Tow Tractors | Riverside

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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 (951) 384-2444

What Is A Tow Tractor?

A tow tractor, sometimes called a “tugger” is a vehicle designed to tow goods or raw materials within a warehouse or other industrial operation. A few special kinds of tow tractors are also used in baggage handling operations within airports.

Tuggers are available in a wide range of capacities and designs, and can be powered by batteries or internal combustion. These vehicles are typically configured to tow carts behind them, and are appointed with various types of tow hitches.

How Are Tow Tractors Used?

Tow tractors have many uses across different types of businesses. From light duty to heavy industrial applications, tow tractors are a good fit for many operations.


Horizontal transportation of commodities that do not require stacking is required in many warehouses. Workers can transfer items much more efficiently by attaching several carts to an electric tow tractor as opposed to moving individual loads on pallet trucks or forklifts.

The same concept applies for low level order picking or goods replenishment. On a series of carts, many more items can be transported, saving pickers time by reducing their number of trips.


Tuggers can be used for many applications inside a manufacturing operation, from lightweight parts picking to heavy duty hauling of items like steel bar stock.

Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

The sight of baggage carts being towed from the gate to the terminal is familiar to almost everyone that travels. These carts are transported by tow tractors that are engineered for airport applications.

Tow Tractors Available From Raymond West

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

In addition, Raymond offers a fully automated Automated Guided Vehicle option, the 3020, which is perfectly suited for resource intensive, repetitive functions that can be automated.

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

Tow Tractors Near Me

If you are in the market for a tow tractor, or need more information on available technologies and options, talk to a material handling expert at Raymond West today.

Raymond West's Riverside service area includes Redlands, Colton, Rialto, Bloomington, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Perris, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Coachella Valley and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Riverside Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Riverside, CA
(951) 384-2444