Eagle USATS-8

Product Description

The Eagle USATS-8 has a towing capacity of 36,287 kg (80,000 lbs) in normal operating conditions. Towing capacity may vary depending on surface conditions. This aircraft tug was engineered at the request of the United States’ military and designed to meet the necessities of today’s military aircraft operations.

This aircraft tow tractor is the ideal for the armed forces’ deployment, featuring a drawbar pull of 35.6 kN (8,000 lbs), up to 227 kg (500 lbs) payload capacity and a standard all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive feature provides the tug with enhanced traction on all weather conditions, allowing the operator to be able to pull or push an aircraft with improved safety and efficiency. 

The Eagle Utility Standard Aircraft Towing System (USATS) is a versatile and compact unit, which can be used as both an aircraft tug or a load carrier. The USATS-8 can be air transportable in a variety of aircraft, including the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, and the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.

Complete with a comfortable and safe operator compartment, allowing operators to safely and efficiently handle aircraft.

The USATS-8 comes standard with the features below:

  • All-wheel drive
  • Front and rear brakes
  • Power steering and braking
  • High temperature/low oil shutdown system
  • EPA emissions compliant diesel engine
  • Side and top engine access

Optionally, this unit can be further customised with the following options:

  • Front and rear e-hitch
  • Dark mode – with the use of a single switch the entire lighting system can be disconnected
  • 2,000-hour preventative maintenance kit
  • Custom paint

The Eagle USATS-8 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 USATS-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 lbs)
  • Towing capacity of 36,287 kg (80,000 lbs)
  • Payload of 227 kg (500 lbs)
  • Service weight of 4,037 kg (8,900 lbs)

Dimensions

  • Length: 3,600 mm (142 inches)
  • Width: 1,524 mm (60 inches)
  • Height of bulkhead: 1,880 mm (74 inches)
  • Height of flatbed: 1,143 mm (45 inches)
  • Wheelbase of 1,969 mm (77 inches)
  • Track: 1,168 mm (46 inches)
  • Front and rear tyres: 203×419 mm (8×16.5 inches)
  • Step height: 305 mm (12 inches)
  • Ground clearance for wheelbase centre: 254 mm (10 inches)
  • Ground clearance for front corner: 394 mm (15.5 inches)

Chassis

  • Frame and body made with 19mm (.75 inch) thick steel
  • Front bumper made with 19mm (.75 inch) thick steel
  • Rear bumper made with 102 mm (4 inch) thick steel

Travel

  • Leaf spring suspension over both axles
  • Three speeds forward and one speed reverse with neutral safety switch
  • Maximum speed of 21 kph (13 mph)
  • Hydraulic power-boosted steering
  • Hydraulic, self-adjusting split type brakes with accumulator
  • Front brakes disc: 305 mm (12 inches)
  • Rear brakes drum: 305 x 64 mm (12 x 2.5 inches)
  • Orsheln-type mechanical to rear brake drums

Engine

  • Yanmar 4TNV98 Direct Injection
  • Rated output of 68 HP (51 kW) at 2800 rpm
  • Torque of 252 Nm (186 ft lbs) at 2800 rpm
  • Four-cylinder engine/ 3.3 L
  • Fuel tank capacity of 91 litres (24 gallons)
  • Heavy-duty air cleaner, suitable for severe environments, include dry replacement element

Electrical

  • 12 Volt electrical system
  • Alternator rated at 80 amps
  • Cold crank battery at 650 amps
  • Ignition is keyed with an anti-restart switch
  • Recessed halogen headlights – combination of brake, tail and back-up at rear
  • Dual-unit digital back-lit display with engine diagnostics and full instrumentation when using Tier IVi
  • Analog gauges when using Tier II

Eagle USATS 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.