The Power Pusher is a versatile pedestrian operated, electric tug / utility vehicle used to move, push, pull, steer and manoeuvre industrial loads.
Originally invented in the early 1960’s to push immobilised vehicles, the Power Pusher has been continually developed for over 50 years and now has a comprehensive range of attachments for the materials handling market. Some of these attachments are specific to a particular industrial sector eg. for Pushing Cable Drums and Paper Reels and some of the attachments are more generalised eg. for Pushing & Pulling loads on Trolleys and Carts or for Moving heavy loads on industrial skates.
Our Power Pusher electric tugger is a cost-effective alternative to a forklift truck or other ride-on vehicle and is significantly safer and quicker than having employees attempt to manually move such heavy loads.
Since Power Pushers are not lifting devices (such as forklifts) and are classified as Pedestrian Electric Tugs, they are not subject to Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and do not require the operator to have a driving licence. This means that virtually all your workforce may be trained in the use of the Power Pusher, thereby eliminating wait times for suitably qualified staff.
They are also much smaller than forklift trucks and therefore take up less space on the factory floor, enabling more space to be profitably allocated to production rather than materials movement.
The HSE advise that there some 5,000 accidents per year involving workplace transport. The primary cause are collisions between vehicles and pedestrians.
One of the key reasons why our customers invest in a Power Pusher is to improve safety in the workplace. By replacing a larger and more expensive forklift with a Power Pusher, the customer is able to significantly reduce manual handling risks of injury to employees.
Power Pusher Specifications
||400W or 550W, 24V DC with 125A programmable controller|
|Batteries||2xEM60AHr, sealed VRLA, Gel, IATA approved|
|Battery Charger||On-Board, IP68, multi-input voltage, 2 x 10A output|
|Wheels/Tyres||Foam-Filled, Puncture-proof with free-wheel hubs, 14×5.5-6|
|Braking||Regenerative as standard|
|Other features||Keyswitch off/on, variable throttle, Hand & Wheel Guards, Emergency Reverse, Horn, Battery gauge, main isolator fuse, Emergency Stop|
|Options||Motion Bleeper, Strobe, Non-marking tyres, Stainless Steel, ATEX Zone 1|