Eagle eTT-8 Electric AWD Tow Tractor

Product Description

This zero-emission eTT-8 electric aircraft tug features a towing capacity of 45,359 kg (100,000 lbs) in standard operating conditions with its environmentally-friendly 80V A/C electric brushless motor. This aircraft tug was engineered to meet the requirements of today’s regional airlines, military fight operations, corporate flight departments and FBOs.

The alternating current motor is low-cost, quiet, and long-lasting as there are fewer parts that can wear out and need to be replaced than in brushed motors, eliminating preventative maintenance. Brushless motors are also typically 85-90% efficient, which means more of the power used by the motor is being turned into rotational force and less is being lost as heat.

The energy-efficient eTT-8 aircraft towing tractor also features all-wheel drive for traction in all surface conditions and all-wheel driving, which enhances the vehicle’s cornering stability, improves steering response and precision and allows the tow tractor to have a smaller turning radius and therefore, improved manoeuvrability.

This low-profile and compact package Eagle tug provides the operator with an ergonomic compartment, which is comfortable, safe and allows the operator to efficiently and safely handle the aircraft. In addition, its front and rear sight tunnels provide the operator with unobstructed hitch visibility.

The aircraft tug comes complete with front and rear inching switches for one man hitching operation, plus a separate charge receptacle with auto-switching.

The eTT-8 comes standard with the following features:

  • 80V A/C electric drive
  • All-wheel steering and all-wheel drive
  • Power steering and braking
  • Hitch sight tunnels
  • Low profile
  • Inching feature for easy hitching
  • Separate charge holder with auto-switching

The following optional features are recommended to complete this unit:

  • “Smart charge” system, which allows the battery to be charged several times during the work cycle, in order to maximise efficiency, with no reduction in battery life-cycle
  • Front and rear e-hitch
  • Custom paint scheme

The Eagle e-TT-8 electric aircraft tug has the industry’s longest and strongest warranty, three years or 3,000 hours, with parts and technical support available globally.

For more information on the Eagle eTT-8 or to demo a unit, please contact Aviation Spares & Repairs Limited.

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Performance

  • All-wheel drive
  • Drawbar pull of 35.6 kN (8,000 lbf)
  • Weight 3,685 kg (8,125 lbs)
  • Weight with battery 4,990 kg (11,000 lbs)
  • Danaher Motion 80V AC brushless motor
  • Output at 1,300 RPM with 41 kW (55 HP) peak
  • Torque – 284 Nm (210 ft lbs)

 Dimensions 

  • Length: 3,226 mm (127 inches)
  • Width: 1,676 mm (66 inches)
  • Deck height: 991 mm (38 inches)
  • Steering wheel height: 1,092 mm (43 inches)
  • Wheelbase – 2,235 mm (88 inches)
  • Track – 1,334 mm (52.5 inches)
  • Turning radius of 3,175 mm (125 inches)
  • Front and rear tyres – 222×419 mm (8.75×16.5 inches)
  • Step height – 279 mm (11 inches)
  • Ground clearance of 228 mm (9 inches)

Body

  • Frame made with A36 steel: 9.5-12.7 mm (.375-.500 inches)
  • Front and rear bumper made with A36 steel: 25 mm (1 inch) 

Travel 

  • Leaf spring suspension
  • Two speeds forward
  • Two speed reverse
  • Maximum speed of 19kph (12 mph) unloaded
  • Hydraulic power-boosted steering with four-wheel coordination
  • Electric regenerative primary brakes
  • Hydraulic, pinion mounted, dry disc supplemental brakes
  • Mechanical, pinion mounted, dry disc parking brakes

Electrical

  • 12V LED lights
  • Electronic display of speed, battery life, hours and diagnostics
  • Hydraulic pump of 80V D/C on-demand, monitored by a sensor
  • Operator controlled inching feature with FWD/REV switch on both front and rear 

