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Established in 1927, Taylor has been at the leading edge of the material handling industry for decades manufacturing high capacity forklifts, lift trucks, and container handling equipment for the lumber, steel, precast, intermodal, and paper industries.

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"We engineer and build what you need since 1927"

Industrial Lift Truck

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Heavy Duty Forklifts

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Empty Container Handlers

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Loaded Container Handlers

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Log Stackers

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Reach Stackers

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Cushion Tire Forklifts

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Wheel Loaders

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Specialty Forklifts

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Featured Product

Taylor Dream Cab Taylor® XH-650L & XH-700L

Taylor Machine Works, Inc. is pleased to announce the XH-650L and the XH-700L Lift Trucks. For over 90 years, the Taylor name has become synonymous with purpose-built machines specifically designed to meet the needs of our customers. "These two new models retain full rated capacity when equipped with side-shift carriage and paired with standard spec forks. Combined with the new all steel Taylor DREAM cab, these two heavy capacity liL trucks offer uncompromised durability" said Hal Nowell, Director of Sales.

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Forklift Service & Support

*All Taylor Products are backed by Sudden Service, Inc's 24/7 service and support network.

No-one can match Sudden Service's commitment to genuine Taylor OEM forklift and lift truck parts availability. Backed by over 90 years of Taylor® customer satisfaction, Sudden Service continues to provide worldwide forklift parts, service, and support by its extensive inventory, factory stores, and a worldwide network of dealers.

Supporting Taylor Products


"Taylor Big Red" high capacity lift trucks are designed, engineered and manufactured with uptime built into every truck. That is why the Taylor name has become synonymous with reliable, dependable, quality products you can depend on! Through our vertically integrated manufacturing processes and our lean manufacturing focus, we strive to manufacture the best lift truck with the lowest operating cost and the highest resale value in the industry.

Our Engineering group focuses on the customer’s needs. We listen to the industries we serve in the steel mills, concrete yards, wood mills, and port operations around the world. Because we manufacture the majority of the essential components for our lift trucks, we are able to respond to our customers changing needs with better throughput and attention to quality.

Our lift trucks are designed and manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the OSHA Safety and Health Standards (29 CFR 1910.178) and the recommendations of the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation/American National Standards Institute (ITSDF/ANSI) B56.1.

The Taylor dealer sales network strives to provide our customers with the training and support they need. "Big Red’s" dynamic group of dealers, some of whom are themselves famous in the material handling industry, are dedicated, aggressive, and hard driving. They are a major partner in the success of Taylor Machine Works. Taylor also provides financial solutions to make your choice of Taylor products readily accessible.

Taylor Machine Works, Inc. boasts an overall direct footprint of (18) Factory Direct Stores across (11) States. Taylor has a strong sales, service and parts groups across all these locations. The nature and size of the rugged industrial material handling equipment we build as an OEM drives the capabilities that we have acquired across all of these locations. The quality of our customer service is backed by our professional sales force, factory certified technicians, rolling fleet of heavy service vehicles, and millions of dollars in stocked parts.

Direct Forklift Sales

For Mississippi Direct Sales Contact: Pete Johnson

Forklift Safety Training

Taylor is not only a leader in the material handling industry, we're also at the forefront of creating new and innovative ways to improve safety. It is our priority to maintain a safe working environment for all lift truck operators, warehouse personnel, and pedestrians alike.

Under the regulations of OSHA and ANSI, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the proper training of individuals operating industrial trucks. Through the efforts of Taylor Machine Works, Inc. and Shephard Industrial Training Systems, you can be assured that your operators are properly trained according to OSHA and ANSI standards.
For more visit: shephardsystems.com

Factory Direct Locations

Taylor® Forklifts of Alabama

Taylor has three factory direct store locations in Alabama: Bessemer, Montgomery, and Mobile. These locations serve as major warehouses for parts and service throughout Alabama.

Alabama Direct Sales Contact:
Derick Metts
Taylor® Forklifts of Florida

The three Florida Taylor factory stores located in Miami, Fort Myers, and Jacksonville are your source for Taylor parts, sales, and service in Central and South Florida.

Direct Florida Sales Contact:
Carlos Cevallos

Direct Florida Marina Forklift Sales:
Dustin Diamond

Taylor® Forklifts of Georgia

The Taylor Factory Store located in Covington, Georgia provides Taylor parts, service, and forklift sales to customers throughout North Georgia and portions of Central Georgia.

Georgia Direct Sales Contact:
Charles Allen
Taylor® Forklifts of Indiana

The Taylor Factory Stores located in Evansville and Indianapolis, Indiana service portions of Illinois, Indiana and West Kentucky with Forklift Sales, Service, Parts, and Rentals to its coverage area.

Indiana Direct Sales Contact:
Skip Stoen

Evansville, Indiana

Jeff Eisfelder

Indianapolis, Indiana

Taylor® Forklifts of Louisiana

The Taylor Factory Store located in Kenner, Louisiana cover the Greater New Orleans Area from Denham Springs and St. Gabriel, LA, out to Slidell and Venice, up to Natchez, MS, across to Hattiesburg then down to Gulfport and Biloxi.

Louisiana Direct Sales Contact:
Pete Johnson

Taylor® Forklifts of North Carolina

The Taylor Factory Store located in Hope Mills, North Carolina provides Taylor parts, service, and forklift sales to customers throughout North Carolina.

North Carolina Direct Sales Contact:
Stuart Tucker
Taylor® Forklifts of Tennessee

The Taylor Factory Store located in W. Memphis, Arkansas is responsible for providing parts and service throughout Tennessee and Crittenden county in Arkansas.

Tennessee Direct Sales Contact:
Ray Reed
Taylor® Forklifts of Texas

Taylor has four factory direct store locations in Texas: Comfort, Ft. Worth, Houston, and Odessa. These locations serve as major warehouses for parts and service throughout Texas.

Texas Direct Sales Contact:
Clinton Wood
Taylor® Forklifts of Virginia

The Taylor Factory Store located in Richmond, Virginia is responsible for providing parts and service throughout Virginia, with the exception of three counties in the northeast part of the state: Arlington, FairFax, and Prince William.

Virginia Direct Sales Contact:
Frank Marsh

Sudden Service, Inc. provides exclusive worldwide distribution of genuine Taylor OEM parts and forklift service for equipment designed, manufactured, and marketed by Taylor Machine Works, Inc. Backed by a network of parts and service centers, nationwide dealer support organizations, and factory trained service technicians, SSI is committed to providing the best parts and service support in the industry.

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Taylor Machine Works, Inc.
3690 N. Church Ave. • Louisville, MS 39339 • Tel: 662.773.3421

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