TLR Hydraulics, Inc. has a new location in the DFW area. We serve Plano, Richardson, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Waxahachie, Dallas, Fort Worth, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Red Oak, Ennis, Burleson, Grapevine, Southlake, Lewisville, Irving, and all of North Texas. We are so excited to be part of the Midlothian small business community.

Tom has been in the hydraulic industry for over 40 years. Owners Tom and Leslie Rupe, are working hard to provide the best service possible for any and all hydraulic problems that may arise. We are a family owned and operated workplace with a full machine shop specializing in oilfield equipment and rig repair, along with the repair of all hydraulics, cylinders, valves, pumps, motors, etc.


Tom has been in the hydraulic field for over 35 years. During his years of experience, he has been an owner of one of the largest hydraulics facilities in the United States. He has helped build many stores for caterpillar, as well as, built many shops of his own.

Tom has been through numerous schools including Paul Monroe, Caterpillar, Tom Thomas Engineering, Hercules, Parker, Rex Roth and continues his education. Currently, Mr. Rupe is looking to take all of his years of experience and serve the DFW Metroplex at the Midlothian, TX location.


Leslie Rupe is dedicated to TLR customers. At TLR, our customers are our number one priority. We strive to provide the best service possible and top notch customer satisfaction! We have highly-dedicated office staff to ensure that customer’s needs are being addressed at all times.

From answering phones to accounting, to HR, and even scrubbing toilets at times, Leslie does whatever it takes to meet the needs of customers!

Did you know?

TLR & Sons Interstate 20 location created two cross cylinders in the 3rd Transformers movie: Dark of the Moon. These cylinders measured 62 ft. long with 20 ft. x 20 ft. flanges, with 24 in. bores, and 16 in. rod. The cylinders were responsible for making the sky scraper shake and tilt. They are in the scene of the movie where everybody is falling out of the sky scraper.

Fun Facts!

Tom Rupe has been involved in creating hydraulic systems in many other movie sets along with his father and brother in the studios of California. SOME of these include Blown Away with Jeff Bridges, Turbulence, Batman, and Speed 2. He has also built systems for floats in the Rose Parade and even designed a system for WaterWorld, a show at Universal Studios-Hollywood!