Tow Tractors | Portland

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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 built to tow merchandise or raw materials within a warehouse or manufacturing facility. A few specific kinds of tow tractors are also used in airport baggage and cargo handling applications.

Tuggers are available in a broad range of capacities and designs, and can be powered by batteries or internal combustion. They are typically configured to tow utility carts behind them, and come equipped with tow hitches for this purpose.

How Are Tow Tractors Used?

Tow tractors have a wide range of applications in a variety of industries. From light duty to heavy industrial applications, tow tractors are a good fit for many operations.


In many warehouses, there is a need for horizontal transport of goods that don’t need stacking. By daisy chaining numerous carts behind an electric tow tractor, operators can transport goods much more efficiently than moving individual loads on pallet trucks or forklifts.

For low level order picking or product replenishment, the same approach applies. Many more items can be transported on carts, saving pickers time by avoiding multiple trips.


Tow tractors can be used for many jobs within a manufacturing operation, from lightweight parts picking to moving heavy loads like steel bar stock.

Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

Most people are familiar with the site of luggage carts being towed from the gate to the terminal. Tow tractors engineered for airport use are responsible for hauling these carts.

Tow Tractors Available From Raymond West

Raymond West proudly offers warehouse tow tractors from Raymond, including the 8610 Tow Tractor, which is ideal for horizontal transport of up to 10,000 lbs, or batch picking applications within a warehouse or production facility.

Raymond also manufactures a fully automated AGV option, the 3020, which is perfect for resource intensive, repetitive tasks that can be automated.

Beyond the warehouse, Raymond West provides a full line of electric, LPG and gas powered tow tractors from Taylor Dunn. This product line includes low, medium and high capacity choices, with towing capacities of up to 120,000 lbs on the upper end.

Tow Tractors Near Me

If you would like to learn more about tow tractors, or need more information on available technologies and options, contact a warehouse expert at Raymond West today.

Raymond's Portland service operation includes all of Western Oregon and Southwest Washington, including Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Sherwood, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gladstone, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Happy Valley, Gresham, Troutdale, Woodburn, Salem, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Longview, Kelso and surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Portland Material Handling Equipment Supplier

3148 NE 181st Ave
Portland, OR 97230
(800) 675-2500