New Low Cost Terminal Tractor Shunts Trailers Safely and Efficiently

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – The new TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor is built to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of trailers in and out of dock doors at manufacturing and distribution centers. If you are a small or medium sized distribution center, making the case for the purchase of a shunt truck or terminal tractor can be challenging. The cost of a new shunt truck can easily exceed $100k, and a used one in good shape can cost between $40 and $60k. Now there is an inexpensive, clean, low-maintenance alternative that improves safety and efficiency when shunting trailers. Starting at under $20,000 USD, the TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor is 1/4 the cost of a new shunt truck.

With the TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor, the operator walks along-side the unit at a slower, more controlled pace. Our wagon-wheel steering mechanism allows for exceptional maneuverability, small corrections and precise turns. No more looking over your shoulder while you back up, navigating using side-view mirrors or crawling in and out of the tractor cab again and again. The TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor allows the operator to move heavy trailers while facing forward, which dramatically improves trailer shunting safety.

The battery-powered TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor can double efficiency in the yard because it is always available and it can be operated by a broad range of employees. The operator does not need a commercial driver’s license or annual health- check certificate. This allows businesses to move trailers at a moment’s notice, just in time, keeping efficiency humming. It also means businesses can reduce or eliminate dependence on an on-staff shunt truck driver or an expensive, slow to respond, shunting service.

The TrailerCaddy Terminal Tractor can move more than just trailers. It has removable ball and pintle attachments for pulling bumper pull equipment, cargo, boat, and RV trailers. The push pad can be used for pushing stalled heavy trucks, such as semi-trucks, buses, fire, cement and garbage trucks, into work bays at diesel truck service centers.

Stop in and DJProducts, Inc. at the MATS show in Louisville, KY booth# 12045, or visit them on the web at or Call 1-800-686-2651.