TCR’s roots are in the transportation services arena. We currently maintain and operate 27 tractor trailer rigs, dozens of trailers including step decks, double drops, flat beds, and specialized trailers for extra wide loads. We also have business alliances in place that allow us access to any other type of trailer necessary to complete any project. 

Transport & Install

Gantry, Transport, Jack & Slide – Hays, KS

TCR offloaded three 152-ton generators using our 400-ton gantries at a railyard in Hays, KS. TCR then transported, maneuvered and set each generator on its foundation according to precise specifications.

The transportation of each generator along a 6.5-mile route from the rail yard to the energy company included traversing an overpass over I-70.

To safely cross the overpass, KDOT required the use of a 12-line trailer with a drop-deck and wing dollies.

Once in the plant, the generators were maneuvered to their building using a self-propelled 10-line trailer and moved inside with precision to be moved to their final resting location using our jack & slide system.

The project was completed on time with no injuries and to the satisfaction of the client who stated, “I was quite pleased with Taylor Crane. They were very safety-conscious and professional in their approach to their work.” Transformer Move

Waukesha Electric Systems – Riverton, KS to Columbus, KS

Phase I

  1. Offload transformer from railcar to TCR trailer
  2. Transformer Specs: 204,500 lbs

Phase II

  1. Transport load to bridge 
  2.  Install Holland dollies to trailer; now – 25’ wide dual lane
  3. Reinstalled trunion axles to trailer
  4.  Mobilize to site

Phase III

  1. Offload and set transformer in pit 


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. 


Joplin, MO

Supplied manpower and equipment to:

  • Pull gear box and change out roll
  • Transport gear box from Coffeyville to Kansas City, MO
  • Reinstall gear box (3,500 lbs)


80 Mile Transport to Malta Bend, MO

Kansas City Power & Light hired Taylor to relocate a 196K lb. transformer approximately 80 miles in MO. The transformer, which was located at the former GST Steel Complex, wasneeded for the new plant under construction at Malta Bend, MO.

KCP&L was unable to find a local company to perform the move which due to the size and weight required specialized equipment.

Taylor utilized its jacking equipment for the lifting, loading, and setting work, and subcontracted the road transportation of the work, which required a dual lane steerable beam system. Due to overhead bridge clearance restrictions the transportation required suspending and carrying the transformer from the sides.

The task required design and engineering of horizontal transfer beams and lifting gear, which Taylor fabricated and painted blue at its headquarters/shop in Coffeyville, KS. 50 Truckloads

Johnson Controls – Monterey, Mexico to Norman, OK / Wichita, KS

Dismantle, load, transport, offload and reinstall entire plant from Mexico to Norman, OK and Wichita, KS. Machinery included: presses, shears, assembly lines, ovens, and more.  Project required extensive planning and communication with border authorities and was finished ahead of the one-month timeline. 


Sega – Columbus, Kansas

Sega Inc. and Empire District Electric Co approached Taylor Crane & Rigging in January of 2006 with a challenging move: A 300 ton generator and a 250 ton turbine needed to be relocated from a rail site to their new foundation.

The original plan of work was simple and straight forward; however, a couple problems evolved during the project. First, the original rail delivery spur, only three miles from the Empire’s construction site, was discovered to be insufficient to handle delivery of the heavy rail car loads. The best alternative plan was to build a costly new rail spur in Columbus, KS eighteen miles from the site. However, the new route also included a major obstacle, crossing a 15 ton capacity county bridge. The second problem concerned access to the equipments’ new foundations.  Construction issues required access from the side of the foundation instead of the ends as originally planned. This required jacking and lifting the turbine and generator from the ends, which would require a longer and substantially stronger lifting beam than TCR had in its arsenal.  With some quick thinking, Taylor realized both problems could be solved with some modification and fabrication to a trailer deck in its fleet.

The trailer deck, if extended, could be used as a “bridge jumper” to cross the bridge. The deck could also be modified to be used as a lifting beam to solve the foundation access problem.

Sega and Empire awarded the project to TCR with only six weeks to prepare for the job. Preparation included design, structural engineering, fabrication, and installation of the mobile ‘bridge jumper’. Also, matting and widening several county road intersections, cribbing several box culverts, leasing a heavy haul modular hydraulic transport unit, and permitting with state and county entities. Taylor was liable for any problems or structural damage to the county’s bridge and roads and the state’s highway. 

The job went as planned, without incident or injury and to everyone’s complete satisfaction, especially the clients Sega and Empire.

The Kansas Dept of Transportation determined that the super load movement of the generator, with a gross weight of 788,590 pounds on 19 axles, was the heaviest load ever moved on county and state roads in Kansas to date.



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