Eagle eTT-8 Spec Sheet

The Eagle Tugs (Eagle) 3-Year Warranty covers all TT-series, eTT-series, XL-series, eXL-series and USATS tow tractors, used in aviation applications. Eagle Tugs warrants that these tractors will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 3 years or 3,000 operating hours, with the exception of the electrical system (see electrical component warranty below), from date of delivery to the first customer (or first use), whichever comes first. Written notice of any claimed defect must be given to Eagle within the warranty period and within thirty (30) days after such defect is discovered. Liability under this warranty is limited to either replacing or repairing, at Eagle’s election, any part or parts deemed defective after examination by Eagle or an Authorized Service Representative. Any Eagle tractor or any of its parts returned by the customer to Eagle or an Authorized Service Representative via prepaid transportation, and which is found to be defective, will be repaired or replaced and returned to the customer prepaid. On the other hand, should a part be found not defective, inspection and handling charges may be charged to the customer or Authorized Service Representative by Eagle.

  • Electrical Component Warranty: Electrical components including but not limited to display, starters, alternators and electric fans shall be covered under the respective original manufacturer’s warranty for each individual component. Copies of the respective warranties are available upon request.
  • This warranty does not extend to the tires, batteries, and battery chargers as these are warranted directly to the user by their respective manufacturer and not by Eagle or an Authorized Service Representative.
  • This warranty does not apply to any Eagle tow tractor, or component part(s) that have been subjected to misuse, accident, vandalism, environmental conditions, improper handling or application, maintenance neglect, including lack of lubricants or fluids; nor does it extend to the Eagle tow tractor and/or parts which have been repaired or altered outside of Eagle’s plant or the facility of an Authorized Service Representative without the permission of Eagle.
  • This warranty does not apply to routine maintenance or wearable parts of the Eagle tow tractor such as filters, seals, plugs, hoses, belts, brake pads or shoes, light bulbs, fuses or similar items. Moreover, this warranty does not extend beyond its original term for any Eagle tow tractor or part replaced or repaired under warranty.
  • This warranty does not cover or provide credit for the following: tractor rental or other substitute equipment; lodging; loss of time, in-come, sales or profits; loss of the use of tractor; telephone calls or communication expense; lift truck; storage fees; injury or death to persons or damage or destruction of property; or consequential, incidental or punitive damages.
  • Labor Allowance: A labor allowance may be issued upon request at Eagle’s discretion. Allowable labor hours and a per hour labor rate will be determined by Eagle according to reasonable automotive standards.
  • Warranty Claim Procedure: When a warranty situation arises, it is essential that the customer contact Eagle’s Warranty Department at +1 734-442-1000. The customer will need to provide Eagle with the tow tractor serial number and engine hours. A customer service representative will analyze the problem and determine the next steps. In many cases Eagle’s technical support personnel will be able to analyze the problem and recommend adjustments that will solve the problem and reduce down time. If further service is required, an Eagle customer service representative will work with customer personnel to arrange a service provider and/or parts be sent to your facility for the repair as quickly as possible.

EXCEPT AS SET FORTH ABOVE, ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, INDEMNITIES AND GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER ARISING BY STATUTE, CUSTOM OF TRADE OR UNDER ORAL OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS MADE BY OR ON BEHALF OF EAGLE NEGOTIATIONS WITH CUSTOMER, DISTRIBUTOR, DEALER OR ANY REPRE-SENTATIVE, ARE HEREBY OVERWRITTEN AND EXCLUDED, AND NO LIABILITY SHALL ATTACH TO EAGLE, EITHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, OR STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT, FOR ANY DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, LOSS OF PROFITS, DAMAGES, COSTS, CHARGES, LIABILITY OR EXPENSES, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF ANY EAGLE MACHINE OR THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Note: The Eagle Tugs 3-Year Warranty covers TT-series, eTT-series, XL-series, eXL-series and USATS tow tractors used in aviation applications. All MTT and RTT-series, and Transit Pro tow tractors, and all Eagle models which are used in industrial applications, are covered under the Eagle Standard Warranty of 1 Year or 2,000 hours. Eagle Bob Tails are covered under Ford Motor Company’s Standard Warranty for each respective Ford truck model.