Comparing Bobtail Tractor Options: Key Features And Differences

Cargo tractors are a convenient and necessary way to safely transport cargo and luggage from or onto an airplane. But it’s not the most efficient method.

In 1969, Eagle Tugs created the first all-weather, high-speed cargo Bobtail Tractor. Within just two decades of its invention, the Eagle Bobtail became the narrow and wide-body cargo towing standard for all North American and British airlines — a title it still holds to this day.

As with aircraft tractors, there are Bobtail Tractor models specially designed for every need. But which is right for you? That can be a loaded question. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to help you determine which models meet your required towing capacity.

By understanding the unique features and distinct differences between Eagle Tugs’ Bobtail Tractor models, you’ll be better able to make an informed purchasing decision.

Eagle Bobtail Tractor Models

The Eagle Bobtail Tractor is the most reliable high-speed cargo tractor on the market. Each model comes standard with the following features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Power steering and braking
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Heavy-duty wheels and radial tires
  • Rear sight tunnel for direct hitch visibility
  • Heavy steel plate body and front and rear bumpers

The Bobtail Tractor is also more comfortable for operators and lasts more than three times longer than traditional cargo tractors. Plus, every model comes with unparalleled reliability and factory-direct support — that’s the Eagle Tugs advantage. But which model is right for you?

Eagle EB2-5 High-Speed Bobtail Tractor

Chassis: Ford Super-Duty F-350

Drawbar pull (DBP): 5,000 lbf.

Max Towing Capacity (lbs.): 65,000 lbs.

Fuel Type: Gas with an option for diesel for those outside of the U.S

Maximum Speed: 25 mph

Typical Operating Conditions: Ideal for towing 3-4 cargo dollies long distances in typical operating conditions

Eagle EB2-7 High-Speed Bobtail Tractor

Chassis: Ford F-350

Drawbar pull (DBP): 7,500 lbf.

Max Towing Capacity (lbs.): 105,000 lbs.

Fuel Type: Gas with an option for diesel for those outside of the U.S.

Maximum Speed: 25 mph

Typical Operating Conditions: Ideal for towing 5-6 cargo dollies long distances in typical operating conditions

Eagle EB2-8 High-Speed Bobtail Tractor

Chassis: Ford F-550

Drawbar pull (DBP): 8,000 lbf.

Max Towing Capacity (lbs.): 110,000 lbs.

Fuel Type: Diesel

Maximum Speed: 25 mph

Typical Operating Conditions: Ideal for towing 5-6 cargo dollies long distances in typical operating conditions

Eagle EB2-10 High-Speed Bobtail Tractor

Chassis: Ford F-750

Drawbar pull (DBP): 10,000 lbf.

Max Towing Capacity (lbs.): 130,000 lbs.

Fuel Type: Diesel

Maximum Speed: 25 mph

Typical Operating Conditions: Ideal for towing 5-6 cargo dollies long distances in all weather conditions

Let Eagle Tugs Help Find The Right Bobtail Tractor For You

This high-level guide will help you narrow down your Bobtail Tractor options, but keep in mind that you shouldn’t attempt to choose a cargo tractor without the help of a professional. Eagle Tugs can help. Contact our experts to learn more about the Bobtail Tractors available through Eagle Tugs and request a quote today. We’re here to help!

   




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