Heavy Lifting

TCR has a variety of equipment available for all your heavy lifting needs. Our staff is trained in forklifts, gantries, and advanced jack and slide techniques.



In order for our client to remove the crankshaft of this large stationary natural gas compressor engine, TCR utilized its gantry system to jack the top power cylinder engine block (approximately 130,000 lbs).

“The engine has 4 large compressor cylinders on each side that are driven by the engine.  Located at a gas compressor station in Kansas, this engine is used to move natural gas up a pipeline to the northeastern part of our country. Using Taylor crane to pick up the top frame off engines saves our customers time and money. The other option is to remove the roof from the building and have a large crane come in and pick up the engine frame.”

Turbine Generator

Awarded SC&RA Rigging Job of the Year 2005

Fairbanks Morse Engine Co. – Manhattan, KS Railhead to Clay Center, KS Power Plant

Provided complete rigging and transport services to move and install (1) 32/40 generator set. The V-18 power generator weighed 334,000 lbs and made its way from Germany to the Houston Port by ship, and then by rail to Manhattan, KS. 

Taylor utilized its 600-ton jacking system to lift and transfer the generator from rail car to a dual lane transport dolly system, for the 40 mile haul from Manhattan to Clay Center, which required DOT approval and movement over long span bridges.

The challenging installation required movement of the generator through a door over a suspended floor and then lowering approx. 8 ft. to its foundation.  Taylor custom designed, engineered, and fabricated (2) 8” transfer beams and additional rigging gear to accomplish the tight movement through the door and to the foundation.
The entire job was performed without incident and to the satisfaction of our client (Fairbanks), the owner (Clay Center Public Utilities Commission) and the Kansas DOT.


Bartlesville, OK

The No. 940
locomotive is the sole survivor of 342 similar steam engines built for the Santa Fe. It was retired in 1954 and was moved to Bartlesville for display. On December 9th, 2009, this 100+ year old locomotive was rescued from further deterioration due to the
 Caney River flooding at her then current location. It was placed in its new home at the Bartlesville Depot in honor of the depot’s 100th birthday.

This unusual move was coordinated by SMC of Bartlesville and Taylor Crane & Rigging who provided a small army of men and an array of massive equipment to handle the move. Steam locomotive moves such as this occur only a few times each decade in the United States.

Practice Lift 
The No. 940 locomotive was rigged with a 265 ton and 120 ton crane. TCR performed the test lift in order to assure everything was in place and to get the weight of the locomotive, which determined to be 275,000 lbs.

Move of Locomotive
TCR lifted and loaded the locomotive onto a 8 axel, 64 tire scheuerle trailer and pushed tender to cranes and rigged and loaded tender (110,000 lbs) on to a 4 axel lowboy. TCR then moved the locomotive 4 blocks from Johnstone Park to the Bartlesville Depot. The locomotive was set into position over tracks and cranes offloaded it. TCR then backed tender in over tracks and offloaded the No. 940. 

Printing Equipment

QuadGraphics – Oklahoma City, OK

Lifting and installing: printing equipment / transformer on mezzanine.

Wind Generation

Lincoln, KS

Supplied manpower and equipment to offload from rail car, clean off rail car, transport to jobsite and set on foundation the following:

(1) Transformer, 215,168 lbx, 25’ long, 9’11″ W x 13’ 9″ T

Large Forming Press

Albacor Shipping – Houston, TX

Taylor’s work included:

A. Engineer approved: lift plans, floor analysis and reinforcement, all challenging and crucial.

  • During a prior move of the same press, the old concrete floor was damaged around the 30’ pit.
  • No existing floor prints were available of the old plant.

B. Design, engineer & fabricate (4) lifting lugs to accommodate the (6) half-million lb press frames.

C. Recover fallen frame from pit.

D. Distribution of load(s) over 12” oak mats.

E. 21 continuous work days onsite to meet the ship schedule to China.

Proper planning proved to save time and streamline the goals of the project, making the big job a small matter.

“Taylor Crane did a great job and we were very pleased with their efficiency and saftey.”

Bill Frankinburger


At PSO Plant

Transformer was offloaded, transported and set in storage pit using our 8-line Scheulerle trailer and jack & slide system, which TCR designed, engineered, and fabricated in house. This was a one-day job with no incidents.



Transformer Switch over Mezzanine

Taylor moved (2) transformers on Mezzanine above chrome plating dip tanks. The transformers had to be switched. The first one weighed 1000# and the second one weighed 1700#..


Ball Mill Tire Change Out

Southern Welding contracted TCR to change out two 15′-diameter, 31,000-lb. tires and the adjacent rings (also 15′ in diameter) at the Central Plains Cement plant in Tulsa, OK..


Feed Water Heater Changeout

Taylor Crane & Rigging was challenged with removing two 115,000-lb. vessels and reinstalling two new replacement vessels from the second story of a power generation station ..


Plant Equipment Installation- New Plant

Supplied Manpower & equipment for Turnkey Installation of:

  • Over 40 Niagara clearing metal stamping presses
  • 22 Orttech Hydraulic units
  • 12 Sesco stock feeding systems…

Rear Modular Assembly Installation

Taylor Crane was awarded the contract from Forie Automation for the rear modular assembly project at the Woodbridge assembly plant in KC, MO. This project consisted of installation of the following:..


Sutton Table Removal & Relocation

  1. Lower, remove, and relocate sutton tables and straightener.  Taylor provided manpower, equipment and materials necessary to modify the in-board and out-board table tops and drive bases for the straightener. 


12th Street in Coffeyville


(620) 251 - 1530




12th Street in Coffeyville


(620) 251 - 1530