Thursday, September 10, 2009

Peterbilt 379 Grain Trailer WIth Sleeper Cell

This Peterbilt 379 diecast truck comes in silver color. Every thing is silver colored except the cover of the grain trailer which is black. Newray used to make this toy truck in two other colors as well: White and Green, but for some reasons these colors are not being manufactured anymore. The sleeper cell cab is 10 inches long. The whole truck is around 22 inches in length.

The grain trailer has two outlets at the middle to drain out the grains. The outlets are workable meaning they can be open and close at will.

Here is a short clip:

1949 Peterbilt 380 Model Diecast Truck

The very striking thing I noted about this diecast truck is its old rugged look- as it was sitting on my table -while still attached in the confinement of inner packaging-I can not ignore to appreciate its sleek design and miniature body with its one exhaust pipe and a head light on each side of the bumper. The Orange color of the cab is also giving a pleasing contrast with its white roof.

The cab is built in a way which provides a true feeling of old truck body with thick metal sheet. The sleek nose of the cab is far stretched, I guess in those time, engines were thin and long.

The trailer is made of plastic and has the color of green. I think, they tried to make the trailer looks like wood which is painted in green with wood-grains-like-effect on the flatbed surface.

The trailer also has 6 hay bales load on the flatbed. The bales are removable. One thing I really missed is that the doors of the cab are not open able.
  • Approximate length of the truck is 15 inches, from front of the cab to back of the trailer.
  • Exact length of the cab (only) is 6.25 inches.
  • Exact length of the Trailer (only) is 11 inches.
  • Exact length of the gift box is 18 inches- (in case you want to know)
  • The diecast truck has 18 wheels - 1 inch in diameter.
  • Scale 1:43
  • Made by Newray HK