Euclid Rear Dump Truck
The Euclid Rear Dump Truck was one of the most detailed models produced by Benbros in the Qualitoys range and its play value was enhanced by having a hand-operated lifting system for the dump.
The cab and chassis of the model were two separate castings which slotted together behind the cab and were held in place by the front axle. Good detail was given of the grille, side doors and access steps. The dump was a solid unit secured at the rear of the chassis by a steel pin with a bent end. 'Benbros Qualitoy Made in England' was cast under the cab.
In the centre of the chassis an unpainted lifting slider was held in place by the rivet which fixed the side handle underneath. Because the dump casting had a curved 'fin' on the underside, it lifted when the slider was pushed towards the rear of the truck.
Painted metallic blue with a yellow dump, the Euclid truck did not change during its life. 'Euclid' decals were put on both cab doors and the round Euclid logo sign on the sides of the dump. The grille, lights and bumper at the front were finished with silver trim.
The four detailed metal wheels were also blue but non-metallic and were only painted on the outside. The large tyres were black rubber.
Unlike many other Qualitoy models, the Euclid Dump Truck did not share a box but had its own with illustrations on all four sides and the Qualitoys emblem on the red end-flaps.
Although not too hard to find, the Euclid Truck is scarce in mint condition.
Benbros Qualitoys Euclid Rear Dump Truck
METALLIC-BLUE cab & chassis
Unpainted lifting mechanism
(Note : the lifting handle attached to the slider has broken and is missing on this model)