TOW TRACTORS FOR ALL OPERATIONS
We offer a wide range of towing tractors with capacities from 1 to 60 tons. Toyota towing trucks can pull several load carriers in a train to provide the ideal horizontal transportation solution for delivering pallets, roller cages, and other items throughout a facility. With the right tugger and load carrier, our tow solutions can be useful in many applications such as e-commerce, logistics, airports, and industries.
Pedestrian tow tractors
- Towing capacity up to 2 ton
- Pulling roller cages and trailers
- Easy to use
- Substituting manual handling
- Improved ergonomics for the operator
Stand-on tow tractors
- Towing capacity up to 6 ton
- Easy to hop on/off
- Variety of load carriers available
- Towing and order-picking for e-commerce
- Towing in light to medium industries and other logistics applications
Rider-seated tow tractors
- Towing capacities from 2 to 60 ton
- Long-distance horizontal transportation
- Towing in medium to heavy-duty industries and other logistics applications
- Suitable for cargo and luggage handling at airports, e.g.
Engine powered tow tractors
- Towing capacity up to 60 ton
- Excellent workhorses at airports and harbors
- Diesel and petrol / LPG available
- Cabins are available as options for select models
- Two-seater models available
ARE TOW TRACTORS A GOOD OPTION FOR YOU?
Use these 6 questions to evaluate how a tow tractor would fit into your operational framework.
DO YOU HANDLE ITEMS INSTEAD OF PALLETS?
In manufacturing, where lean, just-in-time thinking calls for exactly the right components to be assembled at a given point in the production process to match order throughput, item handling is necessary to avoid excessive material throughout the process. In the e-commerce business, where single items are selected for end customers and sorted during the picking round, efficient solutions to move products are needed. Item handling is common with roll cage handling.
Here, pedestrian tow tractors are a good solution to improve ergonomics, and they are safer than transporting cages by hand. Overall, pedestrian or rider towing solutions are a good alternative to traditional forklifts when handling single items. They are safe, easy to maneuver, and perfect for transporting pallets and picking single items.
DO YOUR CUSTOMERS EXPECT HIGH FLEXIBILITY IN GROWING E-COM?
With the growing e-commerce businesses, customers expect very fast delivery times. Therefore, single-piece or multi-order picking should be quick and easy.
Dedicated tractor and trolley solutions with customized shelves can optimize your order-picking operation for e-commerce. The tow tractors can also be used for stock replenishment as they provide the flexibility to transport quantities of large and/or small items stock to various locations.
ARE YOU CONSIDERING AUTOMATION IN YOUR WAREHOUSE?
Automation optimizes the flow of goods while minimizing damage, time, and cost. Workers become available to handle more complex tasks instead of repetitive processes. By automating your material handling, you can more easily work just-in-time and have a lean material handling approach.
Repetitive load handling
Automated tow tractors can take over repetitive transport and deliver the goods precisely and safely to the designated station. A good way is to start with standard tow tractors, and when the operation is optimized, you can switch to a semi- or fully-automated solution.
DO YOU NEED TO MOVE MULTIPLE LOADS AT THE SAME TIME?
A tow tractor with a train of trailers will give you great flexibility in the type of goods you can transport. There’s a large variety of load carriers that you can pick and choose from to put together a tow train. This enables you to handle different load sizes, load from one or both sides, and move goods via pallets, boxes, or other load carriers.
Efficient tow trains
Tow train solutions allow for efficient use of manpower and maximize the value added for your business.
IS SAFETY AND OPERATOR COMFORT HIGH ON YOUR PRIORITY LIST?
In a fork-free operation, operators have a clear view from the tow tractor driving position. Tractors tow the load carriers behind them and are only moving forward, which is a big advantage regarding visibility and the possibility of communicating with other tractor drivers.
Especially in busy areas such as airports, visibility and safety are highly important. In addition, driver-seated tow tractors with fully enclosed cabins offer the operators a comfortable workspace during long-distance driving in all weather conditions.
DO YOU PURSUE LEAN PRODUCTION?
The idea behind fork-free handling is replenishing material as it is used rather than keeping excess material on the production floor. Tow tractors can be used for so-called ‘milk runs,’ a continual route tow tractors follow around the factory with stops at designated points, either dropping off or collecting trailers or goods.
Tow tractors are very useful if your operations apply JIT (Just In Time) and Kanban processes. This gives you a lower risk for bottlenecks, with more flexibility and a leaner way of working. Towing vehicles supports an efficient flow; fewer people are needed to move the same amount of goods, and less equipment on the floor leads to a safer working environment and fewer incidents.
WHERE TO USE
Toyota’s wide range of towing tractors includes models for both indoor and outdoor use. Whether you need a pedestrian towing tractor to improve the safety and ergonomics of your workers, if you are handling larger, heavier loads, or if you just need to move goods from point A to B, we’ll advise you on the right tractor and load carrier combination.
ITEM TRANSPORT IN CONFINED SPACES
Pedestrian towing trucks can provide pulling power in many applications, reducing operator strain, increasing safety, and saving time.
JUST-IN-TIME DELIVERY AT PRODUCTION SITES
Flexible transportation of components and finished goods in manufacturing thanks to Toyota’s tow tractors, getting the right items to the right place at the right time. Load carriers can be customized to suit specific needs.
PICKING IN DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
The Toyota towing range allows maximum productivity in order-picking operations. The compact tractors and the trolleys and roll cages help optimize the logistic flow and create effective use of space.
LARGE LOAD HANDLING IN AIRPORTS
Whether it’s light goods in confined spaces such as airport terminals or heavy-duty towing of baggage or cargo, indoor and outdoor, our tow vehicles can handle the job smoothly.