Compact paper reel handling equipment that maximises safety


Improve workplace safety and eliminate manual handling in paper manufacturing with our compact electric tugs.  

SmartMover SM100+ moving a large roll of paper

Moving heavy paper rolls shouldn’t be backbreaking work   

In the manufacture of paper and paper products, production staff are often relied on to manually move heavy rolls and equipment – presenting the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, particularly where the movement is awkward or repetitive.

For the movement of larger, heavier reels, manufacturers often stretch the abilities of lifting equipment such as forklifts to push loads, resulting in the uncontrolled, dangerous movement of loads within congested factories.   

Achieve safe, controlled movements of paper rolls and reels 

Enabling the effortless, controlled movement of heavy paper rolls, our electric tugs and pushers help paper manufacturers eliminate manual handling and increase operational efficiency.

Offering a safer alternative to manual handling and traditional material handling equipment, electric tugs empower a single operator to move even the heaviest loads with total control – maximising workplace safety.     

The benefits of electric tugs in paper manufacturing 

Compact, easy-to-use designs enable operators to safely move paper rolls, reels, equipment and trolleys through congested production environment.

Benefit from maximum control and reduce the risk of injuries with secure handling solutions, perfect for tight spaces.    

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    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. 

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    Purpose-built to maximise safety 

    Electric tugs are designed to move wheeled or rolling loads – just like paper rolls! Improve safety but choosing the right equipment for the job. 

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    Unlock greater operational efficiency  

    Streamlining the movement of heavy loads and equipment, electric tugs enable paper manufacturers to increase operational efficiency.  

Our range of paper moving electric tugs

Trusted by leading paper manufacturers   

Leading global paper manufacturers trust MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move loads, boosting productivity and improving workplace safety.  

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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

How do electric tugs move rolls of paper? 

We offer a range of electric tugs, including pedestrian-operated pushers. Alongside our range of electric tugs, we know that every load is different, which means how we connect to loads need to be flexible.

Purpose-built for the safe movement of paper rolls, our AllTerrain range of electric pushers are available with a roll pushing coupling – enabling the easy, safe movement of heavy rolls. 

Is an operator license or training required? 

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.     

How are electric tugs powered?  

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.   

How do electric tugs and electric tows connect?     

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.     

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.