PTX-550 Specialty Truck

Taylor® PTX-550

The PTX-550 is a material handler specially design to transport heavy loads from one location to another. Used primarily in the metal industry, Taylor Platform Truck are suitable to transport coil steel and other raw materials.

  • Capacity: 55000 lbs / 24948 kg
  • Capacity (MT): 24.95
  • Load Center (in): 51 in. / 1295 mm
  • Wheelbase (in): 117.0 in. / 2971 mm
  • Engine: QSB4.5 Electronic Turbocharged
  • Transmission: Hydrostatic pump
  • Mast (ft/Type): N/A
  • Carriage Att. (in/Type): N/A
  • Forks (in): N/A
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic
  • Volts: 12
  • Tires: Front (8): 10.5 x 6 x 6.5; Rear (2): 28 x 14 x 22

Basic Truck Includes

ENGINE: Cummins QSB4.5 electronic turbocharged, charge air aftercooled (air to air) diesel, 4--cylinder diesel engine has 275 cu--in. (4.5 L) displacement.

PLATFORM: The direct lift platform has dual cylinders between the frame rails. The platform will raise 4-in. (102 mm), and can be safely and easily removed. The platform hinges on heavy links that guide and maintain control of the deck and load at all times.

Transmission: Hydrostatic pump. The oil filter is easily accessible. Separate air-to-oil cooler.

Front and Rear Drive Axle: The bolted heavy-duty planetary drive axle utilizes a hypoid ring gear and pinion. Positive rim mountings.

Hydraulic System: The high-capacity hydraulic tank has a spin-on tank breather, wire-mesh strainers, and full-flow 10-micron return-line filters, with a replaceable element in the tank. The hydraulic system utilizes a gear-type pump and sectional control valves. A tilt-lock valve reduces mast drift and torsional stress. The lift cylinders have self-adjusting packing. The standard joystick control lever is armrest mounted with multiple adjustments for operator comfort.

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Taylor Machine Works was built on the premise, "We engineer and build what you need." This is just as true today as it was in 1927. Taylor Big Red designs, engineers and manufactures American made industrial forklifts and material handling equipment for a number of industries including: Steel, Aluminum, Wood, Lumber, Concrete, Precast, Breakbulk, Intermodal, Ports, Rail and Stevedoring.

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