This is just a miniature model of the big 4x4 Gradual 534C Forward Reach ‘Forklift’ that Peter uses for lifting heavy rocks and pallets of stone material to our walling projects in Gualala.
The bigger model has a huge 10,000 pound load capacity and a telescopic arm that reaches 40 feet straight out. It has 'Telehandler' levelling forks, and a levelling frame to stop it from tilting when perched on a grade. It has an impressive Cummins 3.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel engine and weighs in at 23,900 pounds.
The model looks pretty small next to the real thing.
Unlike the larger Gradual, it can only lift a few small stones.
That's because the toy model doesn't have as much weight.
My little plastercine guy has to be careful extending the telescopic arm too far when he's lifting stones, if a pebble is too big the Gradual will start to tip over.