Eagle EB2-7 Bob Tail Tow Tractor

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Product Description

The Eagle EB2-7 Bob Tail tow tractor is North American airlines favourite high-speed, all-weather, long-distance cargo tow tractor. This high-speed tow tractor has the capacity of towing ground support equipment of up to 34,019 kg (75,000 lbs) at high speeds governed to 40 kph (25 mph) in normal operating conditions.

Built on the Ford Super Duty F-350 chassis, this tug has an unequalled, commercially-proven, reliable drive train and braking system. Equipped with a rear hitch sight tunnel for direct hitch visibility for the operator, limited slip rear axle, heavy-duty wheels and radial tyres, air conditioning and ergonomic seats to ensure comfort and safety.

To ensure ballast and offer additional safety, the unit comes complete with a heavy-duty steel plate body, front and rear bumpers, and steel tubular grill guard and side protection.

The Eagle Bob Tail tugs are recognised for their ability to cover long distances and work long hours. This unit in particular is equipped with a 132.5-litre (35 gallons) fuel tank, ensuring the tug has sufficient fuel to be operated for long periods of time. Its gas power train features a rated output of 286 kW (385 HP) and it comes equipped with a heavy-duty air cleaner suitable for severe environments and a dry replacement element.

The popularity of the Eagle’s Bob Tail tugs has seen other companies try to replicate the same features these models exhibit. However, the Eagle Bob Tail is still the leader in high-speed, long-distance, cargo-towing.

The EB2-7 Bob Tail cargo tug includes the following standard features:

  • Limited slip rear axle
  • Rear hitch sight tunnel
  • Speed governed to 40 kph (25 mph)
  • Turn, stop, tail and backup lights on cab protection rack
  • Air conditioning
  • Hydraulic braking and power steering
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Radial tyres and heavy-duty wheels

The following optional features can be added to this towing tractor:

  • Rear e-hitch or pintle hook
  • Brake pedal safety pad
  • Sliding rear window
  • Beacon or strobe
  • De-activated door locks

For more information on the EB2-7 Bob Tail and other tow tractor units, please contact Aviation Spares & Repairs Limited.

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  • Four rear drive wheels
  • Drawbar pull of 33.36 kN (7,500 lbf)
  • Towing capacity of 34,019 kg (75,000 lbs) in normal operating conditions
  • Service weight: 5,216 kg (11,500 lbs)


  • Length: 4,851mm (191 inches)
  • Width: 2,438 mm (96 inches)
  • Height: 2,057 mm (81 inches)
  • Wheelbase – 2,642 mm (104 inches)
  • Track – 1,727 mm (68 inches)
  • Turn radius of 5,461 mm (215 inches) outside
  • Step height of 381 mm (15 inches)
  • Ground clearance of 254 mm (10 inches)


  • Springs and shock absorbers over each axle
  • Hydraulic power-boosted mechanical self-centring steering
  • Hydraulic, self-adjusting split type brakes with accumulator
  • Disc brakes in both front and rear
  • Foot or lever activated parking brakes – mechanical to rear brake drums


  • Ford V-8 gas engine
  • Rated output at 287 kW (385 hp)
  • Torque: 549 Nm (405 ft-lbs)
  • 8 cylinders and 6.2 litres capacity
  • Fuel capacity of 132.5 L (35 gallons)
  • Heavy-duty air cleaner, inclusive of a dry replacement element, suitable for severe environments


  • 12V electrical system
  • 157 amps alternator
  • Cold crank of battery of 650 amps
  • Halogen headlights: combination brake, tail and back-up
  • Oil pressure, water temperature, fuel gauges, hour meter, voltmeter and electric horn

Bob Tail EB2-5-8 Spec Sheet