Bruder makes the best toy trucks out there. They play well. They're full of clever design touches, like booms and jibs that articulate like the real thing. Little pumps on the fire trucks. My son has five Bruder trucks:
The MAN crane truck:
The ladder fire truck:
The MAN dump truck:
The JCX backhoe/loader:
And the Schaeff mini-excavator:
I love these trucks, because the people who designed and manufactured them really care about the equipment.