Yard/Terminal Tractor (Class 7-8)
Lots of refurbished terminal tractors. Get the list
At Yellow Deck yard tractor are one of our specialties. We have refurbished countless yard trucks. The yard tractor is the workhorse of ports and terminals everywhere. Yellow Deck typically sells yard tractors refurbished. The yard tractor is best known for its hydraulic 5th wheel lift system. Standard lift capacity is 70,000lbs. A heavy duty 100,000lb lifts are available. The standard lift height is 17”, with high lift models going to 34”.
The leading Terminal Tractor manufacturers:
- Capacity of Texas (USA): Most popular models- TJ5000, TJ7000.
- Ottawa/Kalmar (USA): Most popular models- C30, YT50.
- TICO Tractors (USA)
- AutoCar (USA)
- SISU Trucks (Finland)
- MAFI (Germany)
- Terberg (UK)
Note: For parts access & cost , we recommend you purchase USA manufactured yard tractors.
About Yard/Terminal Tractors:
The standard yard tractor is a 4×2. However, 4×4 & 4×6 yard tractors do exist. Various combinations of transmission and differential exist depending on the operational objective. In the USA yard tractors are either OFF-ROAD or DOT (ON Highway). If you plan on driving the yard tractor on public roads a DOT (On Highway) model is required to comply with DOT regulations. Single rear axle yard tractors are the most popular in the USA.
The most popular power units in yard tractors is Cummins & Cat. The hp range is 175hp-275hp. The most common transmission is auto Allison. Rear differentials ratio can vary from 9 to 20 depending on operational requirements. Suspensions are typically rigid spring. Air ride is available. In general the systems on tractors pre 2007 are simple and not heavy on technology.
Yellow Deck Refurbishing:
A used yard truck that has experienced typical operational demands usually needs items repaired or replaced. Some yard tractor sellers simply coat the tractor with some paint prior to selling. At Yellow Deck we believe our clients rely on the yard tractor for their operational success. That is why we conduct an extensive refurbishing prior to selling. We have yard tractors available for refurbishing at all times. Call us to find out how we can help.
Items Yellow Deck typically replaces or repairs when refurbishing a terminal tractor.
- King pins
- Front spring Shackle, pin, & bushing
- 5th wheel lift axles. 5th wheel bushings.
- Hydraulic Lift cylinders
- Completely service engine. Replace main & rod bearings.
- Brakes, and or brake drums
- Service transmission & differential.
- Body work, paint, and upholstery.
The price range for used terminal tractors is based on year of manufacture, make, engine, transmission, capacity and general condition. Everyone wants to get the best equipment for the lowest price, but setting a budget helps define what we can offer.
Our inventory changes daily. Contact us with a description of the equipment you want and we will provide you with a list of our current inventory or locate the equipment you need.