Industrial truck cart system
Mentor, Ohio – Air Technical Industries (ATI) has developed a tow truck and cart transport system that can streamline product flow through facilities. The Tug Master system is a self-contained industrial tug tractor combined with a variety of mobile trailers that form a train to move multiple containers of material or parts to individual workstations. It offers quick, ergonomic, safe and cost-effective movement of products, eliminating multiple trips that would be taken with a fork truck.
Multiple styles of trailers include a lift-and-carry, high lift, and tilt version. Wheeled baskets, pallets, boxes, or equipment can be loaded or rolled on the trailers. Once the trailers have been loaded, the containers will be raised for travel between 3" to 8" for the lift-and-carry variation. After the Tug Master pulls the trailers to a destination, the trailers can lower wheeled containers so they can be rolled right off the trailer. The high lift version raises the load 36" to a comfortable working height while the tilt version provides a 90° container tilt, enabling workers to pick up parts without bending or reaching into the containers, increasing worker efficiency and safety.
The trailers can be equipped with lifting forks, Zero-Low platform for ground level loading, coil rams, cradles or flat platforms. Depending on the weight of the load, one person can transport 3, 4, or 5 trailers at the same time.
One cart carries 50" x 40" x 40" collapsible containers and is caster-equipped at all four corners. Cart capacities are available in 2,800 lb and 4,200 lb. Trailers can be made to meet customers’ specific needs.
Variations of the Tug Master tow trucks are battery powered and have variable speed control. The low-profile, remote-controlled version lets the operator control the Tug Master by wired or radio remote-control from the workstation. The Tug Master can be steerable or travel along a submerged track in the floor. All Tugs are equipped with an automatic braking system, and the stand-up rider type has a foot control brake for safety in addition to the automatic braking system.