Electric Pushers: The Unsung Heroes of the Warehouse

Many can overlook the potential contribution that electric pushers have to a business. However, here at Tractive Power, we consider our battery-powered tugs as the unsung heroes of the warehouse environment.

Often electric tugs aren’t the focal point in pushing towards automation, digitising, and modernising operations in warehouses. But these manual handling machines ensure that warehouses, all over the world, are kept moving.


How COVID-19 has changed warehouse working


The Coronavirus pandemic meant that warehouse facilities need to change the way they worked. Taking into account social distancing measures. Therefore, businesses moved towards a ‘touchless’ process to help protect their workers.

During this time many warehouses found themselves short-staffed, and are attempting to do more with less. In fact, Covid-19 reinforced the need for automated tools like electric tugs, tow trucks, and burden carriers.

The impact of Covid-19 saw many businesses introduce more shift working, to allow staff to maintain social distancing rules. This is yet another reason why battery-powered pushers can be used in warehouse environments to quicken up manual handling.


Choosing the right electric pusher for your business

At Tractive Power, we offer 4 different types of electric pushers, which allow employees to move heavy loads in a safe and efficient way. These electric tugs give you the ability to lift loads of 5,000kg and 12,000kg. Meaning you can move loads that would be impossible to relocate, manually.

One of our most popular models is the TP 250 Vehicle Mover. That is used in the automotive sector to relocate vehicle parts between build stations in warehouses. This model has a top speed of 6kph, and lifting power of 1,000w on a compact footprint.

In the past, our clients may have chosen their preferred battery-powered tug from a catalogue of choices. Tractive Power now offers a bespoke service design, where we can tailor a product to suit your specific needs. This allows you to choose your own castors, wheels, brakes, and any other safety add-ons you need.


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We are the leading provider of battery-powered tugs across 4 continents, thanks to our extensive sale distribution network. If you have any questions about our range of electric pushers from Tractive Power, please contact us.