Diecast semi trucks are a professional addition to every trucking office. Company memorabilia can be customized with business operating name and logos. Although custom made toy truck models can cost upwards of $100 per unit, you can buy generic diecast semi trucks and trailers at a far lower price.
These diecast tractor trailers can be used for display purposes, collectibles, or creating model truck terminals.
Scale of the model tractor-trailer is one of the most crucial factors to consider when selecting a diecast truck. The larger the 1:1 ratio of the truck’s scaling, the smaller the truck is. Many times, pictures displayed on the online sales page will make the truck appear larger than it is. However, you must reference to the scale to determine the actual size of the diecast semi-truck.
1/87 is a common scale and is for smaller size diecast trucks. 1/32 is the most common full-sized toy semi-truck. Other scales in between 1/87 and 1/32 such as 1/64 and 1/43 represent medium sized models.
Larger scale models are available from the Revell brand which offers 1:25 sized Kenworth and Peterbilt models.
Branded Semi Truck Toy Models
There are many semi-truck toy models created after large transportation companies such as:
FedEx toy truck model
UPS toy truck model
This long-chain combination features double trailers which are commonly seen along turnpike highways such as those found in the U.S. states of Ohio, Florida, and Kansas.
Furthermore, toy semi-truck models are available from all major manufacturers including Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Western Star, Volvo, and Mack. Trailer units from Wabash and Utility may also be available in some instances.
Certain diecast truck model manufacturers will have more realistic features as opposed to others and this is reflected in the price.
Types of Toy Truck Models
Many types of trucks and trailers are available in diecast versions. For example, you will find dump trucks, 5-ton trucks, sleeper highway tractors, daycabs, grain trailers, dry van, refrigerated van (reefer), flatbed, chassis equipped containers, and even heavy-duty wreckers.
Kenworth Tractor Trailer 1/43
Freightliner Cascadia 1/64
Toy trucks and trailers with boats
Here is a toy truck and trailer with boat:
Cattle Truck and Trailer
Here is a cattle hauler. It even includes 10 animals that fit inside the trailer.
Cement Mixer Truck
This is perhaps the best cement mixer truck toy/diecast version. It is made by Bruder which is a well-known brand of toy trucks.