So you’ve been looking for an aircraft tug for a while now and have just found one for sale at a really great price. Although this may seem like good news, before you buy you should make sure that it’s worth the money. There are lots of aircraft tugs for sale, which means that there’s going to be a lot of variation in both quality and features. This makes it essential for you to thoroughly inspect any aircraft tugs you’re interested in buying so you can be sure you’re getting the absolute best deal.
When looking for a high-quality aircraft tug for sale, it’s important that you look for a few special features. AIRTUG® offers lots of features because we understand not only what you want, but what you need when it comes to aircraft towing. In fact, the features we offer are so spot-on that we have been considered to be the leading manufacturer of quality aircraft tugs since we started in 1974.
Important Features to Look For
Take this list of features with you when you go back to inspect that aircraft tug you found for sale. You’re going to want to make sure that it’s not only going to do the job it’s supposed to do, you also want it to be easy to operate and last you for many years to come.
The following are the features that you can expect to receive when you purchase an AIRTUG® aircraft tug:
Aero Tow Power Train – An engine-driven hydraulic pump with operator controlled volume output that drives a fixed displacement hydraulic motor that drives gearing to a differential and to chain driven drive wheels. Whew! Translated this means there are no gears to shift so you can expect the tug to run nice and smooth.
Airplane Tug Engine – Power is derived from an industrial 10-13 HP, 4-cycle gas engine with an electric start engine.
Throttle Grip Control – You never have to take your hands off the throttle to have total control over this piece of aircraft ground equipment. It’s super easy to maneuver in tight spaces, too, making this feature one of the more popular.
Loading Systems – Having this feature means that you don’t have to manually hold down the handle to get any traction because the weight of the aircraft nose wheel is transferred directly to the drive wheels. Very nice!
Frame Construction – The frame construction is all mig-welded with heavy gage steel frames.