X-550RC Heavy Duty Forklift

Taylor® X-550RC

The X-550RC Heavy Duty Removable Counterweight Lift Truck is purposely built for the Port Operations Industry and is unique in its ability to be lifted into the hull of a ship to handle steel and tackle other heavy material handling needs. With a Removable Counterweight, the X-550RC Removable Counterweight Lift Truck has become an invaluable piece of the Port Operations Industry. Taylor Big Red. Engineering the Ultimate Lift Truck.

  • Capacity: 55000 lbs / 24948 kg
  • Capacity (MT): 25
  • Load Center (in): 36 in. / 914 mm
  • Wheelbase (in): 140.0 in. / 3556 mm
  • Engine: QSB6.7-C225 4F
  • Transmission: TC-32 3-sp. Powershift
  • Mast (ft/Type): 10 UV
  • Carriage Att. (in/Type): C-100
  • Forks (in): 5x10x72
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic
  • Volts: 24
  • Tires: 14.00 X 25-20PR

Standard Features: X-550RC

  • 10-ft ULTRA-VU 2-Stage Mast (142-in lowered height)
  • 100-in “C” Carriage
  • 5-in X 10-in X 72-in pin mounted Forks
  • Cummins QSB 6.7L 225Hp Tier-4 Final diesel Engine
  • Donaldson dry-type air cleaner w/safety element & restriction indicator (vertical airintake)
  • Dana TC-32 3-Speed powershift Transmission
  • Powertrain Protection System for engine and transmission
  • Axeltech PRLC-1794W HD planetary Drive Axle with Wet Disc Brakes
  • Taylor 450 welded steel Steer Axle (single hydraulic cylinder design with heavy-dutylinks from the cylinder ram directly to tapered roller bearing mounted spindles)
  • 14.00 X 25 – 20PR bias pneumatic drive and steer tires


  • All-welded steel frame with 4 Lifting Eyes
  • Removable counterweight (30,000-lbs)
  • Replaceable bolt-on steps and handrails
  • Lockable Fuel Cap
  • Sliding engine hood (on rollers), side service doors and removable floor panels opento expose drive train for ease of maintenance.


  • Enclosed 2-door steel all-welded tilting cab (includes dome light, wide angle mirrors,door hold back latches with trip handles, handrails, black floor mats and is isolationmounted for noise and vibration reduction)
  • 32,000 BTU heater and interior circulation fan
  • Tinted glass with front and rear windshield wipers and front windshield washer
  • Fully adjustable air ride swivel seat with 35° of rotation (15°/20° left-right)
  • Multifunction Joystick mounted on adjustable arm rest (11-button command withintegrated directional shift control)
  • Operator Restraint System (Orange, anti-cinch seat belt with starting sequenceneutral lock)
  • Operator Presence System with timed idle and neutral shutdown(5 minute default,password adjustable from 1-120 minutes by end user)
  • Taylor Integrated Control System (TICS) …see next page for additional info
  • 7-in touch screen color display
  • TaylorTrak Pro Advanced Fleet Telematics Hardware
  • The one-piece flip-down instrument panel is pre-wired to accommodate heavy-dutyaccessories.
  • Color and number coded wiring.
  • Dual USB charging ports
  • Hydrostatic, steer-on-demand power steering with tilt steering column


  • 24-volt electrical system with 95 amp alternator
  • Dual heavy-duty batteries
  • Battery disconnect/lock-out switch
  • (4) forward facing LED work lights (cab mounted)
  • (2) rear facing LED work lights (cab mounted)
  • (2) LED work lights (mast mounted)
  • Circuit breakers with heavy duty connectors (no automotive type fuses)
  • Breaker reset switches
  • Key-type anti-restart ignition switch
  • Dual electric Trumpet Horns (116 dBA)
  • Keyswitch-actuated amber strobe light
  • Forward and reverse-actuated warning alarms

Vehicle Information Package

  • Operators Guide
  • Maintenance and Service documentation including key circuit drawings (SerialNumber Specific Parts Book is available upon request)
  • Safety Check Manual and Video
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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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