Milstone for TICO

March, 2015

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA- TICO Manufacturing reached a market leading milestone last week, with the 400th Galvanized Pro-Spotter yard tractor rolling off of the assembly line at its 117,000 square foot manufacturing facility in nearby South Carolina, bound for immediate delivery.

Since bringing the first galvanized truck to the yard tractor market in 2011, TICO has steadily ramped up production of its innovative offering to meet the recognized demand for practicality in the market. “Necessity is the mother of all inventions”, said Frank Tubbert, General Manager of TICO Manufacturing. “Creative product design solutions to simplify and at the same time decrease lifecycle costs for our customers are central to the TICO way…we hit the nail on the head with this one”.

The increasingly popular galvanized Pro-Spotter option includes complete galvanized protection on all major metal components of the yard tractor, including the entire continuous weld frame, cab protection bar, cab floor, fender, and fifth-wheel boom assembly. These protected components, along with the standard high-strength fiberglass cab, make for the most corrosion and damage resistant yard tractor on the market today. The galvanized Pro-Spotter thrives in virtually all applications and environments, making for a far more durable finish than the traditional painted truck option on the market.

“With the increasing costs of yard tractors today, lifecycle costs are becoming more and more critical…the galvanized option allows for easier maintenance and a more durable tractor overall”, added Tubbert. “We are seeing some of the biggest names in the transportation and logistics industries choose our galvanized option over the traditional painted truck and sending them into some of the harshest working environments in North America, purely for the added long-term value of the tractor”, stated Randy Dennis, Director of Sales. “And they come back and order more.”
Duncan Pindar, Vice President, spoke to the residual value of these trucks. “The components remain protected, even with impacts to the tractor that would normally chip paint and invite rust. You end up with a superior truck built for the real world that holds its value over the years. In combination with our fiberglass cab, the galvanized tractor and engine cradle design even make for an ideal candidate for customers who wish to refurbish down the road. Galvanizing just makes sense in this industry.”

The TICO model is simplicity that breeds the most durable yard tractor in the industry with the lowest cost of operation and life cycle costs combined with maximum uptime. “By choosing the galvanized Pro-Spotter, the customer gets the biggest value on the yard tractor market today” stated Tubbert.

TICO has been a pioneer in fleet services, terminal services, and manufacturing for over 46 years. Born on the ports, the TICO Pro-Spotter is a product of the most effective R&D strategy on the yard tractor market today; being a retail manufacturer that also operates and maintains its own tractors. TICO operates and maintains a fleet of over 1400 yard tractors across North America daily.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Randy Dennis
Director, Sales and Marketing

66 Cypress Ridge Drive
Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936
843-536-8132 office
912-313-2634 cell