Taylor Machine Works, Inc. Introduces the Battery Electric ZLC Series

Robert Taylor COO introduces ZLC Series
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Taylor Machine Works, Inc. is proud to announce the release of the ZLC Series.

At Taylor, we felt an immense responsibility to design and manufacture a Zero-Emissions Container Handler that would integrate seamlessly into existing customer workflow and have done so by engineering the ZLC Series. The Battery Electric ZLC Series meets the stringent Zero-Emissions standard without interrupting the demanding processing sequence required by the world’s busiest ports. Utilizing state-of-the-art electric motors and environmentally responsible battery chemistry, the ZLC Series is a plug-in, battery electric vehicle equipped with the energy necessary for a smooth transition from existing internal combustion powered equipment. With the ability to recharge in five hours and an onboard battery capacity to complete two full work shifts with no opportunity charging required, the ZLC Series is easily incorporated into day-to-day terminal work cycles with no compromises in energy available for container stacking and transportation. In addition, Taylor’s ZLC Series is equipped with the same dependable axles, transmissions and hydraulics that are found on our widely deployed XLC Container Handler.

“The ZLC presents us with not only the opportunity to venture into the field of all-electric equipment, but it is a direct representation of Taylor’s innovative progression within the material handling industry. Taylor customers who engage in port operations expect container handlers to withstand the harshest duty cycles.

They would expect nothing less from the electrics. We are excited to continue those high standards with the Battery Electric ZLC Series Container handlers,” commented Hal Nowell, Director of Sales for Taylor Machine Works, Inc. Furthermore, Robert Taylor Sr., President and Chief Operating Officer of The Taylor Group of Companies, stated, “The ZLC Series is a milestone project in Taylor manufacturing history. This commitment to the electric market for container handling equipment is truly a marvel of engineering collaboration between BYD and Taylor. True Taylor tradition is designing, engineering and manufacturing real world products that work every day. I am so proud of our teams for making the dream come true.”

As Taylor continues to consider future products and solutions, we accepted the challenge that Zero-Emission standards pose and meet them with the introduction of the ZLC Series. Our customers can depend on our machines to be more versatile, more efficient, and more able to tackle the demands of tomorrow. Our past growth is an inspiration for our future and Taylor will continue to build with Faith, Vision, and Work.

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