The self-contained, battery powered compact machine is environmentally-friendly, creating no emissions pollution and operating virtually silently. The unit is connected to the trailer through an elevated ‘fifth-wheel’ and has a capacity of between five and 30 tonnes.
With no driving experience required by the operator, the highly manoeuvrable unit has two drive wheels, four-wheel drive is optional, and is controlled by easy-to-use remote controls connected by an umbilical cord. The unit is equipped with safety bumpers at the front and rear and has an immediate ‘emergency stop’.
Marc Vadé, regional sales manager for Gaussin, suggests that companies can save on costs by removing the need for expensive terminal tractors and the specialist drivers and training required, claiming that an operator of a ‘Trailer Mover’ can be proficient in safe operations after a short half-hour training session.