RICO's heavy duty walkie grip tow tractors have been very popular in many industries. With rolling load capacities as high as 200,000 lbs., this
compact powerful truck is ideal for gripping the end of a semi-live loads.
The truck is designed to grip the load, the load wheels will then lift off the floor
and the tugger lift truck is literally attached to the load. The principle is simple, it's
easier to park a straight truck rather than a fifth wheeled vehicle. This lift truck
was originally designed back in the early 50's for the automotive industries to
grab and tow car body dollies.
There have been many users of this type of tractor out side the automotive industry.
With many available hitch types and tow capacities the RICO tow tugger is the ideal solution to many user's needs. The design of the featured truck is to tow parts carts in and out of the
assembly area of one of the largest auto makers in the world. The tugger lift truck
has the option of the adjustable steps to handle different heights of carts to be towed.