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Aviation & Ground Handling

Tow Tugs For Aviation & Ground Handling

Electric tow tugs are often used in airports to handle various items, including baggage trolleys, passenger steps, waste bins and luggage carts. They provide a safe and efficient way to transport large volumes of luggage from the aircraft to the terminal.

Tow tugs are also popular as a solution for handling light aircraft and helicopters. When used with a specialist tow bar, they are ideal for transferring helicopters from the airfield to the hangar or other storage area.

Indoor & Outdoor

These movers can be used indoors and outdoors and provide versatility for a range of uses. A range of tyres can also be fit to suit various terrains, including hard ground or grass.

The extensive product range means tugs are also suited to move larger and heavier loads. In addition, they provide great logistic support to boatyards and marinas. Electric movers can transport small boats and sailing dinghies from the slipway to the boatyard with little effort.

Compact & Easy to Manoeuvre

Due to their compact design, tow tugs are simple to use and work exceptionally well in small congested areas. They can also be stored away with ease when not being used.

Advantages to owning a V-Move Tow Tug

These machines are designed to be as compact as possible for their sizes (which varies due to their pulling capacities).

Most of our machines are great to use in congested areas, giving a small turning circle. Also, with options like the foldaway handlebar, they are easy to store away.

  • Tugs are compact and easy to store when not in use
  • They are suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • No qualifications, licenses or insurances needed to use
  • Can be used by a single operative
  • Minimal noise & no emissions
  • Configurable to your needs with hitches & couplings

V-Move tugs can be fitted with various hitch accessories if you are moving other items, not just waste bins.

In addition, there is a range of tyres that can be fit to suit various terrains, including concrete, gravel or grass.

These machines can be built up to suit your needs. There are plenty of optional extras which can be used to change the tow tug into the perfect machine for you.

  • Automatic handbrake
  • Emergency stop button
  • Lights and beacons can be added for extra safety precautions
  • Key switch ignition
  • Anti-trap button
  • – 1-year manufacturer warranty
  • – Extended warranty available
  • – Maintenance-free day to day operation
  • – Low wear rate on components
  • – No servicing requirement unless requested
  • – On-site & off-site servicing available

Who uses our products?

NHS
Williams Advanced Engineering
Mercedes HPP
Atlas Leisure

Purchase & Training Options

A full range of finance, hire purchase & contract hire options are available. We can also arrange formal training during V-Move handover.

Finance
Outright purchase isn't for everyone which is why we offer alternatives.

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Training
Formal or informal training is available.

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Hire
Short term or contract hire options are available to you.

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The Next Step

Interested in learning more? Like some more information? Want to see a unit or two in action?

No-obligation & no hard sell.

We want customers to see & experience our machines in the flesh. We believe you will love them.

It gives you a chance to see them in action and operate them. It also gives us a chance to see your site or facility and discuss your requirements further.

One of our technicians/trainers will come to your site and meet you. No sales pitch, no pressure.

    Get a quote.

    If you want a price, just let us know. If you complete the right-hand form then we will send you a quote.

    We do not have prices on our website as the V-Move tow tugs are built from the ground up based on customer requirements.

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      If you want some further information but unsure whether you want a quote just yet… just let us know!

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        It depends... on:
        • The frequency of tow tug usage
        • The battery you have fitted in the tow tug
        • The duration of tow tug usage
        • Your environment
        • How you charge the tow tug
        • What you are moving, including the weight & rolling resistance
        It is almost impossible for us to put a number on it. Generally, our customers get 1 to 2 days' usage from a tow tug.
        This gives us a sense of what the customer is moving and the area to be moved around. It lets us see what things you may need to consider when specifying an appropriate configuration to do the job at hand. Also, our customers would be able to try out the machine with their equipment to get a feel for how positively it could impact their working life and manual handling. Again, we would not want to sell a unit to a customer without knowing if it would work.
        We try to get as much information from our customers as possible in regards to what they are moving and the area they will be towing the item(s) around to pinpoint the best V-Move tug for the job. There are many things that can affect the use of a tow tug and the towing capabilities, finding out this information can then actually direct us to a different machine than the customer was initially looking. The last thing we would want to do is sell a unit to a customer which may not work for what they need.
        We do not advertise the prices as each unit is built up for the specific needs of our customer, sometimes turning the machines into bespoke electric tow tugs. There are so many elements which can be changed, this can cause confusion if a customer tried to build up their own machine, so we try to make this as easy as possible by doing this for them.
        Various purchase options are available to you through ourselves or our trusted financing partners; Boss Asset Finance. You can:
        • Purchase outright
        • Contract hire
        • Lease
        • Hire purchase
        • Finance
        You can hire out tow tugs to see if they are the right fit for you and your business. Typical hire periods are a month however we can be flexible to your requirements.
        Verhagen Leiden offers a 12-month manufacturer warranty on all their products.
        Verhagen Leiden offers a 12-month manufacturer warranty on their products. Industar offers an extension to this warranty if customers opt for it. Extended warranties can cover up to an additional 2 years, making the full possible warranty period 3 years.  
        If you are continually pulling a weight that is close to the tug’s limit, there is a chance that you could then burn out the motor with the constant pressure of the tug being used at full force. For example, if the weight you are moving 1,950kg, would not recommend the V-Move L (2,000kg), would move this to the next tow tug up (the V-Move XL – 3,500kg).
        The main purpose of the counterweights is to aid the traction of the unit. When comparing our electric tow tugs to a lot of the items and weights they can move, they are rather small and sometimes need the help of a little extra weight on top of the unit.
        If you’re hitching your item up at the back of the unit, none of the weight is directly on top of the tow tug. This can sometimes cause the machine to tip. To combat this, we do sell stabiliser wheels that can be fitted to the back of most of the V-Move range.
        Our most popular machine is the V-Move XL & the V-Move XL-HD. Both are essentially the same machine; however, the HD model has an upgraded motor which increases the towing capacity from 3,500kg to 5,000kg. This unit is very popular for moving caravans and trailers, as well as a wide range of other items. This unit comes as standard with air tyres and interchangeable tow ball and pin couplings, making the unit great value for money.
        We currently offer a variety of methods for purchasing a unit. Please see below:
        • Full payment on order
        • 25% deposit on order with the remaining 75% balance to paid prior to delivery
        • Finance through Boss Asset Finance (we will pass on their details to you should you wish to go through them)
        • We also offer a contract hire service.
        If you have any questions about the above, please give us a call or email us.
        We never like to hear that a unit has broken down, however, if this should be the case, we are always here to help as these things happen on occasion. If you are ever having any issues with your V-Move, please either call or email us. If there is physical damage, please take some pictures and send those to us as well, giving us the full details of what has occurred or you believe to be wrong with the machine. This can help us to determine what is wrong with the unit and ensures we can provide the course of action. Every machine in the V-Move range is made so as not to be part of the ‘throwaway culture’ we seem to have found ourselves in. If something within the machine breaks down, it can be replaced. There would be no need to dispose of the unit and purchase a new machine.
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