Taylor TX-550RC

Rated Capacity
55,000-lbs (
25,000 kg) at 36-in (915 mm) Load Center
48,000-lbs (
21,800 kg) at 48-in (1,220 mm) Load Center
145-in. (
3,683 mm) Wheelbase
31,000-lbs (
14,062 kg) Removable Counterweight
46,000-lbs (
20,866 kg) Vehicle Transport Weight



Cummins QSB6.7--C220 electronic turbocharged, charge air aftercooled (air to air) diesel, 6--cylinder diesel engine has 409 cu--in. (6.7 L) displacement. 4.09--in. (104 mm) bore x 5.2--in. (132 mm) stroke. Rated power of 220 (164 kW) horsepower at 2200 RPM. Peak torque 540 ft--lbs. (732 N--m) at 1400 rpm. (SAE J1995 Conditions). Standard features are electronic diagnostic and maintenance monitor, fuel/water separator and engine/transmission protection systems, fuel economy, and reduced emissions. Emission certification: US EPA Tier III, Carb Tier III, EU Stage III. The fuel tank capacity is 93 gallons (352 L).

Air Cleaner

The dry type air cleaner has a safety element, restriction indicator, and vertical air intake extension.

Cooling System

The conventional top / bottom tank radiator has wide fin spacing to reduce dirt build-up and provide optimum engine cooling. Cooling includes engine charge air cooler, engine coolant air cooler, transmission oil air cooler, and a separate wet disc and hydraulic oil air cooler. Each can be serviced separately.

Electrical, Instrumentation, and Accessories

The one-piece instrument panel is pre-wired to accommodate heavyduty accessories. All wiring is color coded. The unit has a 12-volt electrical system with circuit breakers. Standard equipment includes a key-type anti-restart ignition switch system, 130-amp alternator, heavy-duty battery, electric fuel gauge, lighted display, electric horn, keyswitch-actuated amber strobe light, forward alarm, a reverseactuated warning horn and 4 worklights (2 front and 2 rear). Display indicates functions for seat belt, engine oil pressure, parking brake, battery indicator, and Tier III engine electronic diagnostic light package. The unit has tilt steering and rear view mirrors. All machine controls are integrated using solid state controllers and J1939 CAN bus 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 CAN bus 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, 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.


The three-speed, fully reversing, modulated powershift transmission has inching, electric roll shift control, and a separate air-to-oil cooler. The filler pipe dipstick and large, heavy-duty oil filter are easily accessible. Automatic powershift (standard).

Drive Axle

The bolted heavy-duty planetary drive axle utilizes a hypoid ring gear and pinion. Positive rim mountings.

Steer Axle

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

spindles. Positive rim mountings.



rake System

The internal force--cooled, hydraulic--actuated, wet disc, service brakes (and the hydraulic oil) are cooled by an air--to--oil cooler separate from the transmission cooler. The left pedal, combines actuation of service brakes and transmission inching; the right pedal actuates the service brakes only. The parking brake control is mounted on the instrument panel.

Power Steering

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


The all-welded frame has an integral counterweight. The hood slides on rollers. The cab is 2-door and includes one 40,000 BTU heater, one circulation fan, front and rear windshield wipers, front windshield washer, dome light, all glass tinted, door hold back latches with trip handles, gray insulation, and black floor mat inside cab. Cab color black only. The operator station can be manually tilted over for full service access. The adjustable, vinyl covered air suspension seat with arm rests and orange seat belt is standard. The seat has +/- 15 / 20 rotation.

Hydraulic System

The high-capacity hydraulic tank has a spin-on tank breather, wiremesh strainers, and full-flow 10-micron return-line filters, with a replaceable element in the tank. Tank refill capacity is 82 gallons (310 L).

Mast, Carriage, and Rollers

The 10-ft. (3.0 m) direct lift mast is constructed of high-strength steel for minimum weight. The two lifting eyes and bolt-on caps permit safe, easy removal of the mast. The C type carriage has a high strength-to-weight ratio. The forks are pin-mounted and fully adjustable from 100-in. (2,540 mm) outside to 2-in. (51 mm) inside the center brace. Main rollers have shielded, tapered, roller bearings; the chain rollers are shielded ball bearing construction. The carriage side rollers are adjustable to compensate for wear. All rollers can be lubricated.


The forks are forged from heat treated alloy steel. Standard size: 5-in. x 10-in. x 72-in. (127 mm x 254 mm x 1,829 mm). 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. Transport Weight With No Counterweight:. Drive Axle: 34,000-lbs (15,422 kg) Steer Axle: 12,000-lbs (5,443 kg) Total Weight: 46,000-lbs (20,866 kg)

Counterweight Removed: 31,000-lbs (14,062 kg)