It can be pretty costly to move semi-trailers in and out of dock doors at distribution centers and manufacturing plants. But it doesn’t have to be. DJ Products’ TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor is less than a quarter the cost of a traditional shunt truck, starting at $20,000. Rather than having to back a semi-tractor up and connect to the trailer using side view mirrors, the TrailerCaddy operator walks along-side the unit.
What you can expect with the TrailerCaddy:
- Pulls King-Pin/Ball Coupler Trailers up to 100,000 lbs.
- Hydraulic Lift Kit Lifts Tongues up to 25,000 lbs.
- 48 volt 4 battery system for long run times
- Works great in gravel, snow, ice, and grass
- 0-3 MPH forward/backward
- Charger works with 120/220 AC outlets
This forward-looking approach gives the user the ability to make small corrections, precise turns, and provides exceptional maneuverability. Customers say that the increased control, better visibility, and maneuverability helps them reduce damage to docks & trailers, and improves employee safety. What’s more is that the TrailerCaddy doesn’t require the operator to have a commercial driver’s license or health certificate. This means less expensive, and readily available personnel can move trailers at a moment’s notice, keeping the loading dock process humming.
The TrailerCaddy is designed for moving king pin and covered equipment trailers. The most common environments that require a TrailerCaddy are RV and camper dealerships, military bases, and vehicle maintenance locations at government repair centers.
Due to the TrailerCaddy’s power, size, and cost efficiency, it makes it a better and more affordable alternative rather than risking possible injury from employee’s moving equipment on their own.
Businesses can reduce dependence on an on-staff driver or eliminate the use of a trailer shunting service. But DJ Products isn’t stopping there. They’re working on developing an autonomous TrailerCaddy, eliminating the need for an operator altogether. If you’d like to learn more, head to djproducts.com/trailercaddy-newswatch/ today.