The MasterTug range delivers unrivalled manoeuvrability when moving heavy-wheeled loads weighing up to 20,000kg. Utilising a unique weight transfer principle, the MasterTug range can move heavy weights whilst retaining an incredibly compact machine footprint. The design makes the MasterTug range perfect for working in confined spaces and facilitating precise movements.
With ergonomic controls, lightweight steering and an intuitive design, the MasterTug takes the strain and empowers an operator to move heavy loads with complete control. A secure coupling system maximises load security and performance, guaranteeing total peace of mind.
The powerful performance of the MasterTug allows operators to push, pull and steer loads inside, outside and on slopes with complete control.
MasterTug Key Features
With a design that maximises control and safety, the MasterTug range of electric tugs delivers maximum manoeuvrability and precision, protecting operators, loads and the surrounding environment.
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Safety & machine options
Designed with the operator in mind, the MasterTug range is simple to use, reliable and flexible. Packed full of features to help drive safety and efficiency, a range of additional options are also available.
Creates a secure connection optimising performance and manoeuvrability.
Works alongside the CombiCoupling to guarantee total load security.
Benefit from a secure connection, perfect for rough surfaces with the BoxCoupling system.
Connect directly to your load to maximise flexibility.
Connect directly to your load to maximise flexibility.
Increased capacity batteries for longer performance.
Power when you need it, enabling opportunity charging for demanding applications.
Battery protection system
Maximise your battery service life by preventing battery damage.
Internal onboard chargers
Our onboard chargers provide flexible charging when you need it.
Guarantees fast, optimised charging for fixed locations.
Make battery changes easy with our battery stand, perfect for storage.
Easy, hassle-free battery changeovers with the flexibility of a mobile trolley.
Two speed selector switch
Adjustable speed settings at your fingertips.
Safety light beeper
Maximise safety when moving loads through congested areas.
Allows you to immediately stop the machine.
Protect operators and maximise operator safety when moving loads.
Perfect for congested areas, alert pedestrians when moving loads.
Preventing accidental operation of the machine.
Maximises operator safety and prevents the risk of foot trapping and injuries.
Maximise visibility when moving loads in straight lines or on rails.
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Benefits of the MasterTug Range
The MasterTug range of electric tugs is used across the world in industrial manufacturing, offering the controlled movement of loads inside, outside and on slopes:
Your Questions, Answered – FAQs
No, electric tugs do not lift the load. They are designed to keep the load safely on the ground, maximising safety and reducing risk.
Yes, the MasterTug range can push, pull and steer heavy loads weighing up to 20,000kg.
With the Two Speed Selector switch, ‘Tortoise’ mode enables you to maximise control and operate the machine at a slower speed setting of 1.2kph. In the faster ‘Hare’ setting, the machine’s speed is 3kph. Machines can be set with custom speed settings where required, with a maximum programmable speed of 6kph.
Battery performance varies from model to model and is influenced by load weight, battery capacity, environmental conditions and usage.
Individual battery performance data can be found on the Technical Specification Sheets for each model.
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.
Yes, the MasterTug range can work safely on slopes. When it comes to electric tugs, it’s important to understand that for every degree of slope involved, the maximum load capacity of the machine is reduced, just as pushing a car on the level requires less force than on a slope.
Therefore, if the weight of the load is already close to the maximum capacity of the machine, a more powerful machine may be needed to move the load on a slope. We carry out a full evaluation of your application to ensure any machine is suited to your needs.
We’re often asked how such small machines can move such heavy and large loads. The unique design of the MasterTug range means it can move heavy loads of up to 20,000kg, much greater in size than the tug. This is through our patented weight transfer system. This design transfers an element of the load weight down through the MasterTug’s drive wheel to gain traction.
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.
Sectors we work in
Unlock safer material handling processes in the aerospace industry with electric tugs.
Energy & Petrochemical
Maximum performance and manoeuvrability of heavy loads in the energy industry.
Automotive & Heavy Plant
Choose electric tugs to enhance lean processes and increase shop floor flexibility.
Food & Beverage
Eliminate manual handling with electric tugs for safer food material handling – maximising efficiency and reducing the risk of injuries.
Retail, Logistics & Warehousing
The ideal manual handling solution to maximise efficiency and safety within retail and logistics.
Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
Safely manoeuvre heavy, high-value equipment, eliminating manual handling and maximising production efficiency.
Facilities & Waste
Eliminate manual handling and maximise safety in facilities and waste management.
Manufacturing & Assembly
Industrial manufacturers trust electric tugs to improve workplace safety and supercharge operational efficiency.
Ready to Unlock Safer Operations?
Are you looking to improve safety and efficiency in your operations? Contact us to discover how you could transform your processes to enhance efficiency and maximise workplace safety with an electric tug or electric tow tug.