How much does an electric tugger or tow tug cost?
The first question you’ve probably got when it comes to electric tuggers, tows, and pushers, is how much do they cost.
The answer is that electric tugger pricing is influenced by a range of important factors and considerations.
Our approach at MasterMover is to ensure that any solution we deliver, whether the application is a simple one to move roll cages, or the more complex movement of 176,00 lbs. wind turbine blades, is the right solution that will deliver time and time again.
Electric tuggers and tow tugs are typically grouped by their load handling capacity or maximum load weight. However, in addition to load weight, several other core factors play a part in determining the specification and price of an electric tug.
Up to 13,000 lbs.
Over 13,000 lbs.
Up to 44,000 lbs.
Up to 66,000 lbs.
*based on UK pricelist, machine-only, and lowest weight capacity model in range.
What factors impact electric tugger prices?
Electric tuggers, tow tugs and pushers are specified on an application basis to ensure any solution delivers quantifiable safety and efficiency gains for you right out of the box.
Here, we’ve summarized some of the key variables that influence the cost of a machine.
Maximum load weight
The maximum weight you want to move heavily influences the most suitable specification and model of the electric tugger.
You may hear suppliers talk about push/pull forces, which are the outputs machines deliver.
At a basic level, the heavier the total load weight, the more power is needed from the machine to push, pull and stop it, in a safe and controlled way.
One of the most critical factors to consider is the force needed to start a wheeled load moving, known as rolling resistance.
Higher rolling resistances require more effort from the machine to achieve movement, increasing the specification needed.
Three key areas have a considerable impact on rolling resistance:
Coupling & connection
This is how the electric tugger will connect to your load or cart.
The connection point is a critical aspect of the application as it determines how secure your load is and for many machines, the coupling is fundamental in moving such heavy weights.
Electric tuggers, tows and pushers have an array of standard coupling options but where a standardized connection point can’t be achieved, a custom coupling may be required.
Material types & environmental ratings
The construction material selected for the electric tugger or specialist environmental protection such as explosion proofing are all areas that can influence the cost of the equipment.
While the majority of MasterMover electric tuggers are pedestrian operated as standard, you have the option to select a range of enhanced technology options, such as wireless remote control, line-follow navigation, and even fully autonomous (AGV) solutions.
Electric tuggers come equipped with an array of standard safety features and intuitive operator features. However, if you need something extra, additional options will influence the price:
What if I need something different?
Sometimes a standard electric tugger solution isn’t the right fit for your operations.
You might require a special connection point to your load, need custom technology options, or have a unique application.
In this case, our Customer Engineering team will conduct an in-depth evaluation to identify a suitable solution. For applications requiring special custom designs or innovative technological solutions, our team is always on hand to provide a customized price.
Your questions, answered - FAQs
MasterMover operates globally through direct relationships and a network of sales partners, meaning we have demo units available across a range of regions. Contact us to discuss arranging a demonstration today.
We endeavor to keep lead times as short as possible. However, various factors affect the lead time of a machine including, machine type, quantity, options chosen, etc.
Your sales representatives will be able to give keep you informed throughout the process.
Our electric tuggers come with a 12-month warranty as standard. The tugger chassis and metalwork are also covered by a five-year structural warranty.
A full quote will include delivery to your door.
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Request a quote for an electric tugger to enhance your workplace safety and increase efficiency.
Once we have received your inquiry, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the options available.