Moving Loads With Swivel Casters

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Motorized Tug for Moving Loads on Swivel Casters

A load mounted on all swivel casters has the advantage of a very small turning radius, making it highly maneuverable. The disadvantage is that it is not easy to control which direction each caster turns as the load is moved. Because each caster is free to rotate in any direction, the load is highly sensitive to any slope or chamfer in the floor and prone to “rolling downhill”. Furthermore, it is difficult to stop/control the momentum of a heavy cart.  This increases the risk of injury for material handling as it requires additional effort not only to move the load but, also to accurately position and steer the load. This often results in modest sized loads requiring two or more people to move them safely. The PowerTug™ is specifically designed to overcome these issues and enable a single person to both move and accurately steer these type of loads

Testimonials


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"I have had a few people try it out with our custom cart and they like it very much! It makes the job quite simple. We like the speed of it, how it handles, and how easy it is to maneuver."

Justin F. - Sage Glass
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"One worker now moves the rails of beef sides all day long without breaking a sweat."

Tim S. - Aurora Packing
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"I am impressed with Nu-Star’s willingness to do a custom design for such a challenging application and I am happy with the final product."

Jonathan P. - Corhart Refractories
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“The mover is a safe, convenient solution for moving aluminum in various forms, from flat stock to completed boat. It requires no special training and saves us time and labor."

Anna D. - Alumacraft Boat Co.
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“This was the first electric wheelbarrow I have used,” said Conn. “It was great not to have to worry about noise and gas during the project."

McGough Construction
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“The ramp was really steep, and really slippery, but the electric wheelbarrow went up smoothly with no problems at all."

Jim Ashwill Owner - Ashwill Flooring
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“We get more production out of our crew with the E-750 Electric Wheelbarrow, completing projects 20%-30% faster, morale is improved and they are happier and less tired at the end of the day"

Shasta Frandrup Owner - Timberland Outdoor Services, Inc.
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“Very easy to control and maneuver, I like a lot of the built-in safety mechanisms it has that I wouldn’t have even considered."

Timmy H. – Eli Lilly and Company
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“We love the E-750 Electric Wheelbarrow ! The run flat tires are awesome. We do a lot of work around construction and have had probably 20 nail issues and zero problems. The battery life is insane, we can get an entire week out of a full charge!"

Steve H. - Phoenix Exterior
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