Safer handling of loads in textile manufacturing


Reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and eliminate manual handling in the movement of heavy products, equipment and materials.  

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It’s time to rethink manual handling in textile manufacturing  

For textile manufacturers, manual handling is often relied on to move heavy loads such as A-frame rolls and reels of fabric and material trolleys.

With heavy weight involved, multiple members of staff are often required to move loads by hand, resulting in the risk of injury, fatigue and reduced productivity.

Textile manufacturers are increasingly looking to fit-for-purpose manual handling solutions to reduce the risk of injury and boost productivity. 

Achieve the effortless movement of heavy loads

Empowering a single operator to move even the heaviest loads, electric tugs help textile manufacturers to eliminate manual handling and reduce the risk of injury.

Typically used to facilitate the effortless movement of heavy A-frame rolls of fabric, electric tugs make the movements a one-person job, improving safety and boosting productivity.  

The benefits of electric tugs in textile manufacturing

Compact but powerful electric tugs enable textile manufacturers to improve workplace safety, reduce the risk of injuries and improve productivity.      

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    Eliminate manual handling 

    Delivering the effortless movement of heavy loads, electric tugs eliminate the need for manual handling, improving workplace safety and reducing the risk of injuries.  

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    Boosting productivity 

    Enabling the safe and easy movement of loads allows staff to focus on more productive tasks.  

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    Making movements a one-person job 

    A single operator can easily and safely move loads as and when required – improving operational efficiency.  

Our range of carpet & textile moving electric tugs


Up to 2,000 kg

SmartMover SM200+ electric tug

Compact but powerful, the SmartMover is the ideal manual handling solution – trusted to improve safety across industrial manufacturing, retail and ...

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Up to 4,000 kg

MasterHandler MH400+ electric tug

Benefit from maximum manoeuvrability in tight spaces with the MasterHandler, designed to safely move loads with all-swivelling castors.

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Up to 20,000 kg

MasterTug MT800+ electric tug

The MasterTug range allows a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to 20,000kg.

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Up to 20,000 kg

MasterTow TOW800ES electric tow tug

Drive safety and efficiency with our powerful electric tow tugs, designed to safely move loads of up to 20,000kg.

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Trusted by leading textile manufacturers    

Leading textile manufacturers trust MasterMover electric tugs to deliver the safe, controlled movement of heavy loads - improving production efficiency and workplace safety.  

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The beauty of the MasterTug is it’s ease of use, it’s serviceability and its compact proportions, which means it can be used productively inside our premises without taking any further space.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

Can electric tugs work in tight spaces? 

Yes, electric tugs boast an incredibly compact design which makes them perfect for working in tight spaces and congested production areas.  

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 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.