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Tow tractors W20 – W30

Agile transporter

Handle heavy loads efficiently and easily

The W20 – W30 electric platform trucks from Linde Material Handling are perfect for the bundled transport of large quantities of material. With a payload of two (W20) or three tons (W30) and top speeds (without load) of 20 km/h (W20) and 23 km/h (W30) respectively, the vehicles operate with a high level of performance, agility and precise manoeuvrability. Their smooth steering enables the operator to operate effortlessly in the tightest spaces. That makes the W20 – W30 ideal for sequence-compliant delivery in timed processes, such as material supply to production lines in the automotive industry. A cabin decoupled from the chassis as well as a drive axle equipped with coil springs instead of leaf springs prevents shocks and vibrations from being transmitted to the operator when operating on uneven ground. This reduces operator fatigue and allows for comfortable operation even during long shifts. The trucks can be powered either by lead-acid or lithium-ion batteries.



Safety is a top priority when transporting large loads. Therefore, the W20 – W30 platform trucks are equipped with several braking systems. The operator activates the multi-disc brake via the foot pedal. This braking system enables extremely sensitive, yet very powerful deceleration at the same time in order to protect the load being carried and to stop the vehicle immediately in dangerous situations. In addition, an automatic parking brake prevents the vehicle from rolling unintentionally on slopes and is released when the tractor is accelerated again. When operating downhill, the W20 – W30 automatically maintain their speed and the weight of the transported goods does not accelerate the truck. When cornering, speed is automatically adjusted. The robust cabin with optional protective windshield bars and an optional seat belt protects the operator from being harmed in case of an accident. Additionally, the cabin doors are electrically monitored and prevent the operator from travelling faster than creep speed when the doors are not properly shut. A lateral battery change allows for easy and safe handling of heavy traction batteries.

  • Automatic parking brake
  • Constant speed when travelling down on ramps
  • Speed control when cornering.
  • Robust cabin with protective bars for windshield
  • Electrically monitored cabin doors


The W20 – W30 platform trucks offer maximum operating comfort and reduce fatigue during operation. The decoupling of cabin and chassis and the coil springs on the drive axle prevent vibrations and shocks from being transmitted to the operator and thus minimise physical strain. The large, curved windshield and multiple door options provide unobstructed visibility in all directions, allowing the operator to keep an eye on the surroundings with minimum effort, even during difficult operating manoeuvres. The spacious operator’s compartment offers ample room for comfortable working. Writing instruments, clipboards and other items needed to complete tasks can be conveniently stowed in storage compartments and nets.

  • Spacious operator’s cabin decoupled from chassis
  • Shock absorbers instead of leaf springs
  • Clear view
  • Space for stationery, clipboards etc.


Depending on the model of platform truck, the W20 – W30 can transport two (W20) to three tons (W30) of load on their loading areas. The powerful electric motors ensure high handling capacities. Thanks to their compact size and precise power steering, the trucks are nevertheless effortless to steer. Above all, their small turning circle predestines the W20 – W30 for transport through narrow paths in production halls and warehouses. An optional double mirror ensures that the operator has a complete view of the vehicle even during difficult manoeuvres. One of the two mirrors shows the rear, the other one the front wheel, to reduce the risk of collision damage.

  • Powerful electric motors
  • Small turning circle
  • Smooth and precise steering
  • Optional double mirrors


As platform trucks, the W20 – W30 are designed for minimum service and downtime. The multi-disc brake and control hydraulics are dust-tight and therefore do not need to be cleaned or serviced. All service components are easily accessible. For smooth and fast battery replacement, access to the battery compartment is possible from either the top or the side. But also with the lateral change variant, the top cover of the battery compartment can be opened for maintenance work. The bolted front windshield can be replaced in a few easy steps.

  • Easily accessible service components
  • Maintenance-free multi-disc brake
  • Easily replaceable windshield
  • Lateral or vertical battery change selectable

Technical Data

Model Load capacity/Load Overall width Travel speed, with/without load Turning radius Battery voltage/rated capacity (5h)
W20 (2200) 2.0 (t) 1310 (mm) 18 / 20 km/h 3284 / 1887 (mm) 80 / 240 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh
W20 (2600) 2.0 (t) 1310 (mm) 18 / 20 km/h 3284 / 2101 (mm) 80 / 240 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh
W30 (2200) 3.0 (t) 1310 (mm) 20 / 23 km/h 3284 / 1887 (mm) 80 / 240 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh
W30 (2600) 3.0 (t) 1310 (mm) 20 / 23 km/h 3284 / 2101 (mm) 80 / 240 (V)/(Ah) o. kWh

Optional Equipment

Different truck lengths

A standard length of 2.2 metres and a longer version of 2.6 metres are available, depending on the load.


The camera at the rear of the tow tractor provides the operator with increased visibility during difficult operating manoeuvres via a display.

Cab variants

The cabin is available with many different door variants, including sliding, hinged, PVC and bailed doors.

Air conditioning and heating

The combined heating and air conditioning system guarantees a comfortable working environment in the cab all year round.

Seat variants

Seats with different fabric covers and an air-suspended operator’s seat are available.

Side mirrors

Multiple exterior mirrors improve operator visibility in heavy traffic and tight spaces.

Roadworthy lighting

In this variant, the truck has a complete lighting system with headlights, turn signals, brake and reversing lights. The lamps are protected from accidents by the chassis.


The platform trucks can be equipped with a particularly strong bumper at the front.

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