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Tug Axis 4T / 5T—powered tug

Battery powered tug with a 4 or 5 tonne tow capacity


Features at a glance

Up to 5 tonne tow capacity.

Turret with turret lock for easy reversing.

Three speed motor with emergency stop.


Electrodrive's Tug Axis application in a warehouse
Tug Axis towing a loaded trolley through a warehouse
Tug Axis 5T with a hydraulic arm lift hitch towing a trailer
Tug Axis 5T with a hydraulic arm lift hitch towing a trailer
Electrodrive's Tug Axis towing a light aircraft
Light aircraft mover

Australian-made ergonomic electric tug

The Tug Axis pedestrian operated electric tug is another powerful workhorse in the Electrodrive powered tug range. Available in 4 and 5 tonne models, the Tug Axis is designed to improve safety and efficiency, while reducing the risk of accidents that can occur when manually moving very heavy loads.

Ergonomically designed, the powered Tug Axis positions the user in front-of-the-load. The tiller control provides a natural walking posture, reducing the risk of strain or injury. With maximum forward vision the risk of collisions with pedestrians or objects is minimised. Read more about Electrodrive's ergonomically designed tugs.

Battery operated and rechargeable, the Tug Axis features an ergonomic foldable tiller handle for ease of use, three speed controls with forward and reverse, and emergency stop and 'back-off' buttons for maximum safety.

A wide range of hitches available for easy hitching to trolleys and loads.

Typical applications

Suitable for large retail and heavy industrial towing, such as heavy wheeled equipment, bogie wheels, light aircraft or planes, heavy machinery, heavy specialist equipment, trailers, caravans and trolleys.

It can be used in airports, factories, warehouses, apartment buildings or large facilities.

Features and specifications

Order code

Tug Axis 4 tonne (no hitch): TUGAXIS4TNH
Tug Axis 5 tonne (no hitch): TUGAXIS5TNH

Tow capacity

TUGAXIS4TNH: 4000 kg
TUGAXIS5TNH: 5000 kg

(For towing on flat ground, with reduced towing capacity up to 8 degrees.)

Max. speed

Up to 4 km per hour.

Speed mode

Three speed control with forward, reverse and emergency stop.


  • Battery operated and rechargeable.

  • Ergonomic design.

  • Simple to use.

  • Quiet, smooth operation.

  • Zero emissions.

  • Turret with turret lock for easy reversing.

  • Four wheels for maximum stability.


Country of origin

Designed and manufactured in Australia.

Safety features

  • Intuitive control with standard automatic safety brake, forward and reverse drive.

  • Emergency stop button.

  • Emergency back-off button.


  • Comprehensive 12-month warranty.

  • Six month warranty on battery and charger.


Training and servicing programs are available.

Download our Preventative Maintenance Plans for more information.


Two 12V-70Ah rechargeable batteries (deep cycle, long-lasting, maintenance-free) with 24V smart charger.
Optional upgrade: 100Ah batteries.

Dimensions (L/W/H)

TUGAXIS4TNH: 1465/790/875 mm
TUGAXIS5TNH: 1740/900/905 mm

A diagram of the Tug Axis 4T/5T with its dimensions


The powered tug range

The Powered Tug range


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