Maximize production flexibility and reduce TAKT time

Heavy Plant Manufacturing

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MasterTug MT1500 moving heavy plant machinery

Large equipment and fixed systems stifle production

The heavy, large loads synonymous with the manufacture of agricultural, construction and mining equipment are often moved using a combination of forklift trucks, cranes and winches. 

With cumbersome material handling equipment and fixed infrastructure, heavy plant manufacturers struggle with production bottlenecks and the downtime associated with waiting for a licensed operator.  Heavy plant machinery manufacturers are increasingly looking for more flexible solutions that can help production to keep moving while reducing reliance on forklift trucks on the shop floor. 

Greater flexibility to optimize production processes

With a single operator able to safely move loads of 154,000 lbs. and beyond, electric tuggers help heavy plant manufacturers reduce their reliance on diesel forklift trucks, heavy lifting equipment and fixed systems. With no operator license required, you can cut downtime and streamline the movement of heavy sub-assemblies to reduce TAKT time. 

The benefits of electric tuggers in heavy plant assembly

You need material handling solutions that drive production efficiency. Electric tuggers offer a flexible solution enabling the efficient, safe movement of loads like sub-assemblies, tracks and booms throughout production facilities. 

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  • Leaner manufacturing

    Create leaner processes and cut downtime

    Streamlining the movement of heavy loads, electric tuggers help you create leaner processes and reduce downtime.

  • Improve flexibility

    The power and flexibility you need

    Electric tow tugs deliver the heavy-duty movement of loads, and the flexibility manufacturers need to keep production running.

  • Compact

    Compact machines to deliver precision

    With a unique compact design, electric tuggers deliver the precise movement of the biggest loads, even in congested production areas.


PowerSteered Range

Maximize visibility when moving the heaviest loads 

The controlled movement of large, heavy loads with electric tuggers – but with the added benefit of remote control operation.

Remote control operation enables operators to stand away from the load and have the ideal vantage point, unlocking greater visibility and allowing operators to maintain a safe distance from loads.   

Trusted by industry heavyweights 

Global agricultural, construction and mining equipment manufacturing facilities trust MasterMover’s powerful, compact electric tuggers to move wheeled loads safer and more efficiently.

John Deere
Toyota AGV electric tug

Automated Guided Vehicles for Automotive & Heavy Plant

Maximize production efficiency and accuracy with Automotive & Heavy Plant 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 systems.

The engineering innovation of the tuggers, which use traction to distribute weight to the machine, is ingenious and means that a single pedestrian operator can move a stillage.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What are electric tuggers used to move in heavy plant machinery manufacturing?  

Across heavy plant manufacturing, electric tow tugs are used to move a wide variety of equipment and components such as:

  • Sub-assemblies
  • Booms
  • Chassis
  • Sheet metal
  • Engines 
What types of control options are available?  

Electric tuggers are available with multiple control options designed to maximize safety and efficiency. 

  • Pedestrian operated electric tugs allow a single operator to safely maneuver even the heaviest loads with confidence, removing manual handling and reliance on forklift trucks.  
  • Remote control operation is available to deliver maximum visibility by allowing operators to have the ideal vantage point when moving loads, facilitating the seamless movement of loads in congested areas. 
  • AGV systems remove the need for an operator, automating the movement of heavy loads to maximize efficiency and resource utilization.   
Is an operator license or training required?   

No, unlike lifting equipment such as forklift trucks and cranes, an electric tugger does not require a license to operate. A license-free operation reduces downtime and maximizes operational efficiency, reducing wasted time waiting for a licensed driver.    

Minimal training is required to safely operate an electric tugger and we offer training packages to suit every requirement.      

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.   

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