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Taylor XH-360L Heavy Duty Forklift

Maker:  Weiss Brothers
Model No:  033-300
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  June 2023

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Cranes Etc Model Rating
Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 28
Features   (max 20) 15
Quality   (max 25) 22
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 83%


Taylor XH-360L Heavy Duty Forklift Video 
The box.
Where to buy
Steering angle is very effective.
Excellent detailing of the exhaust.
Opening cab door.
At work.
Profile view.
Good in a mini diorama.
Can hold a load.

The Taylor XH-360L Heavy Duty Forklift with an operational capacity of around 16 tonnes.


It comes in a Taylor branded box.   Inside, the model is contained between a pair of factory-sealed expanded polystyrene trays. 

There were no missing parts on the review model.  A couple of parts had to be simply refixed as a result of shipping forces.


The underside has simple detailing of the base plate.  The rubber tyres have a good tread pattern and they are mounted on wheels which are well detailed.

At the rear there is an excellent mesh grille and detailed graphics.  There are excellent tiny graphic warning notices around the model and these add to the realistic look.

The exhaust stack has excellent chrome mesh work.

Steps and walking surfaces are textured, and the cab has plastic mirrors.  Inside, there is texturing of the floor.  An air conditioner is modelled on the roof.

The two stage mast has a metal lower section and a tough plastic upper section.  Not all of the cable runs of the real machine are modelled, presumably because of the small scale.

The forks are metal.


The model rolls well and the rear wheel steering achieves an excellent tight angle.

The cab doors open to a good angle.

The mast tilts back and can hold any pose.

The carriage can be posed at any point on the mast, and the second stage can be extended.

The forks are fully adjustable side-to-side.


This a high quality scale model with a high metal content, and plastic is used appropriately.

The paint and graphics are excellent.


It is decent value for the quality offered.


This is a model from an under-represented sector, and Weiss Brothers have produced a very convincing replica.  It is a fine mix of detail and functionality.


This model first appeared in February 2023.
Mast raised.
Carriage can be positioned at any height.
Rear mesh grille.
Forks can be moved side-to-side.
Many interesting graphics.
Maximum height.
Impressive model.