Features of yard trucks
One of the great things about our trucks is that the operator is capable of moving the trailers without needing to get out of the cab or cranking any landing gear. They can put the trailer up easily while staying in the cab, and once they have moved the trailer to the new location, they can lower it to the ground, couple a fifth wheel, and take off. They can do all this without leaving the cab.
Just imagine how much time this would save compared to the way you are doing things now. Many have found that they can move three trailers while using a yard truck in the same amount of time that would take them to move one while using a standard vehicle.
How yard trucks work
When you first look at one of these trucks, you might be forgiven for thinking it looks like a regular road truck. However, there are quite a few differences. One of the major differences is that it is a single person cab only, and it is set to the side of the engine. There is a sliding rear door for easy access to the trailer connections if needed. They tend to have a very short wheelbase, and they have a fifth wheel along with a lifting mechanism that helps to put the trailers onto and off of the vehicle. Another one of the differences is that these vehicles tend to top out at a speed of around 25 mph.
About yard trucks
Do you have the need to move trailers around a freight yard? Whether you have a large or small freight yard, if you are moving around trailers and equipment, you need to have the right tools on hand to help. One of the options you might want to consider is our trucks. These are specifically designed vehicles that will help to move trailers in commercial freight yards. Some of the other names used to describe a yard truck include yard mule, yard tractor, and yard switcher.
Yard Truck Manufacturers
Quite a few different companies are making trucks today. Some of the brands and options on the market include Autocar, Capacity Truck, Tico, Kalmar, and Terberg. There are also electric yard trucks and terminal tractors from Orange EV.