V-Move 20t semi-trailer mover
Moves 44,093 lb
The V-Move 20t walk-along electric semi-trailer mover or electric terminal tractor with 10 kW of power is ideal for moving semi-trailers up to 44,093 lb or 20 MT and lifting semi-trailer loads up to 8,818 lb or 5 MT. Due to the large specially engineered footprint, it is very stable and safe and doesn’t require a license to operate while on your property. Also, get the job done fast and safely at up to 3.1 mph. If you need a more powerful semi-trailer mover, see our 40T – the most powerful walk-along semi-trailer mover and @ up to 3.1 mph!
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Our semi-trailer mover tug uses twin efficient 48-volt motors and we pare it with an energy-efficient charger. This V-move tug can move at a speed up to 3.1 mph so you can get the job done fast and safely. It has twin electromagnetic brakes and an electric parking brake. Built into the highly-engineered semi-trailer tug are an anti-tip mechanism to slow you down when turning, a loud vehicle horn to warn others, and optional rear-mount cameras so you can see all around.
The V-Move 20t semi-trailer mover (also called yard truck, yard spotter, yard dog, yard goat, yard hostler, mule, prime mover, or terminal tractor) has twin maintenance-free AC motors (one per drive wheel), which results in a lower total cost of ownership for an AC motor than a DC motor, and is designed to move and stop the loads safely and without any effort from the user. An AC motor has advantages over a DC motor as it has a flatter torque curve to move the load easier, uses less energy most of the time, and smoother operation with no jerking. See this site for real-world comparison of AC vs DC motors: AC Motor Advantages
Back in 2016, Popular Mechanics picked up on the Verhagen battery-powered walk-along semi-trailer mover as the first of its kind: Popular Mechanics Magazine - New Technology
If you are looking to move small boat and camper trailers, try our V-Move XL
Due to twin drive motors and top quality deep aggressive tread tires, this V-Move walk-along trailer mover has great traction. When properly equipped, you can use the standard solid tires in the snow with caution. See our tire and wheel page for advice on winter usage.
The V-Move semi terminal tractors walk-along tugs use the latest Curtis CAN-bus computer controller, dry cell deep-cycle maintenance-free batteries and a US-made UL/CSA approved charger. With the included tilting handle, the V-Move terminal tractor tug has a reduced footprint allowing you to get into tight spots to get at loads. Verhagen backs the 20T and 40T with a two-year limited warranty.
If you have a fleet of our V-move Trailermover tuggers, you can opt for the remote cloud-based monitoring of the tugs giving you asset location tracking and tug statistics monitoring.
Our semi-trailer mover tugs have the option to use a higher capacity and increased cycling AGM motive battery pack or a couple of different sized Motive "Forklift" style flooded cell battery pack for long-running times (up to 12 hours) and years of charge cycling. High capacity Lithium-ion is also available for very long run times and with our optional batteries, we offer the option of a super-fast and efficient opportunity charger. The optional "forklift" style flooded cell battery pack is easy and quick to pull out and exchange with a freshly charged one if you want to affordably use the V-move 20T 24/7.
The V-Move 20t semi-trailer mover is best suited for lighter loads and manufacturers or renters of trailers that need to move them around their facility. Verhagen launched the semi-trailer mover for sale in early 2015. Production was sold out each year well in advance, due to its popularity around the world. Combined with Verhagen Leiden, we have over 45 business years of material handling experience.
V-Move 20t Semi-Trailer Mover Specifications
|Push or Pull||25 MT / 55,116 lb|
|Weight Carry||5 MT / 10,023 lb|
|10 kW / 13.4 hp
17 kW / 22.8 hp
|17,500 Newtons or 3,934 lbf|
|Speed||0 - 5 km/hr / 0 - 3.1 mph|
|Motor Type||AC - maintenance-free|
|Battery Type||8 x 6 volt 245Ah maintenance-free|
|Charger||UL/CSA approved charger included|
|Tug Weight||1,700+ kg / 3,748+ lb|
|Size (lwh)||311x120x100 cm / 123x47x39 in|
Specifications subject to change
Ask us about all the options we have to customize your electric walk-along terminal tractor tug for your use.
From the Board of Directors—Essex County Condominium No. 54…….
Our 2 building condominium complex (60 units total) purchased a V- Move Tug early in 2019 and has been using it exclusively since then.
It is used every week to move garbage bins stored at an underground parking garage to (and from) an above ground pickup area where the bins are emptied by a local waste disposal service.
The bins are stored in an enclosed area where maneuvering in/out is typically challenging, then bins are towed through the underground parking garage and then up to the above ground pickup area via a 90 foot long ramp with a 1:9 gradient. (The above ground pickup location can often be snow covered during winter-so far, no problems)
To date, our V-Move Tug has performed flawlessly. The operator (our contracted maintenance person) is simply delighted with this device, primarily because the garbage handling method used previously was far more complicated and physically demanding.
Suffice to say, the Tug has not only simplified getting the job done, but it has also reduced the overall cost of doing this job. (Previously, a specially equipped truck was used by the pickup service to negotiate the garage ramp, and additional cost was a factor in our decision to use the Tug)
We would also like to say that “Michael” at Xerowaste Solutions has been very helpful throughout the process of supplying the Tug. His experience and advice was most valuable.