The power to maximize control of sensitive equipment

Delivering the controlled movement of sensitive loads and hazardous material, MasterMover electric tuggers are trusted by nuclear energy providers to safely move equipment.

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Moving hazardous materials needs precise control 

Handling hazardous materials and sensitive loads in the nuclear sector can be a challenge.

Highly regulated and controlled environments mean that manual handling is often relied on to move heavy-wheeled loads – presenting the risk of injury.

Moving heavy vessels and tanks puts staff at risk, leading many nuclear providers to turn to electric tugs.

MasterTug MT5-400 Stainless Steel ATEX electric tugger

Powering up safety in nuclear

Electric tuggers enable operators to safely control heavy-wheeled loads, eliminating the need for manual handling.

Compact and powerful, a single operator can precisely move heavy loads weighing over 66,000 lbs. with complete control, reducing the risk of damage and maximizing safety. 

The benefits of electric tuggers for nuclear plants

Safe, secure and controlled, electric tuggers ensure loads are moved with accuracy and stability – reducing the risk of collisions.

  • Safe distance

    Maintaining a safe distance

    Electric tuggers take the manual element out of movement, allowing operators to stand further away from the load being moved – minimizing contact.

  • Improve productivity

    Maximize productivity

    Using electric tuggers empowers highly skilled employees to focus on tasks of greater value, improving morale and productivity.

  • Secure coupling

    A secure connection, every time

    Robust and secure coupling systems ensure loads remain connected, guaranteeing total load security and maximizing control.

Our range of nuclear  electric tuggers


Remote Control Technology

Hands-free movements to maximize safety

The controlled movement of hazardous materials with electric tuggers – but with the added benefit of remote control operation.

Remote control operation enables operators to stand away from the load and have an ideal vantage point, unlocking greater visibility and allowing operators to maintain a safe distance from loads.

Trusted by industry leaders

Quality assurance is crucial. That’s why leading nuclear research facilities and power plants trust MasterMover electric tuggers to deliver the controlled movement of hazardous loads and high-value equipment.

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MasterMover is easy to work with and all products performed as advertised. Moved our heavy products with ease!

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

How are electric tuggers used in the nuclear industry? 

Electric tugs are used by nuclear facilities to improve safety when moving loads such as:

  • Stainless steel vessels
  • Hoppers and bins
  • Components and support equipment
How are electric tuggers powered? 

Electric tuggers are battery-powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tuggers 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 powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors. 

How do electric tuggers and electric tows connect?   

A range of coupling options is available across the range that maximizes performance, security and safety.

Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.   

We're here to help 

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.