By Maz Woolley
Photographs by the Author.
Most UK collectors will be familiar with the Siku displays that can be found in toy shops and garden centres around the land. These displays usually consist of the models that are sold in their fit in the box Super range. From cars to tractors, airplanes and motorbikes in a variety of scales.
To accompany that they have some more specialist ranges, in particular the Siku Farmer range which has 1:32 and 1:87 series. Siku is part of the Sieper Group, which also owns Wiking, and its Siku branded models are diecast in China.
This post looks at one of the current Siku Farmer 1:87 range which are nicely made though to a slightly lower level of detail than Wiking Plastic models. The cabs of the 1:87 tractors can be lifted off and could have drivers fitted if ones to fit could be found.
1827 Claas Xerion with Slurry Tanker
The Claas Xerion tractor is a large and impressive one. Powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine with large wheels front and back it is at the top of the Claas range of tractors.
The slurry it tows is fitted with tubes to connect it to the slurry tanks and the huge spray arms that fold out either side.
The arms are excellent and include a lot of moulded detail and even tubing to connect the spraying arms to the tanker.
Although 1:87 scale the model is large and very impressive especially for a budget range.
I hope to cover some more models from this range in the future as they portray the modern agricultural scene very well and are much easier to store and display than the more common 1:32 scale Agricultural models.
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