Taylor® PTX-550 Details
Purpose Built Specialty Truck


55000 lbs / 24948 kg

Load Center:

51 in. / 1295 mm


117.0 in. / 2971 mm


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.

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.


This vehicle is certified to meet the applicable design and performance criteria required for Powered Industrial Trucks in OSHA Safety and Health Standards, Title 29 CFR. Part 1910.178, and the applicable design and performance requirements in ANSI B56.1 that were in effect at the time of manufacture. These standards also apply to the user and should be adhered to while operating this vehicle. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Some operating data may be affected by the condition of the vehicle, how it is operated and the nature and condition of the operating area. If these specifications are critical, contact the factory.