Trailer Moving System

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Up to 20,000kg

Safe, efficient and simple movement of trailers, in manufacturing or in the yard, with no operator license required... 

The Trailer Moving System is specifically designed to move unladen trailers weighing up to 20,000kg. From articulated trailers to flat beds and low loaders, the TMS range of electric tugs allow the effortless movement of heavy trailers inside, outside and on slopes.  

Featuring a universal kingpin connection, the Trailer Moving System connects securely to any commercial trailer. Once securely connected, the Trailer Moving System safely raises one end of the trailer off the ground, enabling a full range of movement.

Fully electric and license-free, the Trailer Moving System prevents bottlenecks in moving trailers for both distribution depots and manufacturers alike. Boasting intuitive operator controls and safety built-in as standard, the range provides operators with complete control when moving heavy trailers.

A compact machine design maximises visibility and enables operators to easily manoeuvre large commercial trailers in even the tightest of spaces.

Trailer Moving System Key Features 

The Trailer Moving System is packed with features that maximise operator safety when moving heavy trailer units.

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  • Audible horn, flashing light beacon, and emergency stop
  • Multiple speed settings for complete control  
  • Anti-crush system
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  • Powerful movement of trailers weighing up to 20,000kg
  • Consistent performance inside, outside and on slopes
  • Optional air compressor to engage trailer brakes
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  • Emissions-free operation
  • High-performance, maintenance-free batteries
  • Battery discharge indicator for real-time battery status 
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  • Utilises industry-standard kingpin connection
  • Secure locking system guarantees total load security
  • Powerful hydraulic kingpin lift system 

Explore the Trailer Moving System 

Featuring a license-free operation, the Trailer Moving System range maximises operational efficiency and reduces downtime in waiting for licensed lorry or shunter drivers.

With a compact design, the Trailer Moving System enables a single operator to safely move unladen articulated trailers. 

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    • Load capacity 11000 kg
    • Maximum slope 7 degrees
    • Max distance per charge (standard battery) 8.4 km
    • Charge time (external charger) 6h


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    • Load capacity 20000 kg
    • Maximum slope 7 degrees
    • Max distance per charge (standard battery) 6.3 km
    • Charge time (external charger) 6h

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    Safety & machine options

    With a powerful, compact design, the Trailer Moving System can safely move trailers of up to 20,000kg. 

    Trailer Moving System king pin connection

    Kingpin connection

    Easily connect to a range of trailers using a standardised kingpin connection

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    Custom couplings

    Need something different? We can design custom couplings to suit your application.

    Trailer Moving System air compressor

    Air compressor

    Engage the trailer brakes directly from your trailer mover to maximise efficiency

    Trailer Moving System two speed selector

    Two speed selector switch

    Adjustable speed settings at your fingertips.

    Trailer Moving System flashing light and bleeper

    Safety light beeper

    Maximise safety when moving loads through congested areas.

    Trailer Moving System emergency stop button

    Emergency stop

    Allows you to immediately stop the machine.

    Trailer Moving System anti-crush button

    Anti-crush button

    Protect operators and maximise operator safety when moving loads.

    Trailer Moving System warning horn

    Warning horn

    Perfect for congested areas, alert pedestrians when moving loads.

    Trailer Moving System automatic tiller cut off

    Automatic cut-off

    Preventing accidental operation of the machine.

    The cost of a TMS is also a fraction of the cost of a diesel tractor unit or forklift truck, which is not designed to move a trailer. The TMS can be used in confined spaces and so we can get more trailer units through our production process now if we need to.

    Benefits of the Trailer Moving System

    The Trailer Moving System enables a single operator to move unladen trailers with ease, in a safe, controlled and simple way.:

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    Safe movement of trailers up to 20,000kg

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    License-free operation

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    Zero emissions

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    Compact machines for tight spaces

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    Secure movement of trailers

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    Maximum visibility when moving trailers

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    Easy and secure trailer connection

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    Unrivalled manoeuvrability

    Your Questions, Answered – FAQs

    Can the Trailer Moving System work outside?

    Yes, the Trailer Moving System is perfectly designed to move trailers outdoors around depots and yards. 

    Is a license required to operate the Trailer Moving System?

    No, unlike shunters or lorries, the Trailer Moving System does not require a license to operate. A license-free operation reduces downtime and maximises operational efficiency, reducing the wasted time waiting for a licensed driver. 

    What is the maximum speed of the Trailer Moving System?

    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. 

    How far can the Trailer Moving System range travel on one charge?

    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.

    How do they connect to trailers?

    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. 

    Can they work on slopes?

    Yes, the Trailer Moving System 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. 

    Sectors we work in

    Trailer Manufacturing

    Trailer Manufacturing

    Choose electric tugs to enhance lean processes and increase shop floor flexibility.

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    Trailer Movement

    Trailer Moving System trailer movement

    Perfectly suited for congested depots and requiring no license to operate, unlock maximum visibility and efficiency.

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    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. 

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