TowHaul Founder Frank Smith had the vision to manufacture the
most reliable, efficient and adaptable off-road equipment in the mining
industry. He was driven to create tough and versatile products that enhance
equipment functionality in towing and hauling. Today, we are still unwavering
in our dedication to create solutions that meet the needs of open-pit mines in
all places with all conditions around the world. We work in some of the most
remote areas on six continents, but you can find us when you need us in our
home office in Montana.
Words we live by
We are a company of integrity. Always. Being the leader in the industry where we engage with customers and they can rely on us for innovative, effective products, services and support. We operate with honest respect for our employees, customers, company and the communities in which we serve.
Nearly a half-century ago, Frank Smith saw a need for open-pit mines to haul equipment. He wanted to make it easier for people to do their jobs, decrease costs and increase mobility. In 1977, Smith invented and patented the original heavy-duty, off-road trailer for open-pit mines. Driven by customer requests, he continued to improve and modify his designs and created the front-loading, single-axle lowboy. Customer need still fuels our designs today. From the Australian Outback to the Arctic Circle, you can depend on TowHaul to keep you towing and hauling.
Always creating, always improving
At TowHaul, we make intentional engineering decisions based on our customers’ needs. Finding solutions to keep your fleet moving drives us every day to create and innovate. Our goal is to keep those solutions simple while addressing current and future needs.
2002 Governor's Exporter Award
State of Montana
2004 Family Business Award
Montana State University College of Business
2004 U. S. Small Business Administration Exporter of the Year
2004 U.S. Small Business Administration Exporter of the Year
2011 Certification of Recognition
U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
2020 Manufacturer of the Year
Montana Manufacturer Association / Montana Chamber of Commerce
2021 Employer of Choice
Montana State Employer's Council
Values of honesty, integrity and trustworthiness unite our team. These are the values on which TowHaul was founded and each member of our team still operates on those values today. Learn more about the TowHaul team.
Customer need drives us to create better mining solutions each and every day. That was true when Frank Smith founded the company in 1977, and it’s true today. Learn more about our approach to engineering.