Time-saving electric tugs for the production line at Select Plant Hire

Time-saving electric tugs for the production line at Select Plant Hire

Two MasterMover electric tugs are improving the flowline process in the manufacture of large-scale structures weighing up to 10,000 kg at Select Plant Hire depot in Cheshire.

Select Plant Hire manufactures high quality modular building solutions for a wide range of projects, providing a cost effective, flexible product that is tailor-made to suit clients’ requirements.

The company constructs the buildings rapidly to a high quality, fully operational finish within an impressively short time frame.

As part of the manufacturing process, two MasterMover MT1000+s have been specified, to support the movement of the steel site cabins, with a load weight of 10,000kg, as they go through the production line.

The new tugs – positioned at each end of the cabins – are improving the flowline of the structures, and removing any need for manual handling, as well as forklift trucks.

They also enable finer manoeuvres and movements to be introduced, allowing the structures to be parked in more specific positions throughout production.

Steve Griffiths, Workshop Manager at Select Plant Hire, said: “The MasterMover tugs have become an important part of everyday production here at Select. With minimal space for movement and tight timescales for jobs, the units provide hassle free speedy movement of our assets. The tugs have enabled us to change the way we produce our units making the workshop a more efficient and a safer environment”.

Designed to allow a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to a maximum of 10,000 kg, the MT1000+ is part of MasterMover’s MasterTug range.

Features include an automatic braking system that brings the tug and load to a stop if the controls are released.

The tug also uses hydraulic weight transfer for traction – and the AC drive motor provides all the power it needs.

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