Tow Tractors | Sacramento

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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, also known as “tuggers” are specialized vehicles built to tow goods or raw materials within a warehouse or other industrial operation. Some specific categories of tow tractors may also be employed in airport baggage and cargo handling applications.

Tuggers are available in a variety of designs and capacities, and can be powered by batteries or internal combustion. They are generally set up to tow carts behind them, and come furnished 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, workers can transport goods much more efficiently than moving individual loads on pallet trucks or lift trucks.

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


Tuggers can be utilized for a variety of tasks within a manufacturing operation, from general 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. These carts are transported by tow tractors that are engineered for airport applications.

Tow Tractors Available From Raymond West

Raymond West supplies warehouse tuggers from Raymond, including the 8610 Tow Tractor, which is perfect for batch picking warehouse/plant applications or horizontal transport of up to 10k pounds.

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

Outside of the warehouse, Raymond West offers a broad range of electric, LPG and gas powered tow tractors from Taylor Dunn. This product line includes low, medium and high capacity choices, 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, contact a material handling professional at Raymond West today.

Raymond West's Sacramento facility serves the greater Sacramento area and other parts of Northern California, including Sacramento, Elk Grove, Auburn, Placerville, Vacaville, Fairfield, Sausalito, Napa, Santa Rosa, Redding, Eureka and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Sacramento Material Handling Equipment Supplier

900 National Dr
Sacramento, CA 95834
(800) 675-2500