The Benefits of an Eagle Bobtail Tractor


The Eagle Tugs Bobtail Tractor is the standard for both narrow and wide-body cargo towing for military aircraft, as well as all North American and British airlines. There's a reason industry leaders trust Eagle Tugs. The following is a brief look at some of the unmatched benefits of the Eagle Bobtail cargo tractor.

Eagle Tugs is the original creator and manufacturer of the Eagle Bobtail Tractor. Fifty years ago, airlines put out an industry-wide call for a reliable, all-weather, high-speed cargo tractor. Eagle Tugs was there to answer that call. Today, most of the top cargo handlers around the world use Eagle Tugs' Bobtail Tractors for their long-distance cargo hauling needs. We're taking a look at just a few of the features that continue to make the Bobtail Tractor the unrivaled leader in the high-speed cargo towing market.

Power Steering & Braking

The Eagle Bobtail airport tractor offers power-assisted steering and braking. This supporting system helps the operator steer the vehicle by augmenting the usual effort required to turn the steering wheel or brake. This makes it easier for the operator to turn and brake when needed. And thanks to the use of the Ford Super-Duty chassis, the tractor has an incredibly advanced braking system and drivetrain.

Heavy-Duty Body

Every Eagle Bobtail model comes with a heavy-duty tubular grill guard on the side and front of the tractor, as well as front and rear bumpers, to provide added protection of the vehicle. Each model is created using a heavy steel plate body and features heavy-duty wheels and tires. It's what makes the Eagle Bobtail one of the strongest and most durable models on the market.

Ventilated Disc Brakes

The Eagle cargo tractor features ventilated disc brakes to help dissipate the heat that is often generated while in use. Ventilated disc brakes also help stave off brake fade (reduction or complete loss of braking power) for a time. This can result in more consistent braking and prolong the lifespan of the vehicle's brakes.

Comfortable Cab Design

The Bobtail Tractor utilizes a commercially proven Ford Super-Duty cab and chassis design. The Eagle Bobtail's shortened Ford chassis is known industry-wide for its superior reliability. The cabs are not only safe, but comfortable and ergonomic.

Modified to be even stronger and more effective, this specially designed cab features higher maximum speeds, as well as added comfort and space for the operator. Plus, the high-speed cargo tractor boasts a lifespan that is nearly three times that of other cargo tractors.

The Bobtail cab also features a rear sight tunnel for direct hitch visibility for the operator. And air conditioning? It's standard on every model (but it can be removed upon request).

Choice of Gas or Diesel

We understand that fuel costs can get pricey. It's why we offer several options when it comes to filling up your tractor's tank. Our Eagle EB2-5, EB2-7, EB2-8 and EB2-10 models typically run on gas when used in the U.S. They each also have the option to run on diesel for military purposes and when operating outside of the U.S. So, you can choose the model that works best for your needs and airport fueling system.

In addition to this, each fuel tank has a capacity of more than 132.5 liters. So, your high-speed cargo tractor will have enough fuel to operate for extended periods of time.

Wide Towing Capacity Range

Eagle Bobtail Tractors remain the standard for high-speed cargo towing. With the Bobtail Tractor, you can reliably haul more weight for longer distances at higher speeds. Eagle Tugs offers a wide towing capacity range so that you can get the right model for all your hauling needs. The following are the various Bobtail models and their corresponding max towing capacity.

  • Eagle EB2-5: 65,000 lbs. max towing capacity
  • Eagle EB2-7: 105,000 lbs. max towing capacity
  • Eagle EB2-8: 110,000 lbs. max towing capacity
  • Eagle EB2-10: 130,000 lbs. max towing capacity

Factory-Direct Support

Every Eagle Tugs Bobtail Tractor model comes with unmatched reliability and factory-direct support. But what does that mean? It means we're so confident in the performance and reliability of our Bobtail Tractors that we offer a 1-year/2,000-hour warranty standard for each of our Eagle Bobtails.

Let Eagle Tugs Help You Find A Bobtail Tractor For You

At Eagle Tugs, our mission is to provide you with high-quality ground support equipment (GSE) that is reliable, efficient and above all else, safe. Browse our industry-leading selection of Bobtail Tractors to haul cargo with ease and precision. And be sure to shop our selection of industrial tugs and towbarless tugs to increase production and maximize your hangar's efficiency. Contact our experts to learn more about our GSE offerings and request a quote today.

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