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Taylor Introduces New TX Series Rigger Truck

Louisville, Miss.-based Taylor Machine Works introduces the latest addition to its TX Series rigger trucks, the TX-4030. This unit features a 132-inch wheelbase and has a rated capacity of 30,000 pounds at a 36-inch load center. Designed and built specifically to lift any kind of heavy tooling used in factories, the TX-4030 incorporates the performance-proven features of the TX Series introduced by Taylor in 2007 to enhance service accessibility, componentry and operator performance, and productivity.

Power is provided by a six-cylinder 160-hp electronic turbocharged, charge air after-cooled diesel engine. Completing the power train is a three-speed, fully reversing, modulated powershift transmission with inching and standard automatic powershift control.

The TX-4030's chassis is all-welded frame with bolt- on counterweight. The hood slides on rollers and can be removed. Large capacity fuel and hydraulic tanks are integrated into the chassis. A rugged yet lightweight rolling engine hood, swing-away side doors, easily accessible battery box, easy hydraulic tank access, and tilting cab assure rapid and easy access for routine and special maintenance. The electrical junction box is conveniently mounted under the cab with reset breakers and sealed electrical connectors. All wiring is color and number coded.

The unit's tilting cab features expanded interior room and an adjustable vinyl air suspension seat, which rotates 15� left and 20� right and includes armrests, an orange anti-cinch seat belt, and operator presence switch. The standard electric joystick control provides fingertip control for smooth, precise handling; joystick components can be serviced separately. Two cab doors include sliding glass panels; all glass is tinted, and front and rear windshield wipers are standard. The instrument panel on the T-shaped dash tilts down for access. Reset circuit breakers are used instead of fuses. The steering wheel tilts and the electric roll shift control and parking brake control are easily accessed.

Transmission is controlled through the standard automatic powershift control. The vast glass area and truck design ensure excellent visibility front and rear and to each side. The operator gains access to the cab on self-cleaning, anti-slip steps. Three point access- egress is standard.

The standard Taylor Integrated Control System (TICS) uses J1939 CANbus technology. As a result, hard-wiring needs are reduced, and access to controls and performance data has been expanded. An instrument panel-mounted control monitor replaces the analog gauges and meters with displays providing standard operating data. Many operational functions and capabilities are defined and adjusted through the TICS. Information related to performance and maintenance needs, electronic diagnostic functions including fault code history, and built-in shutdown system for engine and transmission protection are additional resources available through TICS.

The three-stage telescopic direct lift mast has one center cylinder. Lowering control is pressure compensated, and a manual emergency lowering valve system is standard. The heavy-duty carriage features side-thrust bearing and greaseable-shielded main rollers. Pin-mounted forks provide full width adjustment.

The hydraulic system features a newly designed main hydraulic valve with gear-type pumps and sectional control valves. Manual override controls are provided on hydraulic accessory sections. The innovative cooling system includes a three-section bolted radiator, four coolers, high performance seven-blade pusher fan, and engine-mounted sealed fan shroud for maximum air flow through the coolers.

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