With our electric tow tractors, you will be well equipped to tackle any logistical challenge. Loads weighing up to 28 tons are transported from goods receipt to distribution and production with the utmost efficiency and flexibility. Unlike vehicles with combustion engines, electric tow tractors are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The robust construction, spring-loaded wheels and super-elastic drive wheel ensure optimum drive both on smooth industrial floors and in outside areas. These features make our electric tow trucks ideal for intralogistics applications in warehouses and production facilities.
Our emission-free tow trucks offer all the benefits of 3-phase AC technology. Compared to DC motors, 3-phase AC motors feature a smaller number of components and wear parts. This means that the motor is virtually maintenance-free and produces significantly lower running costs thanks to improved energy efficiency. It also has a positive impact on handling and performance. Rapid changes in direction are possible without the usual “delay in response”. In addition, travel comfort and safety can be greatly enhanced with automatic control mechanisms such as curveCONTROL.
Individual coupling solutions allow you to use our tow tractors with a range of different trailer types, which can be connected to form a tow train. You can employ both standard couplings and modified couplings. The tow trains travel from station to station according to a predefined route, where freight items are loaded and unloaded at each stop. This allows you to transport a large number of loads with just a few trucks, which significantly reduces your travel times.
Tow trains with high directional stability offer the advantage of ensuring that the trailers follow exactly the same path set by the electric tow tractors. This allows for safe travel both inside and outside the rack aisle and allows you to easily avoid any obstacles. When equipped with a directionally stable tiller, any one of our tow tractors can be converted into a stable tow train in combination with a suitable trailer type.
Intelligent automation components transform our electric tractors into Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Combined with intelligent software, they can make your entire warehouse more efficient and cost-effective. As an expert automation partner, we will plan and implement an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system tailored to your needs, enabling you to automatically increase the cost-effectiveness of your warehouse.
Moving goods of different sizes and weights in a single journey: For 70 years, tow tractors from Jungheinrich have been making exactly that possible. With our modern electric tow tractors, powerful, environmentally friendly towing trucks meet versatile trailer solutions – together they create unbeatable tow trains!
The tow train ensures safe and efficient material flow. All trailers follow the track of the electric tow tractor as precisely as if they were travelling on rails. This not only saves time and money, but also reduces the risk of accidents.
In our free guide, we explain in detail and without obligation how you can make the material flow smoother and more fail-safe with the help of Jungheinrich electric tow tractors.
If you have not yet used any tow tractors, you will find the most important information for initial planning steps as well as detailed descriptions in Guide 1 - including clear graphics. Guide 2 contains a product list with technical specifications. See for yourself why switching to our electric tow tractors is so worthwhile!
What does “directionally stable trailers” mean?
Directionally stable trailers follow the truck in front with almost 100% accuracy. This means that traffic routes can be minimised, leaving more space available for production and provision.
What steps do I need to take when introducing the new system?
First of all, it is important to recognise the different loading devices. In addition, all origins and destinations (charging and discharging stations) must be identified. How should loading and unloading be carried out in each situation? Jungheinrich specialist advisors will be happy to assist you with the first steps. After that, based on the information, the right tow trailer solution can be selected.
What advantages does the tow train offer over individual supply?
The tow train offers several advantages: Reduction of traffic during operation with economic, safety and ecological advantages. Planned material transport increases the reliability of supply in production.
Wouldn’t it be better to opt for automation straight away?
Automation is currently a big trend in logistics. That's why the tow train from Jungheinrich is also available in automated form. Generally speaking, this is a bridging technology from individual supply to automated material supply. Due to changing production processes and production volumes, the tow train is the more flexible product for material supply within production for many customers. It offers cost advantages over individual supply and adjustments can be made at any time at short notice.
Does the tow train also travel backwards?
A tow train is usually directionally stable when travelling forward. As there can be up to six trailers, reversing is not an option. A tow train normally drives a circular route, so reversing is not necessary. For fine positioning, it is possible to manoeuvre in reverse.
Can I also travel outside with the tow train?
There are many different trailer solutions. These include trailers for indoor as well as outdoor use. There are also trailers for both areas. Depending on your requirements, we can offer you the right solution. Your Jungheinrich contact will provide detailed advice.
Why does a lithium-ion battery have so many advantages for tow trains?
Due to the planned routes and the central charging point for the tow train, there are many options for booster charging. For example, a small lithium-ion battery is usually sufficient for use where a large lead-acid battery was previously used.
For smaller loads that are only moved over short distances, our tow bar tractors are ideal. With different coupling systems for different trailer systems, the manoeuvrable electric tow bar tractors can be turned on the spot and can also be used in tow trains with high directional stability.
The versatile tow trucks of this design offer powerful load transport in a tow train or with various trailers. The ergonomic design of the stand-in tow tractors both allows your employees to work in comfort and ensures maximum driving safety.
With rapid acceleration and high top speeds, dynamic rider-seated tow tractors with fully suspended chassis offer solid power for transporting loads up to 10 tons in indoor and outdoor use. The comfortable driver’s seat combines sufficient legroom and easily accessible controls.
Our versatile platform tractors support the fast supply of parts both indoors and outdoors and can also be used as four-wheel tow trucks for loads up to 1.5 tons. In addition, the electro-hydraulic steering offers precision driving with little effort.
You can contact our specialist consultants by filling out a product enquiry form. They will be happy to advise you in the selection of the right electric tow tractor models for you. You can also purchase additional useful warehouse tools and equipment for your intralogistics in the Jungheinrich PROFISHOP.
As an alternative to purchasing an electric tow tractor, Jungheinrich also offers you the option of getting one on finance. Our financial experts will be happy to advise you on leasing or hire agreements.
We’re also happy to talk about short-term solutions. If you have to cope with peaks in demand or increase handling performance in seasonal business, we also offer electric tow tractors for temporary hire.