CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4229 times:
Well ever since I been here Air North has been using this modified forklift type thing to tow their planes around instead of just yer standart tug thing. Everywhere they go with it is plowed year round, and pretty much all paved, so its not like the normal equiptment wouldn't work. Looks kinda cool though, but what exactly is it called? I've always call it "that forklift puller thinger"...
SkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4034 times:
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 2): but I would have thought that a regular tug would have been cheaper then one of those expensive beasts.
I'm sure the attachment is removable as they probably use it for moving cargo, for mx and snow removal. So having one or 2 machines for multiple tasks saves money. But then again, they only have 1 jetway and a hanger at their hub in whitehorse. I caught a show called, Wings over Canada on tv, (late night of course) in which their whole episode was on Air North, they've also done Air Canada and First Air. Normally its the host flying around in his C-185 amphib, which is still cool.
Moving cargo maybe but the only cargo is what fits in the bellies of their 732s, HS748s and B99, so I don't think they have that much to move. mx maybe but how? Snow removal here is done by the airport not airlines.