Control high-value loads with confidence

Wind Energy

Providing pinpoint precision and control, wind turbine manufacturers trust our electric tugs to safely move blades, bearings and other loads with confidence.  

Wind Turbine overview
MasterTug moving wind turbine components

Large, sensitive loads can make material handling a challenge 

High-value loads, large equipment and tight manufacturing areas make material handling a challenge in wind turbine manufacturing.

Blades in excess of 80m are often moved using a combination of lifting equipment, including overhead cranes, gantry cranes and multiple large forklift trucks - resulting in the risk of costly damage and stress during movement. Likewise, components, including bearings, gearboxes and nacelles, must be carefully and efficiently moved through processes to meet production quotas.


The power and precision to move high-value loads

Electric tugs enable wind turbine manufacturers to safely control heavy-wheeled loads and cut downtime through a license-free design. Compact and powerful, a single operator with a single electric tug can precisely move heavy loads weighing up to 70,000kg with complete control, reducing the risk of damage and maximising safety. 

For heavier loads, our innovative MultiLink technology combines the power of multiple electric tugs, whilst still under the control of a single operator. This solution is being used in moving wind turbines blades in excess of 80,000kg – all through remote control operation.  

Reducing the risk of damage to sensitive loads 

Safe, secure and controlled, electric tugs ensure loads are moved with accuracy and stability – reducing the risk of damage to high-value loads.

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    Scalable solutions fit for the future of energy

    As wind energy evolves, blades get longer, and components get heavier. Modular electric tug solutions future proof your material handling.

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    Taking safety to new heights

    Electric tugs improve workplace safety by reducing reliance on large material handling equipment and eliminating manual handling.

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    Synchronous movements for total manoeuvrability

    Innovative MultiLink enables multiple machines to work synchronously, delivering unrivalled manoeuvrability and precision.

Our range of wind turbine moving electric tugs


MultiLink Technology

Moving wind turbine blades? Pinpoint accuracy and control

Enabling total freedom of movement and powerful weight moving capabilities, MultiLink technology enables multiple PowerSteered electric tugs to work in synchronisation under the control of one operator.

Perfect for the precise movement of long, awkward loads like wind turbine blades, enabling the controlled movement from the root and tip to prevent flexing or damage.  

Trusted by industry giants

Our electric tugs unlock efficiency and deliver the safe, controlled movement of loads for global wind turbine manufacturers… 

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MasterMover are easy to work with and all products performed as advertised. Moved our heavy products with ease!

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What are electric tugs used to move in the wind energy industry? 

Electric tugs are used by global wind turbine manufacturers to improve efficiency and safety when moving loads such as:

  • Wind turbine blades
  • Moulds and composites
  • Tip and root trolleys
  • Bearings, gearboxes and nacelles
  • Platforms and staging
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.  

Can they be used outside? 

Yes, MasterMover electric tow tugs can be used outside. Built with durability in mind, our electric tugs deliver consistent traction and performance on uneven surfaces and rough floors.  

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.   

Can they work on slopes?

Yes, our electric tugs 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 machine’s maximum capacity, 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 that any machine is suited to your needs.  

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.