American Sales Development LLC. (ASD) announces the ergonomic ASD electric walkie tug that reduces the effort, strain and chance of injury when moving heavy or unwieldy loads in a manufacturing or warehouse environment. With a capacity of up to 20,000lbs, on wheeled carts or trailers, the unit easily and safely replaces the effort of four persons, or up to 8 persons, with one electric tug.
ASD’s Tug is an electrically powered, walk behind, wheeled cart and trailer mover constructed of formed 1/4" steel plate. The unit has an internal weight package to add traction capabilities. Additional traction is gained by slightly elevating the hitch mechanism, either manually by pushing down on the handle or with an optional electric drive 5th wheel to add some of the weight of the load to the Tug’s drive wheels. With a 36v DC power circuit, heavy duty deep cell batteries and on-board, 5-stage battery charger, the unit can run all day on a single charge. The ASD Tug is ideal for companies developing fork free environments or using lean material flow processes.
The unit can easily haul trains of carts from market areas to line-side assembly areas with effortless movement and great maneuverability in tight spaces. Additional applications are auto shops, food processing, transporting metal stock, paper or textile rolls, rigging, heavy-manufacturing of machine tools, aircraft, boats, trailers, vehicles, or granite tables. Ergonomically the ASD Tug outperforms other material handling methods in ease of use, maneuverability, improved control and greater visibility. The unit’s adjustable ergonomic handle fits any size operator and promotes a comfortable walking posture. No training, licensing or certifications are required and the intuitive controls greatly reduce the operator’s learning curve. Productivity improvements are immediate. The standard receiver unit accommodates many types of hitch attachments. Among these are a 5th wheel hook, pintle hitch, ball hitch, tongue and pin hitch, paper roller, push pad and custom attachments if needed.
The ASD Tug has many standard features that are optional with others. These include variable speed control, horn, high and low speed, belly switch, adjustable handle, on-board battery charger, attachment receiver, foam filled tires, key switch, neutral throttle brake and a traction weight package.