How to Determine the Load for Electric Pushers

The nominal towing capacity for Tractive Power’s range of electric pushers relates to the weight that can be pulled on the flat surface, with a friction coefficient of 0.5 – such as dry concrete or bitumen.

As the leading provider of battery-powered tugs, we are going to share how you can determine the load that can be pushed by one of our vehicles below.

Measuring Load Capability

The nominal towing capacity of battery-powered tugs relates to the weight that can be pulled on a flat surface. The practical rule of thumb that determines which tug is best for your application is to get the pull force required to start your load moving and divide it by 0.04; which gives you the towing force.

Measuring the pull force needed to start the load moving can be done with a weight scale, such as the type used to weigh produce at greengrocers or the more modern digital luggage scales.

It is crucial to measure the pull force required in the worst case of your application. Perhaps a linen cart will need to follow a certain route including flat internal hospital passageways on carpet plus an outside bitumen area with a 6-degree slope.

Work With the Electric Pushers Specialists

If you feel that you have a specific application for electric tugs, Tractive Power also specialises in bespoke product design, meaning we can develop a tractive unit that is customised to your exact requirements.

We offer free consultation and advice to any prospective customers. So if you have a load moving application which needs to be moved safely and efficiently; contact us today.

Tractive Power also works with a number of sales distributors across four continents including Australia, Switzerland, Brazil and Singapore, meaning we can work with customers with load moving needs all over the world.