Tractor Drives 2019-05-17T11:34:54+00:00


MET-TRACK® Tractor Drives provide motorized movement on new or existing MET-TRACK®  Workstation Bridge Cranes and Workstation Monorails. 

MET-TRACK Tractor Drives installed on a workstation bridge crane


  • Spring-loaded compression adjustment on drive wheel
  • Direct drive for precise positioning
  • Modular Drive Design
  • Plug & Play Option
  • Bolt-On End Truck / Trolley connections for quick & easy installation


  • Worm gear reducer, sealed and lubricated for reliable operation
  • Precision drive assembly and specially designed drive wheel with a moulded polyurethane tread for smooth acceleration and long life
  • Drive wheel rides along inside, top of the track to avoid splice joint sleeve
  • 0.5HP – 1700 RPM Motor
  • Standard speed of 120 ft per minute (FPM). Other speeds are available
  • Standard drives are configured for 380-460 Volt 3PH power


The MET-TRACK Tractor Drives are available for steel track and are designed for indoor use.

They are ideal for circumstances when an operator cannot stand next to the load to move it by hand or when operations have high cycle times that require frequent lifting of heavy or awkward loads on large, heavy systems.

Standard Electrical Control Package Includes:

  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Controller with soft start and soft stop. VFD can be set for single speed 30-120 fpm or Dual speed (i,e 30& 120 fpm)
  • Mainline Contractor (110 Volt)
  • Control Transformer
  • Terminal Strips (labeled)
  • Mainline and Branch fusing
  • Thermal Overload Protection for all motors
  • NEMA 12 Enclosure

Wiring Options:

Metreel does not wire the control panel to the drive motor as standard – this can be requested for quick and easy installation.

When the crane arrives on site, install the drives onto the track and then simply plug in the connections.


MET-TRACK Tractor Drive
MET-TRACK Tractor Drive Diagram 01

1 – Flat Cable Gland

2 – Enlarger

3 – Helical Worm Geared Motor

4 – Tug Drive Main Body

5 – Front Wheel Mount Assembly

6 – Rear Wheel Mount Assembly

7 – Tow Arm Assembly


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