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Raymond West supplies Tow Tractors and other warehouse vehicles throughout the West.

We are among the largest suppliers of material handling equipment in the state.

Call us today at (800) 675-2500

What Is A Tow Tractor?

Tow tractors, often called “tuggers” are vehicles designed to tow products or raw materials within a warehouse or other industrial operation. A few special categories of tow tractors can also be utilized in airport baggage and cargo handling applications.

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

How Are Tow Tractors Used?

Tow tractors have many uses in a variety of industries. They can be a good fit for many types of operations, from light duty to heavy industrial uses.


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

The same concept applies for low level order picking or goods replenishment. Many more items can be loaded and moved on carts, saving pickers time by avoiding multiple trips.


Tow tractors can be put to use for many jobs within a manufacturing plant, from routine parts picking to heavy duty hauling of items like steel bar stock.

Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

The sight of baggage carts being transported from the tarmac to the terminal is familiar to almost everyone that travels. Tow tractors designed for airport use are responsible for hauling these carts.

Tow Tractors Available From Raymond West

Raymond West carries a full line of warehouse tow tractors from Raymond, including the 8610 Tow Tractor, which is perfect for batch picking or horizontal transport of up to 10,000 lbs.

Raymond also offers a fully automated AGV version, the 3020, which is perfectly suited for repetitive, resource intensive duties that can be automated.

Outside of the warehouse, Raymond West supplies a full line of electric, LPG and gas powered tow tractors from Taylor Dunn. This lineup includes low, medium and high capacity options, 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 technologies and options, talk to a material handling professional at Raymond West today.

Raymond West's Fremont facility serves all of the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Richmond, Vallejo, Concord, Pleasanton, Livermore and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | San Francisco Bay Area Material Handling Equipment Supplier

41400 Boyce Rd
Fremont, CA 94538
(800) 675-2500