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Electrodrive powered tugs can move heavy loads easily

Powered tugs—battery operated pedestrian tugs

Electrodrive's Australian-made electric tug range

Battery Powered Tug: Tug Compact

Tug Compact

500 kg tow capacity.

Suitable for moving trolleys, medical/linen carts or bins around warehouses, hospitals, linen service, casinos, hospitality, retail or universities.

Electrodrive Battery Powered Tug: Tug Axis

Tug Axis 1T/2T

Up to 2000 kg tow capacity.

Suitable for transporting medical carts around hospitals or moving heavy specialist equipment in airports, factories, warehouses, apartment buildings or large facilities.

Stainless steel powered tug

Tug Axis 2T: Stainless Steel

Up to 2000 kg tow capacity.

Corrosion-resistant tug, suitable for food/beverage manufacturers and environments where washdowns are frequent.

Electrodrive Battery Powered Tug: Tug Axis

Tug Axis 4T/5T

Up to 5000 kg tow capacity.

Suitable for heavy wheeled equipment, bogie wheels, light aircraft or planes, heavy machinery, trailers, caravans, specialist equipment and trolleys in airports, factories, warehouses, apartment buildings or large facilities.

Electrodrive Battery Powered Tug: Tug Rise

Tug Rise

1000 kg tow capacity on 15° ramps (or up to 5,000 kg on flat surfaces.

Suitable for moving heavy bins and trolleys on sloped driveways and ramps, around high-rise buildings/apartment basements, or around caravan parks.

Electrodrive Battery Powered Tug: Tug Tough range

Tug Tough

10,000 kg tow capacity.

Suitable for towing heavy vehicle for maintenance, pulling buses or trucks through a production line, towing airplanes/aircraft in and out of hangars.

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Ride-on tugs v Pedestrian tugs

Why buy a standalone pedestrian tug instead of a ride-on tug?

Ride-on v Pedestrian tugs

It's all in the ergonomics

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Ex-demonstration Electrodrive models

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Ergonomic materials handling equipment for towing heavy loads

Also known in the industry as a pedestrian operated tug, electric tug, electric trailer puller, electric load puller, electric tugger, trailer tug or power tugger, an Electrodrive powered tug is an ergonomically-designed, battery-operated machine designed for safely moving heavy wheeled loads. Manufactured here in Australia, our range of electric tugs enable a single user to tow up to 10 tonnes, while reducing the risk of injury—back and side strain—from manually pushing and pulling.

Tow up to 10 tonnes with an Australian-made battery powered tow tug

Built to perform, our range of battery powered tugs make it possible for a single person to move up to 10,000 kg of equipment. Unlike a forklift, you don't need a license to operate a tug, and since they are designed to tow loaded trolleys, carts and trailers alongside a walking operator, you will always have maximum forward visibility, eliminating the risk of collision with other people or equipment. Our tugs are also very manoeuvrable, at home in tight corridors or areas with heavy traffic, and because they're battery powered, they are also quiet, allowing them to be used in hospitals and commercial areas.

Efficiently move heavy equipment with a powered tow tug

Powered tugs are used in a wide variety of applications, in a wide variety of industries. From delivering stock inside shopping centres, to moving heavy trolleys and carts through tight hospital corridors, to moving very heavy equipment and machinery around factory floors, to moving trailers and caravans, we have an electric tug that can help you or your staff move heavy loads safely.

Common applications

  • Retail—moving heavy roll cages from loading docks to shelves.

  • Healthcare and hospitality—moving heavy linen carts to the laundry.

  • Supermarkets and airports—moving long trains of empty trolleys.

  • Construction—moving building materials through narrow sites.

  • Food and beverage—moving heavy industrial bowls of ingredients and products. Read about our stainless steel tugs.

  • Waste management—moving heavy bins to collection points or dumper bins.

  • Manufacturing and assembly—moving heavy equipment like vehicles, glass, components, industrial equipment or machinery, or finished products through a production line.

  • Warehouse and factory—towing trolleys, trailers, carts and bins.

  • Rail—moving bogies or trams.

Hitching and accessories

Check the hitching and accessories page for more information.