The answer isn’t manual handling (or a forklift)
The movement of heavy-wheeled loads such as stillages and hoppers often relies on a combination of manual handling and lifting equipment.
For loads moved manually, multiple production operatives are often required to move heavy loads, presenting the risk of injuries and accidents, and reducing productivity.
Likewise, relying on lifting equipment such as side loaders and forklifts in internal processes increases risk and results in downtime in waiting for a licensed driver to become available.
Making the movement of loads safer and more efficient
Eliminating manual handling, electric tugs maximise workplace safety and reduce the risk of injuries by delivering the effortless movement of heavy loads such as moulds, tooling, finished products and raw materials.
With no operator license required, electric tugs and tows reduce downtime, enabling a single operator to move loads as and when required - freeing up staff to focus on more productive tasks.
The benefits of electric tugs in plastic and metal extrusion
Boasting a more compact footprint than traditional handling equipment, electric tugs ensure the safe, controlled movement of loads in congested production environments.
For businesses in the plastic and metal extrusion industry, electric tugs help increase production output whilst supporting safety demands in eliminating manual handling and reducing reliance on lifting equipment.
With a single operator able to move the heaviest of loads, electric tugs help manufacturers reduce downtime and improve efficiency.
Eliminate manual handling
Make the movement of heavy loads a one-person job without compromising on safety – electric tugs reduce the risk of injuries and boost productivity.
Create fork-free environments
Purpose-built for the movement of heavy-wheeled loads, electric tugs help manufacturers create fork-free zones, improving safety in congested environments.
Our range of plastic & steel extrusion 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 4,000 kg
Benefit from maximum manoeuvrability in tight spaces with the MasterHandler, designed to safely move loads with all-swivelling castors.
Up to 5,000 kg
Delivering powerful performance in demanding conditions, choose the AllTerrain range to safely move heavy loads on rails and castors.
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.
Trusted by the biggest brands
Businesses across plastic and metal extrusion rely on MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move loads, driving operational efficiency and improving workplace safety.
Our components are precisely balanced and, when these were being moved with a forklift truck with a limited turning circle, it was proving difficult. Now we can move the loads safely and easily while keeping components at ground level.
Your Questions, Answered - FAQs
- Tooling and forming equipment
- Raw materials
- Finished products
- Plastic profiles
Electric tugs are used to deliver the safe, controlled movement of loads in plastic and metal extrusion including:
Businesses looking to eliminate manual handling in the movement of heavy loads and equipment often look to utilise existing lifting equipment.
While lifting equipment is ideal for the loading and unloading of parts and materials, using equipment such as side loaders and forklift trucks to lift wheeled trolleys presents safety risks.
Replacing one risk with another in congested production environments and using large lifting equipment in internal factories increases the risk of collisions with equipment and pedestrian traffic.
No, unlike lifting equipment such as forklift trucks and cranes, an electric tug does not require a license to operate. A license-free operation reduces downtime and maximises operational efficiency, reducing wasted time waiting for a licensed driver.
Minimal training is required to safely operate an electric tug and we offer training packages to suit every requirement.
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.
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.
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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.