uses a plastic clip to lock into place. Three flexible hoses are located on the side and need connecting to complete the connection ot the rear axles.

The bed of the trailer utilises plastic panels which have a simulated wooden appearance with two small fold up ramps ar the front of the trailer.

The sides of the trailer frame have tiny fold out bed extension brackets and the model is supplied with two plastic extension planks. These extensions rest on the top of the fold out brackets to extend the bed for wider loads.

The underside of the trailer is highly detailed with working suspension and service lines all visible. The tread pattern on the tyres has been intricately moulded and looks incredibly realistic. Other details include flexible rubber mud flaps fitted to the rear frame and flip axle frame.

The rear of the Rogers trailer feature a single flip up axle along with three fixed axles, the rear of which can be raised off the ground leaving only the front two axles on the ground. The flip axle locks into place with a metal pin and all four axles have accurate service line and suspension detailing.

The Volvo EC210C tracked excavator from Motorart is finished in the standard Volvo colours with Kokosing company decals added to the sides and rear counterweight.


This is another great addition to the expanding Kokosing model collection, pictured above with the Peterbilt 335 mechanics truck.