Safe and secure material handling across defense industries


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Safely moving heavy equipment and materials in defense

Sensitive, high-value loads must be moved with precision without compromising safety or efficiency.

Large, cumbersome handling equipment is often used to move heavy loads within defense manufacturing facilities, resulting in costly damage to products and the risk of injury.

Likewise, manual handling remains an issue for defense manufacturers, with the movement of loads often requiring multiple people and presenting the risk of injury. 

Maximum control and efficiency with license-free electric tuggers 

Electric tuggers enable defense manufacturers to safely control heavy-wheeled loads and cut downtime through a license-free design.

Compact and powerful, a single operator can precisely move heavy loads weighing up to 154,000 lbs. with complete control, reducing the risk of damage and maximizing safety. 

Supercharge production efficiency with electric tuggers

Whether it’s in the movement of submarine components or the precise positioning of sensitive spacecraft, electric tuggers help defense providers drive operational efficiency.

A license-free operation reduces downtime and operational flexibility, whilst a compact, intuitive design maximizes safety and control.  

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  • Maneuverability

    Confidently maneuver loads

    Maximum visibility empowers operators to push, pull and position loads with complete confidence.

  • Compact design

    Compact machines remove the risk of damage

    Boasting a compact design, electric tuggers deliver precise movements, preventing the risk of damage to loads. 

  • Controlled movement of loads

    Controlled movement of 154,000 lbs. loads and beyond

    Powerful performance and intuitive controls guarantee the controlled movement of high-value loads.  

Toyota AGV electric tug

Automated Guided Vehicles for Defense

Maximize production efficiency and accuracy with AGV systems

Our AGVs deliver the predefined, controlled movement of loads – without the need for an operator.

You can maximize efficiency and guarantee the safe and precise movement of high-value loads every time with our AGV system for the defense industry.

Trusted by global leaders 

Our electric tuggers have unlocked efficiency and improved safety for some of the biggest names in thedefensee industry… 

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Trusted by industry leaders

Our electric tugs unlock efficiency and improve safety for the biggest aerospace manufacturers.

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I’d certainly be happy to recommend the MasterMover AGV to other organisations looking to automate their driving processes.

We have an MT600+ and an MT1000+, MasterMover always attend site on-time for any maintenance or issues, and are always very helpful. Everyone I've dealt with at MasterMover has been very knowledgeable and helpful.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What are electric tuggers used to move in the defense industry?

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

  • Aircraft & Rotorcraft components
  • Parts and aerostructures
  • Land vehicle sub-assemblies and parts
  • Spacecraft, equipment and satellites
  • Military vehicles such as tanks and armored vehicles

How are electric tuggers powered?

Electric tuggers are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tuggers can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving. Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tuggers are ideally suited for indoor use, replacing internal combustion engine 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 tuggers deliver consistent traction and performance on uneven surfaces and rough floors.  

How do electric tuggers and electric tows connect?  

A range of coupling options are available across the range that maximizes performance, security and safety. Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.   

Can they work on slopes? 

Yes, our electric tuggers can work safely on slopes. When it comes to electric tuggers, 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 complete a full evaluation of your application to ensure the best machine is selected for your needs.  

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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.