Tow Tractors | Tucson

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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 (520) 729-4222

What Is A Tow Tractor?

A tow tractor, sometimes called a “tugger” is a vehicle designed to tow merchandise or raw materials within warehouses or manufacturing plants. A few special kinds of tow tractors may also be employed in airport baggage and cargo handling applications.

Tuggers are available in a variety of capacities and designs, and can be powered by batteries or internal combustion. They are usually designed to tow carts behind them, and are appointed 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. Operators can transfer items much more efficiently by attaching many 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 operators time by reducing their number of trips.


Tuggers can be put to use for a variety of tasks within a manufacturing plant, 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 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 supplies warehouse tuggers from Raymond, including the 8610 Tow Tractor, which is ideal for batch picking warehouse/plant applications or horizontal transport of up to 10k pounds.

Raymond also provides a fully automated Automated Guided Vehicle option, the 3020, which is ideal for repetitive, resource intensive functions that can be automated.

Outside of the warehouse, Raymond West provides a wide array 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’re considering the purchase of a tow tractor, or need more information on available technologies and options, contact a material handling professional at Raymond West today.

Raymond West's Tucson facility serves Pima County, including Tucson, South Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas

Raymond West | Tucson Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Tucson Service Area
(520) 729-4222