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Improving work flows for trailer manufacturers with our trailer moving solutions

Increasingly, manufacturing relies on improving operational efficiency, flexibility, safety and lowering costs. MasterMover is improving work flows for many trailer manufacturers around the world, providing innovative solutions that keep workplaces safe, offering greater flexibility and the ability to scale production without investment in costly fixed equipment.

Our Trailer Moving System (TMS) range of electric tugs provide the capability to move a variety of trailers quickly and safely throughout the production process. Inside or out, they make light work of many types of unladen trailers like curtain siders, tankers, low loader and flatbed units of up to 20,000 kg. Thanks to their innovative design and electric power, they offer increased manoeuvrability in tight production areas, improved visibility, smooth, safe speed control, all delivered with zero emissions.

Here’s just some of the manufacturers we’re currently working with.

Key benefits of the Trailer Moving System

  • Safely control unladen trailers up to 20,000 kg
  • Supports flexible production line needs
  • Highly manoeuvrable in confined spaces, turn trailers within their own space
  • Safely connects to standard trailer coupling and king pin
  • Easy to use and no licence required

See our trailer movers in action

Operators can move trailers inside and out with ease.

Move any type of trailer safely in confined spaces.

Simple and easy to use with zero emissions.

Our range of trailer moving tugs & tows

TMS 1100+

Move loads up to 11,000 kg

The TMS1100+ allows the operator to move unladen lorry trailers weighing up to 11,000 kg.

The TMS1100+ connects to a standard trailer coupling and king pin and lifts the front of the trailer off its stands. Controlled start acceleration and a powerful AC drive motor can easily move the load, whilst automatic braking brings tug and trailer to a safe stop if the controls are released.


Move loads up to 20,000 kg

The TMS2000+ is designed to move many common types of unladen trailers of up to 20,000 kg.

It allows a single operator to connect to a standard trailer coupling and king pin and with minimal effort, quickly and easily move the load. The 48v AC motor and high grip wheels provide ample power and traction, allowing you to easily flex your production needs without costly fixed production line equipment.

There was a need to make sure the production line is much more flexible so that the manufacturer can continue to meet demand now and in the future.

Markus Schubert
Head of MasterMover GmbH


Service & support, where you need it

MasterMover is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric tugs with great expertise in your sector. That gives us the knowledge and you the reassurance to help you choose the right product for your needs.

We also offer an aftersales support service using regionally based technicians to give you complete peace of mind, wherever you are in the world. Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) programmes, certified operator training, plus flexible finance options help you get the most out of your equipment.

Your questions, answered

How does an electric tug help improve trailer production systems?

Traditionally, complex production line chain systems, overhead cranes and manual handling are used in trailer production. These methods are expensive to own and maintain, lack flexibility as well as promoting unsafe working environments. Electric tugs, like the TMS range, require no such large scale investment and offer a much lower cost route to managing your production needs.

Electric tugs, unlike fixed production line plant and machinery are moveable by their very nature and make upscaling or changing production requirement headaches a problem of the past.

How is the trailer secured to the tug?

The tug is connected to the standard trailer coupling and secured with a king pin. This creates a secure unbreakable bond and enables outstanding manoeuvrability but without the cost and complexity of shunters. Loads can quickly and easily be connected, no need to attach air lines, improving operational efficiency.

What sorts of trailers can I move with a MasterMover?

We’ve designed the MasterMover TMS to move virtually any type of trailer from curtain siders to refrigerated units. Depending on which model you choose, our TMS tugs can be used to move unlaiden trailers of up to 20,000 kg.

This flexibility means that once a trailer becomes movable with the fitting of axles and wheels during production, it’s easy to couple it to the tug and move it to another part of the factory for assembly to continue or to move it short distances once the trailer is complete.

What materials are used in the construction?

Our TMS tugs are ‘built tough’ from high quality steel, zinc passivated and powder coated.

We understand that your tug will be an integral part of your production process, our approach to build quality ensures increased reliability and a long service life.

I think I need something different; can you help?

Yes – we’re an engineering company with over 25 years’ experience.

If we can’t solve your moving and handling problem with our standard range then we can explore creating a custom solution just for you.

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