Press Release Summary:
Featuring self-contained, walk-behind design, XPRESS PLUS-200 eliminates manual pushing or pulling of heavy and unwieldy dumpsters and other wheeled industrial carts and receptacles. Unit includes 24 V battery pack and spring-loaded fifth wheel with dumpster compatible hook to handle loads up to 1500 lb. Tug offers ergonomic height-adjustable handle assembly, variable forward and reverse speed controls, and onboard battery charger. For safety, unit has kill switch, belly button, and horn.
Original Press Release:
Ergonomic Dumpster Mover
Shelton CT. — American Sales Development (ASD) announces the latest addition to their line of electric powered tugs. The XPRESS PLUS-200 (Dumpster Mover.) The self-contained, battery powered, walk-behind tug was developed to eliminate manual pushing or pulling of heavy and unwieldy dumpsters and other wheeled industrial carts and receptacles. The unit includes a 24v battery pack and a spring-loaded fifth wheel with a dumpster compatible hook to handle loads up to 1500 lbs. This is equivalent to 250 lbs. drawbar pull capacity or roughly, the equivalent force exerted by 2.5 persons. The spring-loaded fifth wheel allows height adjustment of the hook when connecting to the tug and also helps to induce some of the weight of the dumpster onto the drive wheels of the tug, increasing its traction. Use of this tug reduces the number of persons needed to move and the Push/Pull" ability of the tug allows the operator to do more work with less effort. Production personnel can work all day with less energy exerted to increase job satisfaction and employee retention. Pushing and pulling are cited by OSHA as two of the five main repetitive movements that lead to long-term injury.
Among the standard features available are an ergonomic height adjustable handle assembly, variable forward and reverse speed controls, on board battery charger that operates on 110V AC, and safety features such as a kill switch, belly button and horn.
What differentiates ASD Tugs is they are designed to perform like a large powered crowbar with great leverage to move heavy carts. The Tugs are heavier than the competition because weight is critical to performance. If the Tug doesn’t weigh enough for a given load you can induce weight onto the drive tires with the electric 5th wheel If there is too much weight on the 5th wheel, causing the back end to lift, the operator can push down on the adjustable handle assembly to add additional weight. The ASD Tug maximizes weight and leverage to give maximum traction to the drive tires.
Established in 2006, American Sales Development LLC. (ASD,) offers industry and consumers products to lift, move and control safely and ergonomically. ASD ergonomic products save time and money by reducing fatigue and injury in situations in which repetitive motions, heavy loads and static work positions exist. Whether you are responsible for your company's ergonomic and health and safety initiatives or considering a lean material flow process, fork-free environment for the workplace or just seeking out a better way to perform your job or hobby, ASD can assist.