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 employees 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 tuggers maximize workplace safety and reduce the risk of injuries by delivering the effortless movement of heavy loads such as molds, tooling, finished products and raw materials.
With no operator license required, electric tuggers 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 tuggers in plastic and metal extrusion
Boasting a more compact footprint than traditional handling equipment, electric tuggers ensure the safe, controlled movement of loads in congested production environments.
For businesses in the plastic and metal extrusion industry, electric tuggers help increase production output while supporting safety demands by eliminating manual handling and reducing reliance on lifting equipment.
With a single operator able to move the heaviest of loads, electric tuggers 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 tuggers reduce the risk of injuries and boost productivity.
Create fork-free environments
Purpose-built for the movement of heavy-wheeled loads, electric tuggers help manufacturers create forklift free zones, improving safety in congested environments.
Our range of plastic & steel extrusion electric tuggers
Up to 4,400 lbs.
Compact but powerful, the SmartMover is the ideal manual handling solution – trusted to improve safety across industrial manufacturing, retail and ...
Up to 8,800 lbs.
Benefit from maximum maneuverability in tight spaces with the MasterHandler, designed to safely move loads with all-swiveling castors.
Up to 11,000 lbs.
Delivering powerful performance in demanding conditions, choose the AllTerrain range to safely move heavy loads on rails and castors.
Up to 44,000 lbs.
The MasterTug range allows a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to 44,000 lbs.
Trusted by the biggest brands
Businesses across plastic and metal extrusion rely on MasterMover’s compact electric tuggers 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 tuggers 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 utilize 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 carts 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 tugger does not require a license to operate. A license-free operation reduces downtime and maximizes operational efficiency, reducing wasted time waiting for a licensed driver.
Minimal training is required to safely operate an electric tugger and we offer training packages to suit every requirement.
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 tuggers are ideally suited for indoor use, replacing internal combustion engine powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.
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.
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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.