battery powered tugs


Here at Tractive Power, we often get asked questions about our battery-powered tugs. So, to help everyone out, we put have together some of our most frequently asked questions. However, if your question isn’t below, get in touch with us, and a member of the team will be happy to answer any specific questions you have.


What types of Bogie Pushers do you have?

Tractive Power offers many different types of bogie pushers. The TP500HD Tractive Pusher is pedestrian-operated and battery-powered. This pusher is designed to push and pull train wheelsets and bogeys and will move up to 50,000kg. Whilst the TP3000 Tractive Pusher can move lines of carriages in train maintenance depots up to 400,000kg.

The TP500HD, TP1000, TP2000, and TP3000 Rail Movers are used frequently within the railway industry and have the capability of moving up to 50,000kg, 100,000kg, 200,000kg, and 400,000kg respectively.


What’s the maximum load your electric tugs can handle?

This depends on your requirements. For example, our TP500HD Rail Mover can move up to 50,000kg on rails. Whereas the Tractive Pusher TP3000 can move up to 400,000kg on rails, which is ideal for use in a range of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, agricultural, construction, and railway. If you have specific requirements, please get in touch.


What industries use your electric battery-powered tugs?

Our battery-powered tugs are used by a host of industries such as the automotive, aerospace, construction, food, logistics, paper, railway, and textiles markets.

Electric tugs can also be used for the following applications :

  • Moving heavy agricultural products in manufacturing processes such as combine harvesters and crop sprayers
  • Use electric tugs to move luxury yachts on cradles during boat building construction
  • Moving glass A-frames in double glazing manufacturing environments
  • Electic tugs can help with moving waste and wheelie bins in maintained apartment sites


Is all of your design work done in-house?

Yes, the Tractive Power team is high-skilled and has years of experience. Meaning that we can design bespoke, battery-powered tugs specific to our customers’ requirements.


Do you offer a free consultation?

Tractive Power offers a FREE consultation to all of our prospective customers about all of our products. Alternatively, take a look through our guides which provide extra information on the tugs we offer or download our brochure.


Can electric tugs improve my company’s health and safety?

Our range of battery-powered tugs removes the manual strain of transporting and moving goods and loads around warehouses and factories. Electric tugs keep the operator safe from lifting injuries, with the machine enabling the movement of goods in an efficient manner, and in turn improving the health and safety of your team.


Will electric tugs improve the productivity of my workforce?

Electric tugs as mentioned, increased the health and safety of a workforce. By reducing the exposure to the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Meaning that with fewer injuries in the workforce, there will be fewer days taken for sickness, and fewer manual handling tasks.


Do you offer services outside of the UK?

At Tractive Power, we work with a range of sales vendors all around the world. Including distributors in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, and Turkey


Where are you based?

We are based in Cheddleton, Staffordshire, which is approximately a 1-hour drive from Birmingham. Our address is Unit 5, Churnetside Business Park, Station Road, Cheddleton, ST13 7EE.


Are Tractive Power electric tugs environmentally friendly?

Using a battered powered tug is a more environmentally friendly alternative to using a forklift truck when moving heavy loads. The chances of product damage are also significantly lowered using electric tuggers as the load will be kept on a flat surface.


Are electric tugs low maintenance?

When you purchase one of our battery-powered tugs, we will offer you a scheduled maintenance program to ensure your product has maximum uptime. We understand equipment can be subjected to accidental damage, so having a periodical inspection can pick up potential issues that could occur over time.


Do you offer a maintenance and repair service for electric tugs?

Tractive Power offers a standard call and repair service for its customers. Plus, we can implement scheduled visits to complete preventative maintenance, and service interval points, which helps our customers to receive the maximum uptime from the machine with uninterrupted operation.


Do you offer any training services?

Although our Tractive Power units don’t require a license to operate, we would always recommend having full operator training on delivery. This is a service we offer, and it ensures that all of your employees, that use our Tractive Power units, are competent operators with a good working knowledge of the product. We can also offer further training if you have new staff, or staff need a refresher.


Do I need a license to operate an electric tug?

You don’t need a formal license to operate our range of electric tugs but Tractive Power will offer sufficient training on delivery for all users.


Got any more questions? Get in Touch!

If there are any questions we haven’t answered here, please contact us today and one of our team of specialists will be able to help you out.