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The basic features of a tugger train

Components and functionality of tugger trains

The basic features of a tugger train

Tugger trains are a means of transport for ground-level material transport. They are generally made up of a towing truck and one or more trailers, on which carriers are placed. Both the driving and load handling can be carried out either manually or partly or fully automatically.

An important advantage of the tugger train is its efficiency, as one journey can be used to supply and dispose of different materials to different locations.

Bestandteile Einleitung

Tugger trains with the trailer concept have been in use in non-production areas (e.g. airports, stations, logistics) for a long time. They are also currently being used for to supply production lines, where they supply the production process as required.

Other areas of use for tugger trains include all types of internal transport, wherever goods are regularly being picked up and/or taken away.


Components of a tugger train

Tugger trains with push systems comprise a towing truck and several trailers, which in turn carry the carriers or trolleys.

Towing trucks

Standard tow tractors can be used as the towing truck, from simple standing tow tractors to automated electric tow tractors.

How to select the right towing truck:

  • Long distance - with driver's seat
  • Frequent stops - with standing area
  • Infrequent stops or short distance - with standing or sitting area
  • Route is outside - with driver's seat with speed limit removed