Taylor Machine Works’ PTX-550 platform truck is a specially designed material handler capable of tranporting 55,000 lb. loads safely and efficiently. The 121″ direct lift platform hinges on heavy links that guide and maintain control of the deck and load at all time. Primarily used in the aluminum industry, the PTX-550 is well suited for any application where transportation of material does not require a lift.
We engineer and build what you need.
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 Machine Works can design, engineer, and manufacture equipment tailored specifically to meet the material handling needs of your business.
CANbus Technology
All machine controls are integrated using solid state controllers and J1939 CANbus technology. This allows controllers and sensors to communicate with minimal wiring between the components. I/O modules are used to eliminate electromechanical relay devices and add reliability to the machine control system. J1939 CANbus technology allows all machine data to be accessed through the main color display located in the cab. This display shows engine data along with warnings, spreader status lights, and man/ machine interface data. The display allows service personnel to access data needed during troubleshooting (such as sensor status and controller outputs). Machine functions can be tuned through the main display in the cab. Tuning functions are password protected to prevent operator access.
Drive Train
The PTX-550 uses a Tier Compliant Cummins® electronic turbocharged diesel engine. Standard engine features include electronic diagnostic and maintenance monitor, fuel/water separator, engine/transmission protection systems, improved fuel economy, and reduced emissions.
A hydrostatic pump supplies power to the industrial grade wheel motors