Benbros Qualitoys

Mobile Crane

Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane
Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane

Variation 3: blue pmw (missing hook)

Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane
Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane

Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane
Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane

Wheels & base

Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane
Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane

Variation 3: blue pmw (missing hook)

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The third model to use the Ruston-Bucyrus 10-RB casting was the Mobile Crane which had it mounted onto the AEC Sunderland cab and chassis which Benbros had already used on several models in the Qualitoys range. 

 

Both the body and jib of the crane as well as the cab and chassis of the Sunderland truck were 'from stock' so the only new casting was the platform on which the crane sat and to which it was rivetted. The platform was an angular unit but fitted firmly on the chassis with a front tab and rear rivet. Just behind the cab a cradle was included for the jib to settle when lowered.

 

Benbros used the second variation of the Ruston-Bucyrus 10-RB crane for this model with a pinned jib coupling and unpainted metal handles which were fitted on each side of the crane or both on the right side.

 

As with previous models, the 'Sunderland' truck was painted bright red, the crane crimson-red & yellow with a dark-green jib, and the platform a bright yellow. '10-RB' decals were added to the crane, 'Ruston-Bucyrus' was cast on the back and 'Benbros Made in England' included underneath. 

 

The wheels were 6-bolt metal painted red, yellow or pale-blue, all with black treaded tyres.

 

A bright red & yellow shared box was created for both the Mobile Crane and Mobile Excavator with the model names in large panels above or near model illustrations. On one of the end-flaps a blank section was left for the model details to be added which for the crane was just 'M CRANE' .

 

Because of its good play value, the Mobile Crane in mint condition is now a scarce model and will fetch a premium at auction.

Varoation 1: red painted metal wheels with box

Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane

Variations

 

All had red & yellow boxes shared with Mobile Excavator

 

1)  RED cab/chassis/base   RED pmw           YELLOW platform   RED/YELLOW body   GREEN jib   um handles & hook

 

2)  RED cab/chassis/base   YELLOW pmw   YELLOW platform   RED/YELLOW body   GREEN jib   um handles & hook

 

3)  RED cab/chassis/base   BLUE pmw         YELLOW platform   RED/YELLOW body   GREEN jib   um handles & hook

Benbros Qualitoys Mobile Crane

Variation 3: blue painted metal wheels (missing hook)

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