Tow Tractors | Seattle

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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 (253) 333-2100

What Is A Tow Tractor?

A tow tractor, sometimes called a “tugger” is a vehicle intended to tow products or raw materials within a warehouse or other industrial operation. A few special categories of tow tractors may also be employed in baggage handling operations within airports.

Tuggers are available in a variety of designs and capacities, and can be powered by batteries or internal combustion. These vehicles are typically set up to tow carts behind them, and are appointed with tow hitches for this purpose.

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 attaching numerous carts behind an electric tow tractor, workers can transport goods much more efficiently than moving individual loads on pallet jacks 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 put to use for a variety of tasks within a manufacturing plant, from general 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 tarmac 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 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.

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

Outside of the warehouse, Raymond West offers a broad range 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 would like to learn more about tow tractors, or need more information on available options and technologies, get in touch with a material handling professional at Raymond West today.

Raymond's Seattle service operation includes most of Western Washington, including Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Everett, Tukwila, Renton, SeaTac, Burien, Kent, Federal Way, Fife, Sumner, Auburn, Tacoma, Lakewood, Puyallup, Olympia, Lacey and surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Seattle Material Handling Equipment Supplier

6607 S 287th St
Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 333-2100