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LEARN THE BENEFITS TO IMPLEMENTING A TUG SYSTEM

Most manufacturing facilities are faced with three main challenges to achieve operational excellence: safetylabor efficiency, and productivity

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.

Visibility
Visibility Image

Tug System:

 

Clear

VS

Forklift:

 

Limited

Stability
Load Stability

Tug System:

 

Stable

VS

Forklift:

 

Unstable

Fork Accidents
Fork Strikes Image

Tug System:

 

No

VS

Forklift:

 

Yes

Hydraulic Failure
Hydraulic Systems Image

Tug System:

 

No

VS

Forklift:

 

Yes

Vehicle Traffic
Operational Traffic Image

Tug System:

 

Less

VS

Forklift:

 

More

Inclined Travel
Unconventional Travel Image

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

Tug Benefits
"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.

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