Flexible modular building movement for offsite construction

Modular Buildings

Electric tugs enable modular building manufacturers to create flexible production processes – enabling the efficient movement of modules, frames and entire constructions to drive production efficiency. 

MasterTug moving a modular building during construction

Grappling with the need for flexibility in modular building assembly  

Throughout the manufacture of modular buildings, large assemblies, modules and frames are moved along a production line.

With large, heavy loads, manufacturers often rely on a combination of lifting equipment to facilitate this, including forklift trucks and overhead cranes.

As manufacturers look to optimise efficiency and meet lead times, the downtime associated with waiting for licensed drivers to move loads is becoming a key concern.  

Creating flexible, efficient flowlines in modular building manufacturing 

Modular construction manufacturers looking to improve the flowline manufacturing process of prefabricated and modular building structures trust electric tugs to deliver.

With no operator license required, both pedestrian operated and remote-controlled electric tugs enable manufacturers to create agile, lean and efficient material handling processes.

Create seamless operations and maximise productivity when moving modular buildings, pods, site cabins and other prefabricated components with electric tugs. 

The benefits of electric tugs in modular building manufacturing

Helping modular building manufacturers to increase output and efficiency, electric tugs empower a single operator to move loads of up to 70,000kg and beyond – with total control.

Benefit from maximum control and reduce the risk of damage to loads and equipment with secure handling solutions, perfect for tight spaces.    

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    Increase production output

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

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    Big moves, compact machines

    Space limitations and large equipment can make moving loads challenging. Compact electric tugs enable the precise positioning of loads in tight areas. 

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    Unlock greater flexibility

    Electric tugs enable modular building manufacturers to create flexible production processes. 

Our range of modular building moving electric tugs

PowerSteered PS3000+ moving a modular building for construction

Remote Control Technology 

Unrivalled visibility when moving modular structures

The controlled movement of heavy structures with electric tugs – but with the added benefit of remote control operation.

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

Trusted by leading prefabricated and modular building manufacturers 

Leading global modular building manufacturers trust MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move heavy loads, increasing efficiency and enabling them to unlock greater flexibility.   

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We have always found MasterMover to be a professional and innovative company. They have very good response times when an issue arises with our equipment and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to future customers.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

Can electric tugs be used to move our modular buildings outside? 

Yes, our electric tugs can operate both indoors and outdoors. Whether it’s in moving assemblies along the production line or in facilitating building-to-building movements, electric tugs can safely move heavy loads, inside and outside. 

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.