Moving pre-fabricated timber trusses

Tug Classic (Classic 3.5T)
Tug Classic (Classic 3.5T)

The Tug Classic comes standard with automatic electromagnetic park braking, forward and reverse drive controls, variable speed control, lever operated throttle, a high capacity programmable controller and an emergency brake release.

Moving pre-fabricated timber trusses is awkward by nature due to their physical size and weight.  

One of Melbourne's leading suppliers of pre-fabricated timber roof trusses to Victorian residential building contractors found the onerous task of moving their trusses from the processing are to their loading area with a forklift was compromising the safety of their employees as well as limiting their productivity.

Electrodrive was commissioned to provide an engineered solution which had to meet important criteria: compatibility with other plant and equipment; certainty in the product and improved productivity and efficiency.  

The Tug Classic (3.5 tonne) was the perfect fit.  It eliminated the need for forklifts in a pedestrian occupied processing facility; it emits zero omissions which have significantly improved the air quality of the environment and most importantly, the Tug was made adaptable to use with existing trolleys at a low cost implementation.

About Tug Classic

  • Capacity: 1, 2 and 3.5 tonne models available
  • Move heavy trolleys and wheel objects safely and efficiently
  • Quiet, smooth operation with zero emissions
  • Easy attachment to trolleys, manual or automatic hitches
  • Simple to use, no driver's licence required

Benefits of implementation

  • Reduced manual handling, eliminating heavy lifting and pushing
  • Increased efficiency in process automation
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced operator fatigue