Eagle EB2-5 Bob Tail High-Speed Cargo Tractor

Product Id Sku:EB2-5

The Eagle EB2-5 Bob Tail high-speed cargo tractor is built on the Ford Super Duty F-350 chassis. The EB2-5 is offered with a Gas power train for U.S. operations, and Gas or Diesel for export outside of the U.S. The Eagle EB2-5 offers customers 5,000 lbf. DBP to tow up to 55,000 lbs. of cargo at 25 mph (40 kph) in typical operating conditions (Wet, 1% grade).

In 1969, the genesis of today’s air cargo industry occurred. Eagle was there to answer the airlines’ call for an all-weather, high-speed cargo tractor which had not yet been invented. Eagle successfully engineered and developed the Ford F350 Bob Tail for United Airlines at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Within two decades, the Eagle Bob Tail had become the narrow and wide-body cargo towing standard used by all North American and British Airlines. In the mid 1990’s, some cargo customers tried using industrial tractors, converted to high speed use, as Bob Tail replacements. However, by the early 2000’s the converted industrial tractors had demonstrated a track record of unreliability, and excessive driver fatigue and discomfort. Because of these problems with traditional tractors, the Eagle Bob Tail has continued to thrive, and is still the leader in high-speed, long-distance cargo towing today.

Here is what the Eagle EB2-5 Bob Tails have to offer:

  • Eagle Tugs was the originator of the Bob Tail design over 45 years ago.
  • The Ford F350 Chassis has an unequaled, commercially-proven, reliable drive train and braking system.
  • Power steering and braking, ventilated front and rear disc brakes, and heavy-duty wheels and radial tires.
  • Ford cabs are ergonomic, comfortable and safe.
  • Air Conditioning is standard (can be deleted upon request).
  • Rear sight tunnel for direct hitch visibility for the operator.
  • Heavy steel plate body and front & rear bumpers, including a heavy tubular grill guard and side protection.
  • Choice of Gas and Diesel (Tier 2 models).
  • Unparalleled reliability and factory-direct support is the Eagle Tugs advantage.

Additional Information




Load Type Ideal for towing 3-4 cargo dollies long distances at up to 25 mph.


Drive Wheels 4 Rear
Drawbar Pull Gas 5,000 lbf / 22.24 kN
Drawbar Pull Diesel 5,000 lbf / 22.24 kN
Towing Capacity 1st Gear 65,000 lbs / 29,484 kgs
Towing Capacity 3rd Gear 30,000 lbs / 13,608kgs
Service Weight Diesel 10,100 lbs / 4,581 kgs
Service Weight Gas/LP 9,300 lbs / 4,218 kgs


Length 193 in / 4,902 mm
Width 96 in / 2,438 mm
Height 81 in / 2,057 mm
Wheelbase 106 in / 2,692 mm
Track 68 in / 1,727 mm
Tires (front & rear) 245/75R17E
Turn Radius (outside) 250 in / 6,350 mm
Step Height 15 in / 381 mm
Ground Clearance 10 in / 254 mm


Frame/Body Ford standard
Bumper (front/rear) .5" plate steel / 1-3 in (25-76 mm) A36 steel


Suspension Springs and shock absorbers over each axle
Transmission – Automatic 6 forward / 1 reverse
Max Speed Governed 25 mph / 40 kph
Steering Hydraulic power-boosted mechanical: self-centering
Brakes Hydraulic, self-adjusting split type with accumulator
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Parking Brakes Foot or lever activated - mechanical to rear brake drums

Engine/Motor Specifications

Engine Options Diesel, Gas
Manufacturer (Gas/LPG) Ford
Model (Gas/LPG) V-8
Rated Output (Gas/LPG) 385 hp / 287 kW
Torque (Gas) 430 ft-lbs
Cylinders - Displacement (Gas) Eight - 6.2L
Fuel Tank (Gas) 40 gal / 151.4 liters
Manufacturer (Diesel) Ford - Tier 2 Only (for military or export)
Model (Diesel) V-8 Turbo
Rated Output (Diesel) 330 hp / 246 kW
Torque (Diesel) 750 ft-lbs
Cylinders - Displacement (Diesel) Eight - 6.7L
Fuel Tank (Diesel) 40 gal / 151.4 liters
Air Cleaner Severe environment, heavy duty, dry replacement element


System 12 Volt
Alternator (Gas) 200 amp
Alternator (Diesel) 220 amp
Battery (cold crank) (Gas) 650 CCA
Battery (cold crank) (Diesel) Dual 750 CCA
Ignition Keyed
Instruments Oil pressure, water temperature and fuel gauges / hourmeter, voltmeter and electric horn

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Standard Warranty

Three Year Warranty