What are electric tugs?

Mar 21, 2019 | Blogs

A fundamental part of logistics is about getting the right goods to the right location at the right time! When it comes to moving the goods, we often see that they are moved horizontally on carts. In the retail sector, this is often done by moving roll containers from the truck to the shop’s storage location. This often entails physical and manual labor. Although this might seem like a good short-term solution, it does, however, have long-term consequences for the employee.

Continued physical stress from heavy lifting, pushing and pulling, leads to severer back and shoulder pain, decreases productivity levels, and ultimately lower efficient management. Act now, before this happens to you or your workers, and get an electric tug.

What are electric tugs?
An electric tug is a battery-powered machine and it is used to move heavy loads on wheels. By using an electric tug, you eliminate strenuous physical loads, which will save the worker’s body and increase worker-efficiency as several heavy loads can be moved simultaneously.

We supply a standard hook, which is easy to attach to most trolleys and carts and if the supplied standard hook is not suitable, a custom-made coupling system can be designed by our engineers. In this way, we can always offer suitable solutions for your logistics problems. Please contact us or one of our dealers for more information.

Coupling cargo to a tug allows for heavy loads to be moved easily. Trolleys can be loaded to their maximum capacity and then linked together. In this way, ergonomics is improved, and a more efficient work process can be implemented. Since the electric tug does not lift its load from the ground, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), authorize users to operate the electric tug without a license.

An electric tug can be designed in different ways and can be used in multiple market segments and weight classes. For example, there are some electric tugs that must be operated on foot, and others that are intended for longer distances and so, require the user to sit or stand whilst operating them. 


Save Costs and Increase the Productivity of Your Company
It is still common to see employees manually lifting, moving or pushing heavy loads, which can result in back, arm, neck and shoulder injuries. Research shows that physically demanding work, like physical workloads, leads to 24% to 28% higher illness absenteeism, which is frustrating for both the employee and the employer. 

As an employer, you are not only responsible for your employee’s well-being at work, but also their ability to work when needed. It goes without saying, higher absenteeism is counterproductive to the company and also leads to higher employer-costs.

With the Movexx electric tugs, there is no longer a need for intense physical energy. The only energy that is needed comes entirely from the tug. Let our tugs help you, help your team of workers, to do their job in a more efficient and ergonomic way.

We produce a number of different models, ranging from pedestrian models to sit-on or stand-on models and even automatic guided vehicles. Please contact us or one of our trusted dealers for more information. View our range here: https://movexx.nl/en/electric-tugs/