Innovative Material Handling Solutions

Converting from forklifts to Taylor-Dunn® tug systems in horizontal material flow areas can help alleviate current operational challenges.

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The rapid rise of ecommerce—in addition to thriving plastics, automotive and tech manufacturing sectors—have created new challenges for warehouse and manufacturing facilities, leading them to look for new ways to drive operational efficiency in order to meet growing demand on labor and resources. Using right-sized, task-matched vehicles across operations can help optimize the entire warehouse or manufacturing process.

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INCREASED SAFETY

Safety is one of the biggest concerns in manufacturing facilities. Every year, there are close to 35,000 OSHA-reportable forklift accidents resulting in serious injury or death.  Since 2002, there have only been 8 total OSHA-reportable tow tractor accidents. Converting to Taylor-Dunn tug systems can drastically reduce your risk of injuries compared to the conventional forklift in horizontal material flow areas.

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Visibility
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Tug System:

 

Clear

VS

Forklift:

 

Limited

Stability
Load Stability

Tug System:

 

Stable

VS

Forklift:

 

Unstable

Fork Accidents
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Tug System:

 

No

VS

Forklift:

 

Yes

Hydraulic Failure
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Tug System:

 

No

VS

Forklift:

 

Yes

Vehicle Traffic
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Tug System:

 

Less

VS

Forklift:

 

More

Inclined Travel
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Tug System:

 

Forward

VS

Forklift:

 

Reverse

"By implementing tug systems, we eliminated forklift accidents in our highest traffic area."

- Environmental Health and Safety Manager

INCREASED LABOR EFFICIENCY

Taylor-Dunn tug systems are up to 4x more efficient for moving materials than a forklift, allowing you to do the same amount with less labor. This freed up labor can now be utilized in other areas of production to further enhance operational efficiency.

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Tug Benefits

Tug Systems reduce material delivery time by up to 50%

Better utilize skilled workers and up to 2x labor efficiency

No state certification requirements and cost

Move higher load volumes in less trips

"By implementing Tow Tractors, I was able to reduce my material delivery time by over 50% and workforce by 10%."

- Manufacturing Engineer

INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Taylor-Dunn tug systems have a lower total cost of ownership by up to 70% compared to forklifts - lower operating costs, lower acquisition costs, and built to last. By converting your forklifts to Taylor-Dunn tug systems in horizontal material flow areas, you can save millions of dollars in operational expenses.

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Increased Productivity
"By converting 24 of our forklifts to tug systems, we were able to save 2.66M over 5 years through vehicle, safety and labor savings"

-Operations Manager

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