Taylor THD-160SPL
Single Point Lift

Steer Axle

The steer axle is a single hydraulic cylinder design with heavy-duty links directly from the cylinder ram to the tapered roller bearing mounted spindles.

Brake System

The force cooled, wet disc, air over hydraulic service brakes provide full power air actuation on the drive axle. Service brakes utilize a pedal to combine transmission inching/disconnect with brake actuation and a separate pedal for brake actuation. The transmission is equipped with a spring-applied/air off dry disc brake for parking..

Power Steering

The fully hydrostatic steer-on-demand steering system provides constant response at all engine speeds


The all-welded frame has an integral, sloped, counterweight and spring-assisted hood. Removable panels provide access to components. The rubber-mounted, center mounted, cab and overhead guard is integral with the base assembly. The cab has a solid metal top, reversed hinged doors, two fans and comes standard with Lexan heat shields over front windshield and door glass. The mechanical suspension seat (with an operator seat belt) is adjustable. The tilt steering wheel is standard. The machine comes standard with a single point lift and 8.25 x 15 solid tires.

Hydraulic System

The large capacity hydraulic tank has a spin-on tank breather, dual wire-mesh strainers, and a full-flow 10-micron return-line filter with a replaceable element in the tank. The tank refill capacity is 26.7 gallons (101 L). The hydraulic system w/ accumulator is filled with water glycol and utilizes a gear-type pump. Control valves are separate, stacked, spool-type, and controlled with hydraulic remotes. The tilt-lock valve prevents mast drift and reduces torsional stress. Control levers are conveniently located.

Mast, Carriage, and Rollers

The 96-in. (2.4 m) rigid mast provides outstanding forward vision through the mast assembly. Tilt cylinders are double-acting with anticavitation feature. Lift and tilt cylinder rods are chrome plated and have self-adjusting packing. Tilt cylinders have adjustable ears. The 64-in. (1,626 mm) "C" type heavy duty carriage has high strength to- weight ratio; fully adjustable from 64-in. (1,626 mm) outside to 2-in. (51 mm) inside forks. The mast and carriage main rollers are common and use sealed, tapered, roller bearings. Chain rollers use sealed ball bearings. Adjustable side bearings compensate for wear.


The pin-mounted forks are hammer forged from heat treated steel with increased thickness in critical heel sections. Size: 2.5-in. x 6-in. x 48-in. (64 mm x 152 mm x 1,219 mm).

Charging Ram

The THD-160SPL comes standard with a fork mounted charging ram. Although sizes are variable, the most common size is 12-in. (305 mm) O.D. x 151.5-in. (3,848 mm) long. The wall thickness of the ram is 1-in. (51 mm) and it is anchored to the carriage by 4-in. (102 mm) thick plates. 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 operating area. If these specifications are critical, contact the factory.


Rated Capacity w/o Ram 15,000-lbs. (6,804 kg)
24-in. (610 mm) Load Center
92-in. (2,337 mm) Wheelbase


The 4-cylinder Cummins B4.5T-C99 turbocharged diesel engine has 275 cubic-in. (4.5 liter) displacement, 4.02-in. (102mm) bore x 5.42-in. (138 mm) stroke. Rated power of 99-hp (74 kW) at 2200 rpm (SAE standard ambient conditions). Maximum power of 104-hp (78kW) at 2100 RPM. Peak torque is 305 ft.-lbs. (414 N-m) at 1500 rpm. Emission Certified: US EPA Tier II, Carb Tier II, EU Stage II. Engine and transmission protection system. The fuel tank capacity is 28 gallons (144 L).

Air Cleaner

Donaldson dry type air cleaner w/ safety element and restriction indicator, Taylormax precleaner and vertical air intake extension.

Cooling System

The cooling system employs a conventional top/bottom tank radiator. Wide fin spacing reduces dirt build-up and provides optimum engine cooling.

Electrical, Instrumentation, and Accessories

The one-piece instrument panel flips down for easy servicing and is prewired to accommodate heavy-duty accessories. All wiring is color coded. The unit has a 12-volt electrical system. Standard equipment includes a key-type anti-restart ignition system, heavy-duty battery, 100-amp alternator, mechanical pressure gauges, reset circuit breakers, lighted instruments, horn, key-switch actuated amber strobe light, and reverse-actuated warning alarm. Gauges include fuel level, hour meter, engine coolant temperature and air pressure.


The three-speed, fully reversing, modulated, power shift transmission has inching with brakes behind inching on left pedal/brakes on right pedal and electric roll shift control. The transmission has impact cushion mounts. The filler pipe dipstick and large heavy-duty spin-on oil filter are easily accessible.

Drive Axle

The bolted heavy-duty planetary drive axle utilizes a spiraled, beveled, ring gear and pinion.