Product Id Sku :eXL-16

The eXL-16 aircraft tractor was designed to move business jets such as the G650 and Global 7000, and regional jets such as the E-195, in all weather conditions. EXL tugs offer Four-wheel Drive (4WD) and Four-wheel Steer (4WS). This 80V AC electric aircraft tractor provides superior traction and maneuverability, and extremely low cost-per-hour of operation. The front-operator design accommodates the driver and up to two passengers, allowing for the use of a secondary 625 Ah battery for long-distance aircraft towing operations. The Eagle eXL-16 electric aircraft tug is also covered by an industry leading 3-year/3,000-hour warranty.


The eXL-16 Electric Aircraft Tug was designed to share the same features and benefits that have made the Eagle eTT Series so popular. These features include Four Wheel Drive (4WD) for traction in all weather conditions, Four Wheel Steering (4WS) for best-in-class maneuverability, a zero-emission, AC electric power train, and unmatched reliability and performance. Additionally, the eXL-16 was designed as a front-operator tow tractor to allow for an operator plus up to two passengers, and allows for an additional 625Ah battery if needed. The eXL-16 is weighted to handle all regional and business aircraft in all weather conditions.


Here is what the eXL-16 has to offer:

  • 16,800 lbs. GVW to handle aircraft up to 115,000 lbs. in all weather conditions.
  • Zero-emission, energy-efficient 80V AC electric drive
  • 4WD power train, providing safe, controlled traction on all surface conditions.
  • 4WS for increased maneuverability of, and around aircraft.
  • Front and rear wet disc brakes for capable stopping power.
  • Front and rear inching switches for 1-man hitching operation.
  • Low-profile design, and direct front and rear hitch visibility, allow operators to safely and efficiently handle aircraft.
  • Optional "Smart Charge" battery and charger system which allows the battery to be opportunity-charged to maximize efficiency, with no reduction in the life of the battery.
  • Backed by an industry-leading 3-year/3,000-hr warranty.
  • Factory-direct support with the goal of same-day turnaround of all replacement parts.
  • Eagle Tugs has over 45 years of experience designing, building and supporting reliable tow tractors.



Additional Information


SKU eXL-16


Load Type Ideal for business aircraft such as the G650 & Global 7000, and regional aircraft such as the E-195, in all weather conditions.


Drive Wheels 2 Front / 2 Rear
Drawbar Pull 12,000 lbf / 54 kN
Towing Capacity 155,000 lbs / 70,307 kgs
Service Weight with Battery 16,800 lbs / 7,620 kgs
Weight without Battery 12,600 lbs / 5,715 kgs


Length 166 in / 4,216 mm
Width 72 in / 1,829 mm
Height (deck) 43 in / 1,092 mm
Height (Steering Wheel) 53 in / 1,346 mm
Wheelbase 90 in / 2,286 mm
Track 63 in / 1,600 mm
Turning Radius 154 in / 3,912 mm
Tires (front & rear) 215/75 R17.5 LR F
Step Height 19 in / 483 mm
Ground Clearance 9 in / 228 mm


Frame/Body A36 steel: .375-.500 in / 9.5-12.7 mm
Bumper (front/rear) A36 steel: 0.5 in / 12.7 mm (front); 3.5 in / 88.9 mm (rear)


Suspension Leaf Spring
Number of Speeds 2 Forward / 2 Reverse
Max Speed 12 mph (unloaded) / 19 kph
Steering Hydraulic power-boosted - 4-wheel coordinated
Primary Brake Electric Regenerative
Supplemental Brakes Hydraulic Wet Disk
Parking Brakes Mechanical - pinion mounted, dry disc

Engine/Motor Specifications

Power Train 80V A/C ELECTRIC
Traction Motor Danaher Motion - 80V A/C Brushless
Output @ 1300 rpm 55 HP / 41 kW (Peak)
Torque (Electric) 210 ft lbs / 284 Nm


Lights 12V LED Long Life
Instruments Electronic Display showing speed, battery life, hours and diagnostics
Hydraulic Pump 80V D/C On-demand, sensor monitored
Inching Feature Operator controlled - FWD/REV switch on front & rear
Safe Handling Chart

Safe Handling Chart

MTOW Chart - MTT, eTT & eXL-16


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