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Electrodrive’s 3.5T Tug Classic delivers an engineered solution to move timber trusses

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article image Pre-fabricated timber trusses are difficult to move due to their physical span and weight
The 3.5-tonne Tug Classic from Electrodrive helped a leading Melbourne-based roof truss supplier move their trusses from the processing area to the loading area.

Pre-fabricated timber trusses are difficult to move due to their physical span and weight. The supplier, who catered to Victorian residential building contractors, found that the forklift being used for the task compromised the safety of their workers in addition to limiting their productivity.

Electrodrive was commissioned to provide an engineered solution with three key objectives:
  • Compatibility with other plant and equipment
  • Certainty in the product
  • Improved productivity and efficiency
The Tug Classic supplied by Electrodrive eliminated the need for forklifts in the pedestrian occupied processing facility. In addition to a zero-emission design, which significantly improved the air quality of the environment, the tug was made adaptable to use with existing trolleys at a low cost implementation.

Key features and benefits of the Tug Classic:
  • Capacity: 1, 2 and 3.5 tonne tugs available
  • Moves heavy trolleys and wheel objects safely and efficiently
  • Quiet, smooth operation with zero emissions
  • Easy attachment to trolleys, manual or automated hitches
  • Simple to use, no driver’s licence required
  • Reduced manual handling, eliminating heavy lifting and pushing
  • Increased efficiency in process automation
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced operator fatigue

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