Electric & Power Tuggers

Material Handling Specialists offers the highest quality and highest value of industrial vehicles in the market. Tuggers or Electric Vehicles are an intricle part of the Lean process. MHS can provide your company with any custom tugger based on the specifications or needs for your unique application. Each vehicle is engineered to be reliable, rugged, dependable, and efficient requiring as little maintenance as possible. We utilize only quality materials and components, contributing significantly to our high build quality.

We have a wide range of heavy duty industrial tuggers for any industry including Stock Chasers, Personnel Carriers, Burden Carriers, Tow Vehicles, Cargo Carriers, Maintenance vehicles and Tuggers which are all available in standard sizes and capacities which can pull anywhere from 2000 lbs. to over 100,000 lbs. as well as custom configurations to suit your particular application.

Please contact us to discuss your application and get the right equipment for your needs.

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Examples

Tugger Replenishment System to Move 5x More Product

We worked closely with a tire manufacturer to help them design & improve the way they were distributing their product line throughout the plant with our custom industrial trailers. Due to the fact that they had many different size tires coming off the lines, we needed to surmise how big the deck of the trailers needed to be in order to move “X” number of tires per trailer. Once we came up with that number, we had to make sure that the tires were contained and secure during transportation. We accomplished this by making removable sides so the tires could be easily loaded. We also made the sides high enough based on the number of tires that had to be transported per each trip. With the removable sides, our customer was able to load from any side depending which direction they approached the line.

With providing them 10 custom trailers and 2 electric tuggers, we were able to increase efficiency and productivity by 40% as well as reducing their forklift fleet by 3.

Tugger Mobile 2 Bin Line Replenishment System

In this project we worked with an electronic components company, we increased the amount of product getting to their production line by 45%. We did this by creating a “Supermarket” or central staging area in specific location in the facility. From there we created a 2 Bin system by having a material handler replenish the line with components when the line needed them at a particular time. The material handler would deliver the full bin and pick up the empty to be refilled. In this project they decided to use 1 tugger and 5 trailers with shelving to deliver components 5 times the amount then the way they previously did, which was by pallet and fork lift. They were also able to get inventory off the floor and use the inventory on an as need basis.

Tugger National Maintenance Company

MHS furnished a custom MHS-5200 Tug system allowing this client to automate there trash disposal program within a large government facility between buildings. They pull 3 to 4 trash bins at a time. This expedites an increase volume in trash disposal at one time. This program will be expanded to additional facilities in the near future.

Tugger National Maintenance Lean Solution

We worked with a very well know Iron Foundry in Canada that specializes in cast iron molds, dies, machining etc…. They needed to find a better way to move the trailer through tight areas without taking up a lot of room. The hurdle was that they needed to move up to 50,000 lbs at a time. They were moving the trailer manually with the help of 6 employees at once. They wanted to create a safer work environment, reduce the chance of injury to the workers, and create a more efficient way of moving the cast iron, we recommended our heavy duty PAV unit. By mounting the hitch receptacle on the trailer, the weight of the trailer was applied to the heavy duty PAV which gave the unit the traction it needed to move the trailer throughout the plant.

Tugger and Trailer for Fiberglas Fabricator

This fabricator utilized both our tug and trailer systems to transport multiple units of unfinished and finished product from building to building during various stages of manufacturing. This not only condensed there work force, but also allowed them to increase production by adding two product lines.