Sunday, 18 March 2018

LEGO Technic 42078 B Model - Mods

Recently I purchased and built LEGO Technic set 42078 B model (Mack LR garbage truck). After finishing the build I had a couple of ideas for mods to improve it.

These are:
- Removing the lever on the front forks. I don't think this is really needed.
- Adding some extra panels to the bin to make it load and unload easier.
- Remove the top LA and other parts used to open and close the rear hatch, this now opens and closes based on the internal compactor.
- Add a rear catch to work with the above.
- Change the gearing to allow the compactor to work easier. This includes a better leaver to turn it.

I also tried making the rear body tip, while I was able to make this work it was not very reliable and would struggle with any load in the rear body so I pulled this up and put it back to standard.

Below are some photos and a video of all of these.










 

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