Lockheed C-130 Hercules Towbar

Product Description

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules towbar is specifically tailored for pushback and towing operations on the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, four-engine military transport aircraft.

With a capacity of 90,718 kg (200,000 lbs), this heavy-duty steel 3.05 m (10 inches) towbar is designed with durability and protection in mind. Alternatively, a 4.57 m (15 inches) bar with additional 12.6 cm (5 inch) extension can be chosen instead of the 3.05 m (10 inches) towbar.

This towbar features a hydraulic lift, which provides height adjustment with ease. Additionally, it comes equipped with a heavy-duty pneumatic wheel system that absorbs shock loads from impacts and an ergonomic U-handle, which limits bending or heavy lifting. Both of these features allow for easy manoeuvring of the towbar.

In addition, this military aircraft towbar features a lunette ring with an inside diameter of 7.94 cm (3.125 inches). This particular hitch is designed to work jointly with a pintle hook for a more secure connection. The towbar is also equipped with a linear and radial shear protection, as well as road speed rated wheels, hubs and bearing.

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules towbar head must be installed on site with four 1.9 cm (¾ inch) bolts, as it is the only part which isn’t assembled when shipped. The crating is included in the shipping.

For more information on the Lockheed C-130 Hercules Towbar or any other aircraft towbar, please contact Aviation Spares & Repairs Limited. We are here to help with all your GSE requirements.


  • Lunette’s inside diameter measuring 7.94 cm (3.125 inches)
  • Choice of 3.05 m (10 inches) towbar or 4.57 m (15 inches) bar with additional 12.6 cm (5 inch) extension
  • Ships mostly assembled – towbar head is required to be installed on site with four 1.9 cm (¾ inch) bolts
  • Crated included in shipping


  • Length: 365.76 cm (144 inches)
  • Width: 60.96 cm (24 inches)
  • Height: 50.8 cm (20 inches)
  • Weight: 140 kg (308 lbs)

Shipping dimensions

  • Length: 302.3 cm (120 inches)
  • Width: 71.1 cm (28 inches)
  • Height: 76.2 cm (30 inches)
  • Weight: 291 kg (642 lbs)

Our Rx towbar is available in the following configurations:

  • Rx-ATR (ATR 42 and 72 turboprops)
  • Rx-BAe146 (BAe-146 and Avro RJ-70/85/100)
  • Rx-D8-300 (Bombardier Dash 8-100/200/300, Q200/Q300)
  • Rx-D8-400 (Bombardier Dash 8-400, Q400)
  • Rx-EMB120 (Embraer 120 “Brasilia”)
  • Rx-ERJ170 (Embraer ERJ-170/175/190/195, Lineage)
  • Rx-ERJ145 (Embraer ERJ-135/140/145, Legacy)
  • Rx-C130 (Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules)
  • Rx-CRJ (Bombardier CRJ 100/200/440/700/900/1000; Challenger 850/870/890; Hawker 4000)