MPC Mack Heavy Hauling DM 800 1:25 | $40
Auto World bills this one as “king of the highway haulers,” and MPC definitely gave it the royal treatment in the detail department. The DM 800 is a classic; in production for more than 20 years. It was the basis for many of Mack’s industrial applications, such as dump beds and tow rigs, as well as the tractor of choice for really heavy loads, where its extra strength was essential to getting the job done. MPC goes all out with this one. There is a hyperdetailed Maxidyne 865 turbocharged diesel V-8—a real classic, and its 325hp was industry-leading in the 1960s when the DM 800 was launched.
And you get to see it in all its vintage glory because the kit has a functional butterfly hood and the fenders swing up and away for extra access—very cool! The front wheels have functional steering too, which will be especially useful in posing the tractor with the trailer hooked up. Included are 10 detailed Goodyear tires molded in soft vinyl, plus lots of plated parts for the 5th wheel, fuel tanks, mirrors, and bumper. MPC doesn’t give a specific parts count, but we’d estimate a couple hundred—molded in black, white, chrome, and clear parts. As a result, MPC rates it at skill level 3, so you’ll want to have some experience to build up to this big boy. The kit comes in stylish vintage packaging, befitting this truck’s classic status.