Electric Tugs

Why work harder when you can work smarter? At Brennan, we offer electric tug rental and purchasing to make your job faster, simpler, and safer.

What Are Electric Tugs?

An electric tug is a battery-powered, employee-operated machine used to move heavy loads on wheels and rails. Tugs move loads across a single level; they do not lift the load clear off of the ground, so the load must be on wheels to be transported. In addition, users do not need a license to operate electric tugs because they are not lifting the load directly off the ground.

Electric tugs” is the most commonly used term for this equipment; however, suppliers and customers also refer to them as battery-powered tugs, electric hand trucks, electric tuggers, and pedestrian-operated tugs. 

Their full rubber, high-traction wheels and interchangeable battery packs make them extremely easy to operate. Electric tugs eliminate the need for physical effort, protecting the user’s body; this allows for more efficient work because they can move several heavy loads simultaneously. 

Types of Electric Tugs

Brennan offers several types of electric tugs. Each type of electric tug has a purpose:

Tow Tractors

Tow tractors enhance productivity because they can deliver materials throughout your company’s warehouse in a timely fashion. They’re equipped with AC motors for increased efficiency and runtime, and they require minimal maintenance, so you never have to worry about relying on employee strength and agility to get the job done. Tow tractors take care of everything you need without putting your employees at risk of injury or exhaustion. 

Tow tractors also provide multiple hitch options, ensuring that you can transport loads of all different sizes. We offer three tow tractor options depending on the weight of the loads and the needs of your facility:

  • Core Tow Tractor – 10,000-pound lift capacity, boosting productivity and efficiency
  • Mid Tower Tractor – Equipped with productivity-boosting ergonomics and quick acceleration to keep your operation in it for the long haul
  • Large Tow Tractor – Tugging capacity of over 50,000 pounds; quick acceleration, which is ideal for maneuvering around planes and ground support equipment

Tow Tractors are designed with programmable performance capabilities, allowing you to set parameters to meet your operation’s goals, needs, and load capacity.

Power Tow Tugs

Power tow tugs—also referred to as “aircraft tugs”—are a more efficient way to transport aircraft. 

If you’ve been to an airport recently, you may have noticed gas-powered tugs pulling aircraft on the runway. Gas-powered tugs are still more common than power tow tugs because they’ve been around for years, and making a change as significant as that can be intimidating. Power tow tugs are one of the newest additions to aircraft transportation and offer many more benefits than the traditional gas-powered tug, including: 

  • No emissions produced
  • Minimal noise
  • No hangar rash
  • Overall lower cost  

Trailer Tugs (Electric)

Electric trailer tugs are used for boat trailers, utility trailers, camper trailers, and more. Non-electric trailer tugs can be difficult to operate by hand; electric trailer tugs offer enhanced maneuverability through tight transitions

Work Smarter With Brennan

Brennan offers rental and purchase options for all of your electric tug needs. For over 60 years, we’ve been providing excellent customer service and supporting businesses with the products and equipment they need to complete various projects.

Work smarter, more efficiently, and keep employees safe by taking advantage of our electric tugs. Contact us today to get started!

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