Verhagen Leiden B.V.
RailCar Mover or Train Car Mover
The V-Move walk-along train car mover or railcar mover makes easy work of heavy train car or rapid transit car movement in a yard, ocean port, at a manufacturing plant, or at a maintenance facility.
Increase your efficiency by moving a train car by hand with a walk-along pedestrian operated tug by moving more than one railcar with the V-Move. Shipping yards and ports will benefit using a V-Move railcar mover as it will lower their capital costs, lower their operating costs, and reduce their environmental footprint. Even vs a full-sized electric railcar mover, the V-Move has a smaller environmental footprint and is more efficient when the job calls for a movement of a rail car around a yard or in a maintenance facility where there is a paved or concrete surface.
A V-Move railcar mover doesn’t require a highly specialized engineer to operate and has a very low operating cost. To have a crew operate a locomotive to move rail cars around a yard is a very costly capital and operating cost per mile or per hour that may be able to be avoided in certain circumstances with the use of a V-Move railcar mover.
The V-Move tugs used for moving railcars or rapid transit cars are the XXL, 3XL and the 4XL. These are high quality industrial designed tugs that are intended to accept weight plates to gain their traction on their own. Our larger tugs have standard or optional power steering and hydraulic assisted power brakes to maneuver and stop the loads. The V-Move 4XL with full weight plates will weigh 15,432 lb and has a drawbar pull of 35,000 Newtons or 7,868 lbf.
See our FAQ for more questions answered
Our XXL, 3XL, and 4XL tugs have the option to use Motive “Forklift” style EastPenn Deka battery packs and Lithium-ion for long-running times and up to years of charge cycling.
V-Move tugs are made by Verhagen Leiden, a 50-year old material handling manufacturer that has been manufacturing walk-along tugs for over 30 years. Xerowaste Solutions is the only authorized North American distributor of the V-Move brand and we offer a leading two-year warranty on the V-move line up of tugs and tow tractors.
The 4XL Verhagen tug has been known to move up to 450 MT or 1,000,000 lb when moving railcars on rails.
Our tugs come with options like a remote control for hands-free operation and cloud-based statistics, maintenance, and asset tracking for customers that have large quantities of V-Move tugs.
To see how to calculate the savings and payback in owning a V-Move railcar mover over any other type of railcar mover, see our FAQ page: HERE
See one of our railcar moving tugs, the XXL, in action moving a train car mover and a railcar attached to it:
See details on our line of railcar movers and download a brochure:
Apply for a government rebate for a V-Move tug if you are in a participating state, province or city
Contact us More Details about the Tugs