Founded in 1975, TICO manufactured over 1,200 terminal tractors before entering the North American market in 2008. Unable to find a durable or reliable option for terminal tractors in the market, TICO decided to manufacture their own. Bringing years of operator experience to the table, they sought to develop a product that was not only powerful and reliable, but also comfortable and easy to maintain. It is this focus on both the job and the operator that has made TICO the leading innovator in the terminal tractor market. Examples of this innovation can be seen in the electric boom hoist and vibration cancelling technology on each model, ensuring that each load is delivered efficiently and safely.
TICO is constantly in contact with owners and operators, compiling feedback for future models to ensure that they remain at the top of the market. When you’re buying a TICO terminal tractor, you’re buying a product that has been designed by operators, for operators. As a result, you can expect that each model is durable, efficient, and comfortable to operate. TICO yard spotters also provide the best value in the industry by making maintenance easier than any competitor. This minimizes downtime and maximizes productivity by keeping the unit running and on the job. With DOT Certified and non-DOT Certified options, Lonestar Forklift can help you find the perfect TICO yard spotter for your needs!
Intermodal – When it comes to moving steel shipping containers around the yard, TICO is the undisputed leader in terms of performance and value. Power and handling combine to make the loading and transportation of containers easy. Anti-vibration technology and an electric boom hoist allow for easy loading and ensure that the contents of the container stay safe during transport.
Distribution – TICO terminal tractors are a great addition to any distribution center. Their power and handling allow them to move containers around the yard or to other shipping bays with ease, reducing the need for semi-trucks. With DOT Certified options, you can even transport containers to other locations if needed.
Made by Operators, For Operators – Long before making their own terminal tractors, the members of TICO were owners and operators. As a result, they incorporated a wealth of operational experience in the development and manufacturing of each unit. This means that every model is designed with operators in mind, ensuring that they’re easy to operate, comfortable, and easy to maintain. TICO still values user feedback to this day, gathering comments and notes for use in all future models.
Unmatched Value – When it comes to performance value, TICO terminal tractors are king. Featuring fast and simple maintenance, minimizing downtime and maximizing uptime, increasing driver productivity and ensuring that the job gets done.
Terminal Tractors for Every Need – Whether you need a terminal tractor at the ship yard, on the farm, or for a distribution center, you can be sure that TICO has a model that suits your needs. Featuring a number of DOT Certified and non-DOT certified options, you can even take your yard spotter on the road if needed. TICO also offers customization for specific applications to help you get the job done quickly and safely.