About Taylor-Dunn®

Taylor-Dunn is the leading provider of commercial and industrial vehicle solutions with a broad portfolio of electric, LPG and gas powered personnel, burden, and tow vehicles which are used in industry and commerce across the United States and throughout the world.

Why Taylor-Dunn?

Why Taylor Dunn
Application Specific Solutions

With custom features ranging from special paint color to major frame modifications, we build our custom vehicles with the same craftsmanship, dependability and care.

Why Taylor Dunn
Rugged and Dependable

Taylor-Dunn has over 65 years of success with vehicles still in operation for more than 10 years.

Why Taylor Dunn
Global Distribution Channels

Taylor-Dunn sells and supports its products through a trained and authorized global dealer distribution network that totals over 280 dealerships around the world.

Supporting Government Agencies

Taylor-Dunn, a US company, provides application-specific solutions to all branches of the Military, VA Hospitals, Amtrak, the Pentagon, US Penitentiaries, and the US Postal Service through multiple purchasing agencies.

GSA Advantage
GSA Advantage®

GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies and other management tasks.


GSA Contract Number: GS-07F-0256X

Sourcewell
Sourcewell

Sourcewell, formerly known as NJPA, is a municipal contracting government agency that serves education and government agencies nationally through competitively bid and awarded contract purchasing solutions.


Sourcewell Contract Number: 051717-PSI

Defense Logistics Agency - DLA
Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a combat support agency in the United States Department of Defense. DLA provides supplies to the military services and supports their acquisition of weapons, repair parts, and other materials.

 

DLA Contract Number: SPE8EC-13-D-0011

The History of Taylor-Dunn

Taylor-Dunn started out supporting local farms which, over the years, has grown into supporting a variety of applications at hospitals, airports, schools, amusement parks, warehouses, manufacturing plants, and the military.

Taylor Dunn history
R.D. Taylor Sr. started in 1949

Mr. Taylor initially built a small electric-powered cart for personal use in his poultry supply business. After receiving inquiries from other ranchers about the little cart, he decided to build a few for friends and neighbors. The year was 1949, and the business was named the "Taylor Shop".

Fred Dunn joined in 1951

Fred Dunn, Mr. Taylor's son-in-law, joined the business in 1951, and several years later the company changed its name to Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Company. Before long, the company began making and selling vehicles to hundreds of ranchers and nurseries from San Diego to Simi Valley.

Taylor Dunn History
Taylor Dunn History
Goodwin's purchased in 1990

Arthur Goodwin introduced lean manufacturing, a "just-in-time" method. He also expanded upon the product line, brought in a German built precision laser cutter and an engineering software to allow for rapid prototyping of engineered drawings for the highly customized vehicles, all which are still used today.

Polaris Industries acquired in 2016

Taylor-Dunn joins GEM, Goupil, Mega, Aixam and well as ORV commercial vehicles as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris. While Polaris is known for powersports, adjacent markets are an important aspect of their growth strategy, and industrial vehicles are a natural extension.

Taylor Dunn History