If you’re in the market for a new yard spotter, Lonestar Forklift can help! We’re proud to offer a lineup of quality yard trucks that feature high performance, unmatched value, and easy maintenance. This maximizes uptime and ensures that you get the job done quickly and safely every time. Whether you need a yard truck for intermodal or distribution work, we have a model that’s perfect for your needs.
TICO - TICO terminal tractors was founded in 1975, breaking into the North American market in 2008 as owner/operators. When they couldn’t find any durable or reliable options for yard spotters, they decided it was time to make their own. Utilizing their experience, they set out to develop yard trucks with a focus on performance, handling, operator comfort, and easy maintenance. It is this dedication to providing operators with comfortable and powerful units that makes TICO the leading innovator in the terminal tractor market. TICO also takes user feedback seriously, incorporating all suggestions and comments into future designs. When you choose a TICO yard spotter, you’re choosing a unit designed by operators, for operators.
Hydraulic 5th Wheel – Each unit is equipped with a hydraulic 5th wheel that allows the operator to load and unload a shipping container without needing to get out of the cab.
Toughness You Can Count On – Our yard spotters are equipped with a heavy-duty Cummins diesel engine, Allison transmission, and Meritor axels. They also feature a galvanized truck with 1.5” thick boom rails, continuous hand welds (no stitch welds), and the strongest frame in the industry. This ensures that each unit is built to endure the “bang and crash” of shunting.
Easy Maintenance from Ground Level – Designed with the operator in mind, each of our terminal tractors offer easy service and maintenance. All servicing checks including oil and fluids can be performed at ground level without tilting the cab. Furthermore, all maintenance can be performed with standard hand tools, eliminating the need to carry specialized equipment. All of this combines to ensure that your repairs can be completed in minutes, not hours.
Air Operated Doors – Rather than manual bus-style doors, each terminal tractor in our lineup features air operated doors that open and close with the push of a button. This makes them much safer and easier to utilize.
Unmatched Comfort – Featuring a soundproof and spacious cab, power windows, reduced cab vibrations, and a windshield that is 30% larger than other leading brands, our yard spotters provide maximum comfort and visibility for operators.
DOT Certified Options – We offer a selection of DOT Certified yard spotters that can be driven on the road. This is ideal for transporting containers between locations or to a distant destination. A 65L fuel tank also ensures maximum run time between each stop.
Intermodal – If you need to move heavy shipping containers around a shipping yard, look no further than our terminal tractors. Power, handling, and easy maintenance combine to make them the undisputed leader in terms of performance and value. Anti-vibration technology and an electric boom hoist allow for easy loading of containers and ensure that the contents don’t shift during transport.
Distribution – When it comes to distribution, a yard spotter is a great addition to any shipping and distribution centre. Their power and handling allow you to move containers to other bays or across the yard with ease, reducing the need for semi-trucks. With DOT Certified options, you can even transport containers to another location across town if needed.