Eagle XM-20/30 AWD Tow Tractor

Product Description

The Eagle XM-20/30 AWD Tow Tractor is the cost-effective solution for towing aircraft as heavy as 97,500 kg (215,000 lbs), covering 90% of commercial aircraft movement. Using a Tier 4 final diesel engine, this front-operator tow tractor is compliant with all EPA and CARB regulations.

It features an all-wheel drive (AWD) system, ensures even weight distribution between the front and rear wheels for balance, pushback, tow and traction in all weather conditions, resulting in the industry’s smoothest towing tug with least possible push backs. This feature has made the Eagle Tow Tractor the answer to precision handling of aircraft, specifically offering superior functionality for moving the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 family.

To prevent a transmission break-down, this tow tractor is fitted with Eagle’s Hot-shift transmission protection.

With the option to accommodate an operator and up to two passengers, this Eagle XM Series Aircraft Tow Tractor is designed with carefully matched components, resulting in minimal maintenance and downtime. It also has the industry’s longest and strongest warranty, three years or 3,000 hours, with parts and technical support available globally.

The Eagle XM-20/30 AWD Tow Tractor includes the following standard features:

  • 10,400 kg (23,000 lbs) gross vehicle weight (GVW) to handle A320 and 737 family aircraft in all weather conditions.
  • All-wheel drive power train, providing safe, controlled traction on all surface conditions.
  • Front and rear wet disk brakes for capable stopping power.
  • Several safety features designed in to the XM Series to ensure safe operation.
  • Powered by a T4 Final diesel engine to meet all current emissions standards.
  • Ergonomic front-operator compartment that accommodates up to three people.
  • Low-profile design that allows operators to safely and efficiently handle aircraft.
  • Backed by an industry-leading 3 year/3,000-hour warranty.
  • Factory-direct support with the goal of the same-day turnaround of all replacement parts.
  • Eagle Tugs have over 45 years of experience designing, building and supporting reliable tow tractors.

To further equip this unit, it is possible to add the following optional features:

  • Front & Rear Multi-level hitch
  • Custom paint scheme

For more information on the Eagle XM units and other tow tractor units, please contact Aviation Spares & Repairs Limited.

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  • All-wheel drive
  • Drawbar pull of 71.2 kN (16,000 lbf)
  • Dry weather conditions – maximum tow of 97,500 kg (215,000 lbs) *
  • Wet weather conditions – maximum tow of 92,250 kg (210,000 lbs) *
  • Snow weather conditions – maximum tow of 70,300 kg (155,000 lbs) *
  • Service weight of 10,400 kg (23,000 lbs)
  • When used with cab (optional) add 540 kg (1,200 lbs) to total weight

*Calculations assume 1% grade. Severity of grades and surface conditions will affect towing capacities. Snow rating assumes the use of cables.


  • Length: 4,458 mm (175.5 in)
  • Width: 2,159 mm (85 in)
  • Height with optional cabin: 2,108 mm (83 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,362 mm (93 in)
  • Track: 1,917 mm (75.5 in)
  • Tyres (front & rear): 250 x 15 Tuned pneumatic
  • Step height: 483 mm (19 in)
  • Ground clearance: 203 mm (8 in)


  • Frame made with A36 steel –51 millimetres (2 inches)
  • Bumpers made with A36 steel – 38 millimetres (1.5 inches) front and 101.6 millimetres (4 inches) rear 


  • Spring front suspension and rigid rear suspension
  • Automatic transmission – 3 forward and 3 reverse
  • Maximum speed of 24 kph (15 mph)
  • Hydraulic assisted steering
  • Spring applied parking brakes with manual override


  • Manufacturer – Cummins
  • Model – QSF 2.8
  • Rated output at 2800 RPM – 74 hp (55 kW)
  • Rated torque at 2800 RPM – 300 Nm (221 ft-lbs)
  • Tier 4 final diesel engine with 4 cylinders and 3.6 litre capacity
  • Fuel tank capacity of 83 L (22 gal)


  • Electrical system of 12 volts at negative ground
  • Alternator at 70 amps
  • Cold cranking amps of 850 using battery
  • Ignition adjusted with anti-restart
  • 12V LED long lasting lights
  • J1939 compliant analog face with digital engine diagnostic module