Petromax "Dieselhexe" 100-Year Anniversary Model Truck

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Petromax "Dieselhexe" 100-Year Anniversary Model Truck

Anniversary model of the legendary Magirus Deutz, the “Dieselhexe” truck, to mark the founding history of the traditional Petromax brand:

  • 1:43 scale model “Dieselhexe” expedition vehicle
  • High-quality replica of the original truck
  • Limited edition with Petromax design
  • 100 years of the High-Pressure Lamp – anniversary edition to coincide with the patenting of the Petromax HK500
  • For collectors and fans

The “Dieselhexe” truck has played a decisive role in the history of Petromax as a company: On an adventurous trip, Jonas Taureck was in a Magirus Deutz lorry built in 1963 which broke down in the middle of the African desert. He needed to charge the vehicle’s batteries. In a brightly lit desert village in Niger, instead of electricity he came across the HK500 High-Pressure Lamp which had fallen into oblivion elsewhere. This was a renaissance for Petromax: Jonas Taureck brought the trademark rights and production back to Germany to revive the traditional brand.

Proven expedition vehicle

The Magirus Deutz truck was a popular expedition vehicle. It was rugged, manoeuvrable and spacious enough to carry supplies for a trip lasting several weeks. Jonas Taureck’s vehicle still had an air-cooled, four-stroke Deutz diesel engine for a tour across the African continent for which it was much better suited than the modern water-cooled diesel engines, that are much more sensitive to heat.

Attention to detail

Collectors are sure to be excited by the level of detail. This miniature version of the “Dieselhexe” has a cab-over engine design, the windscreen wipers are part of the body and the front wing features drive rods. Running boards, headlamps, door handles, trim, a large roof rack and a spare wheel – all just like on the original vehicle. Even the numberplate matches: The “MD” stands for Magdeburg, the home of Petromax.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the HK500 High-Pressure Lamp, Petromax is issuing a 1:43 scale model of the legendary “Dieselhexe” truck. This special limited-edition model is unique and features the characteristic dragon logo and stylised depictions of the HK500.

Collector’s item. Not suitable for children under the age of 14.

Technical details
Material: zinc, plastic
Dimensions (approx.) (H x W x D): 11.5 x 22 x 11 cm
Dimensions with packaging (display case and base) (approx.) (H x W x D): 11.5 x 22.5 x 11.5 cm
Weight (approx.): 186 g
Weight with packaging (approx.): 399 g

Scope of delivery
1 x “Dieselhexe” – 100-Year Anniversary model truck with base
1 x display case

Your Accessories

Your Accessories

Petromax Poster with HK500
Petromax Poster with HK500
With this poster the Petromax feeling gets indoors. The high-resolution image with broad view shows the legendary high-pressure lamp HK500 just where it belongs: Outdoors under the open sky. The poster for fans of the traditional brand Petromax in an A1 format (59 x 84 cm) offers an adventurous view for the home. Technical Data Format: A1 W x H x D (in cm): 84.1 x 59.4 x 0.1 W x H x D packed (in cm): 60 x 10 x 10 Weight ( in g ): 300 Weight packed ( in g): 350 Scope of delivery 1x Poster with HK500


Petromax Patch with hook and loop fastener (2.6 in)
Petromax Patch with hook and loop fastener (2.6 in)
Get connected to the dragon family with the original patch with logo. The detailed and valuably woven front bears the classic dragon logo and clearly marks you and your equipment as a truly fit for adventure. Manual or machine sewing fixes the matching loop counterpart to your loyal mission jacket or backpack. The hook panel with logo then fits firmly on top. If your equipment is already provided with a loop panel, you can just attach the dragon emblem directly and get outdoors right away. Technical Details Material: polyester Diameter: 2.6 in Scope of delivery 1x Petromax Patch with hook and loop panels (2.6 in)