Safely moving heavy equipment and materials in defence
Sensitive, high-value loads must be moved with precision without compromising safety or efficiency.
Large, cumbersome handling equipment is often used to move heavy loads within defence manufacturing facilities, resulting in costly damage to products and the risk of injury.
Likewise, manual handling remains an issue for defence manufacturers, with the movement of loads often requiring multiple people and presenting the risk of injury.
Maximum control and efficiency with license-free electric tugs
Electric tugs enable defence manufacturers to safely control heavy-wheeled loads and cut downtime through a license-free design.
Compact and powerful, a single operator can precisely move heavy loads weighing up to 70,000kg with complete control, reducing the risk of damage and maximising safety.
Supercharge production efficiency with electric tugs
Whether it’s in the movement of submarine components or the precise positioning of sensitive spacecraft, electric tugs help defence providers drive operational efficiency.
A license-free operation reduces downtime and operational flexibility, whilst a compact, intuitive design maximises safety and control.
Confidently manoeuvre loads
Maximum visibility empowers operators to push, pull and position loads with complete confidence.
Compact machines remove the risk of damage
Boasting a compact design, electric tugs deliver precise movements, preventing the risk of damage to loads.
Controlled movement of 70,000kg loads and beyond
Powerful performance and intuitive controls guarantee the controlled movement of high-value loads.
Our range of aerospace electric tugs
Up to 2,000 kg
Compact but powerful, the SmartMover is the ideal manual handling solution – trusted to improve safety across industrial manufacturing, retail and ...
Up to 20,000 kg
The MasterTug range allows a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to 20,000kg.
Up to 20,000 kg
Drive safety and efficiency with our powerful electric tow tugs, designed to safely move loads of up to 20,000kg.
Up to 70,000 kg
Remote control solutions for maximum visibility when moving loads up to 70,000kg, and beyond with our patented MultiLink solution.
Trusted by global leaders
Our electric tugs have unlocked efficiency and improved safety for some of the biggest names in the defence industry…
Trusted by industry leaders
Our electric tugs unlock efficiency and improve safety for the biggest aerospace manufacturers.
I’d certainly be happy to recommend the MasterMover AGV to other organisations looking to automate their driving processes.
We have an MT600+ and an MT1000+, MasterMover always attend site on-time for any maintenance or issues, and are always very helpful. Everyone I've dealt with at MasterMover has been very knowledgeable and helpful.
Your Questions, Answered - FAQs
- Aircraft & Rotorcraft components
- Parts and aerostructures
- Land vehicle sub-assemblies and parts
- Spacecraft, equipment and satellites
- Military vehicles such as tanks and armoured vehicles
Electric tugs are used by global defence manufacturers to improve efficiency and safety when moving loads such as:
Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving. Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use, replacing internal combustion engine (ICE) powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.
Yes, MasterMover electric tow tugs can be used outside. Built with durability in mind, our electric tugs deliver consistent traction and performance on uneven surfaces and rough floors.
A range of coupling options are available across the range that maximise performance, security and safety. Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.
Yes, our electric tugs can work safely on slopes. When it comes to electric tugs, it’s important to understand that for every degree of slope involved, the maximum load capacity of the machine is reduced, just as pushing a car on the level requires less force than on a slope.
Therefore, if the weight of the load is already close to the machine’s maximum capacity, a more powerful machine may be needed to move the load on a slope. We carry out a full evaluation of your application to ensure that any machine is suited to your needs.
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If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.