Power Pusher tugs ideal for lifting and pouring drums and moving kiln cars

drum moverNu-Star’s Power Pusher® tugs are the perfect partner for the ceramics industry, improving operator safety, reducing manpower and increasing productivity. With less downtime, they transport heavy loads quickly and without excess exertion or muscle strain, enabling one person to maneuver from 500 to 50,000 pounds with total control. The electrically powered, compact tugs replace large, expensive material handling equipment. With a wide range of standard and custom attachments available, the tugs are a scalable, flexible solution built to meet specific load requirements. Power Pushers are ideal for moving, lifting and pouring drum contents and for moving carts and kiln cars in and out of kilns. Complete customization is available, and Nu-Star’s design engineers will work with clients to solve their needs.  

The Power Pusher Drum Mover™ is ideal for lifting, moving and pouring heavy +800-pound barrels with ease. With push-button control, operators can engage the hydraulic lift to raise and pour barrel contents.

  • Safely lift, move and pour +800-pound drums safely
  • Fingertip control and compact sizing deliver superior maneuverability
  • Automatic braking and emergency reverse protection improve operator safety
  • Fully programmable control system with diagnostic features to adjust speed and acceleration/deceleration based on load and environment

power pusherSignature Power Pusher™ easily moves heavy kiln cars and more.

  • Transaxle design delivers stable operation over uneven surfaces
  • 24V DC, 400W motor delivers heavy-duty 50,000-pound push/pull capacity
  • Fully programmable control system with diagnostic features to adjust speed and acceleration/deceleration based on load and environment
  • Ergonomic handles with hand guards increase operator comfort and safety
  • Electrically powered with onboard charger for long-lasting, efficient operation
  • Fingertip controls and compact sizing for easy maneuverability and operation

Nu-Star Inc, a global manufacturer of engineered solutions for material handling needs, has facilities in the USA and UK and operates out of Shakopee, Minnesota. Years of experience as a leading designer, manufacturer and innovator in the industry have given Nu-Star the competitive edge in providing reliable and cost-effective load-moving solutions that deliver tangible productivity and safety benefits in a wide variety of applications.


Power Pusher will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo 2019 in Booth 447.