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Mark Thiel

Tow Tractor | Albuquerque


What Is A Tow Tractor?

Tow tractors, often called “tuggers” are vehicles designed to tow goods or raw materials within a warehouse or other industrial operation. Some special categories of tow tractors are also used in airport baggage and cargo handling applications.

Tuggers are available in a broad range of designs and capacities, and can be powered by batteries or internal combustion. They are typically designed to tow carts behind them, and are furnished with various types of tow hitches.

How Are Tow Tractors Used?

Tow tractors have a wide range of applications across different types of businesses. From light duty to heavy industrial applications, tow tractors are a good fit for many operations.


Horizontal transportation of commodities that do not require stacking is required in many warehouses. By attaching several carts behind an electric tow tractor, workers can transport goods much more efficiently than moving individual loads on pallet jacks or lift trucks.

The same concept applies for low level order picking or goods replenishment. On a series of carts, many more items can be transported, saving pickers time by reducing their number of trips.


Tow tractors can be used for many applications inside a manufacturing facility, from general parts picking to heavy duty hauling of items like steel bar stock.

Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

Most people are familiar with the site of baggage carts being towed from the gate to the terminal. These carts are transported by tow tractors that are designed for airport applications.

Tow Tractors Available From Welch Equipment

Welch Equipment proudly offers warehouse tuggers from Raymond, including the 8610 Tow Tractor, which is ideal for batch picking warehouse/plant applications or horizontal transport of up to 10k pounds.

In addition, Raymond offers a fully automated Automated Guided Vehicle option, the 3020, which is perfectly suited for resource intensive, repetitive functions that can be automated.

Beyond the warehouse, Welch Equipment supplies a broad range of electric, LPG and gas powered tow tractors from other manufacturers. This product line includes low, medium and high capacity choices, with towing capabilities of up to 120,000 lbs on the upper end.

Tow Tractors Near Me

If you’re considering the purchase of a tow tractor, or need more information on available options and technologies, talk to a material handling expert at Welch Equipment today.

Welch Equipment Company Albuquerque

5830 Midway Park Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 822-8043

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