Spotters and Yard Dogs are small semi-tractors used to move cargo and semi trailers around a warehouse or facility. Dubbed with an array of names, they are also called Spotting Tractors, Yard Jockeys, Spotter Trucks, or Mules. Regardless of the name used, these semi-tractors are helpful additions to any fleet business, and are available as either on-road or off-road units.
The purpose of a Spotter, or Yard Dog can be likened to that of a tugboat in its ability to transport several types of shipping containers around a property. However, with a speed cap of 25-mph, it is not intended for road use.
The Spotter comes equipped with an automatic transmission, diesel engine, and a fifth-wheel coupling. The short wheelbase makes the semi-tractor easily maneuverable and great for tight spaces.
The single-person cabin is compact and the large glass windows alleviate blind spots for the driver. The cabin also has a rear sliding door for easy access to the cargo or trailer being transported.
If you have been searching for an easier way to move goods around your warehouse or property, this powerful, versatile vehicle will be a great addition to your business.