In a warehouse situation, there may be tons of merchandise or supplies that must travel from one end to the other. To ensure that your employees make fewer trips within the facility, you may want to have a tow tractor on your warehouse floor. These tractors can carry all the weight you may need for them to, and even multiple trailers to ensure everything will fit.
What is a Tow Tractor?
In short, a tow tractor pulls equipment or vehicles over long distances. There are various sizes available that can carry from two tons to 35 tons, depending on your needs.
A tow tractor is used like other pieces of heavy equipment. The driver can control the machine from a seat while others load or unload various trailers. As a bonus for your operator, the seat and steering wheel design both ensures a comfortable day’s work.
What If There Is Limited Space?
Tow tractors come in a variety of sizes to meet your specific needs. Some can be the size of small trucks and similar in appearance. Others are not much larger than a cart that you may already have in your warehouse, but they are much more powerful.
Another option, if space is a concern for you, is the handheld tow tugger. They can carry up to 1.3 tons, which may also make them more useful if you do not feel you will need a higher weight capacity.
Both are great options, but many warehouse owners prefer the ability to do more with their towing tractors. Ultimately, the choice is yours.
Key Benedfits of Tow Tractors
Whether you choose a handheld tow tugger or a tow tractor, you can feel confident that it will produce zero emissions and minimal noise. This makes them much safer to use in a warehouse than gas powered options.
These machines can connect with a variety of trailer types. They can be used indoors or out, which can make them ideal for hauling inventory from one building to another or even out to your loading docks.
Even the smallest trucks have a 1.5kW three-phase motor. This means that they will speed up quickly, and maintain their speed, even if they are nearing max capacity in weight.
All tow tractors and handheld tow tuggers have built in safety features to keep your entire workforce safe, no matter what is being moved or how much weight it is being pulled behind them. This means that you can depend on them to stop quickly if the need arises because someone or something steps into the path of the operator.
Do You Need a Tow Tractor or Handheld Tow Tugger?
Most warehouses have access to several types of equipment that promise to make your operations more efficient. The most used equipment is forklifts, which lift heavy loads more safely than an employee can do it. Tow tractors and tow tuggers have the same type of purpose. Only rather than lift items up, they can pull items over long distances. This makes them beneficial for all warehouses.
If you would like to find out more about our tow tractors and handheld tow tuggers, get in touch with us today. We offer several buying options, whether you want a brand-new machine, one that is used, or even one that you rent.