Tow Tractors | Santa Barbara

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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 (805) 749-2777

What Is A Tow Tractor?

Tow tractors, also known as “tuggers” are specialized vehicles designed to tow merchandise or raw materials within a warehouse or other industrial operation. Some specific kinds of tow tractors are also used in airport baggage and cargo handling applications.

Tuggers can be powered by batteries or internal combustion, and come in a huge variety of capacities and designs. They are usually configured to tow 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. They can be a good fit for many types of operations, from light duty to heavy industrial uses.


In many warehouses, there is a need for horizontal transport of goods that don’t need stacking. By attaching several carts behind an electric tow tractor, operators 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. On a series of carts, many more items can be transported, saving pickers time by reducing their number of trips.


Tow tractors can be used for a variety of tasks inside a manufacturing facility, from lightweight parts picking to heavy duty hauling of items like steel bar stock.

Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

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

Tow Tractors Available From Raymond West

Raymond West supplies warehouse tuggers from Raymond, including the 8610 Tow Tractor, which is perfect for batch picking or horizontal transport of up to 10,000 lbs.

In addition, Raymond offers a fully automated AGV option, the 3020, which is perfect for repetitive, resource intensive functions that can be automated.

Beyond the warehouse, Raymond West offers a full line of LPG, gas and electric powered tow tractors from Taylor Dunn. This lineup includes low, medium and high capacity choices, with towing capacities 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 options and technologies, contact a warehouse expert at Raymond West today.

Raymond West's Santa Barbara County service area includes Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Santa Barbara Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Santa Barbara County, CA
(805) 749-2777