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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With a powerful, compact design, the Trailer Moving System can safely move trailers of up to 20,000kg.
Easily connect to a range of trailers using a standardised kingpin connection
Need something different? We can design custom couplings to suit your application.
Engage the trailer brakes directly from your trailer mover to maximise efficiency
Two speed selector switch
Adjustable speed settings at your fingertips.
Safety light beeper
Maximise safety when moving loads through congested areas.
Allows you to immediately stop the machine.
Protect operators and maximise operator safety when moving loads.
Perfect for congested areas, alert pedestrians when moving loads.
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.:
Your Questions, Answered – FAQs
Yes, the Trailer Moving System is perfectly designed to move trailers outdoors around depots and yards. Likewise, our trailer mover range offers a more sustainable and safer alternative to traditional systems such as diesel shunters, lorries and forklifts. With an electric design, our electric trailer mover provides zero emissions at the point of use, eliminating exhaust fumes from your trailer movement.
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.
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. Our trailer movers can be set with custom speed settings where required, with a maximum programmable speed of 6kph.
Battery performance varies from model to model and is influenced by load weight, battery capacity, environmental conditions and usage. Our trailer movers feature a powerful battery pack, ideal for working in high usage environments like trailer manufacturing and logistics depots.
Individual battery performance data can be found on the Technical Specification Sheets for each model.
A range of coupling and hitch options are available across the range that maximise performance, security and safety. Our trailer mover range uses the industry-standard fifth wheel king pin connection, enabling simple and secure connection to a range of industrial trailers.
Custom coupling and hitch solutions can also be designed for unique applications.
Yes, the Trailer Moving System can work safely on slopes. Our trailer movers are the ideal solution for moving heavy trailers, low-loaders or box trailers around yards, through production environments and depots. Whether you're moving heavy trailers on level ground or on rough outdoor surfaces - our trailer movers deliver consistent performance.
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.
Yes, our Trailer Moving System is available with an optional air compressor. This enables you to release trailer air brakes. The compressor hose is equipped with a female coupling adapter to allow it to connect to the trailer airline system.
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