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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3259 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Can someone give a name to the Tug type in the picture pls.
It picks the aircraft up by the nose and moves it. Taken at LGW.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj283/readytotaxi/RIMG0101.jpg

Many thanks


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User currently offlineTroubleshooter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 423 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Could be a "Goldhofer"...


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
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For a second there, I thought this was a variation on "Identify This"....  biggrin 

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User currently offlineTroubleshooter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 423 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

You never know...  Wink


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2226 times:



Quoting Readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Can someone give a name to the Tug type in the picture pls.
It picks the aircraft up by the nose and moves it. Taken at LGW.

In general, I believe those styles are called Super Tugs.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 2):
For a second there, I thought this was a variation on "Identify This"....

That's what I thought at first too. I said "how much more geeky can we get then identifiying push back tugs?"


User currently offlineBartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

ohh i was excited for a tug contest. feel like a nerd  blush 

User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2152 times:

Thanks for the input people.  Smile

Was this the type of tug that Richard Branson was talking about using to save fuel during taxi times?



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2137 times:



Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 6):
Was this the type of tug that Richard Branson was talking about using to save fuel during taxi times?

Any tug that is large enough to handle a given airplane will do. These super tugs are usually required for heavies/widebodies. But smaller tugs can be used on smaller/lighter equipment. Heck, some normal bag cart tugs can be used for RJs.


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2078 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 7):
Heck, some normal bag cart tugs can be used for RJs.

Although we weren't suppose to, we would often use the Electro to move around RJ's and not just for pushback.



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User currently offlineBartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2018 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 8):

if we were really in a pinch we can use our Sicard tractor for pushing back 737NGs, but the airline does not approve, something about the breaks being not strong enough. we dont have a pushback tug, because the way the gates are laid out, we power out and turn to the right. when the Q400s go mechanical we routinely push and tow with the sicard tho.


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1953 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 8):
Although we weren't suppose to, we would often use the Electro to move around RJ's and not just for pushback.

Lektro. Why aren't you supposed to use them. When I went to EV training that was all they used at ATL, and what we always used as contract at APF.


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1924 times:



Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 10):
Lektro. Why aren't you supposed to use them. When I went to EV training that was all they used at ATL, and what we always used as contract at APF.

Well, yes it's SOP to use them for push back but say we want to move an a/c to another gate and our "super-tugs" were all on a job at the time we would us the lektro to move the a/c around which is against company policy. Reason was because of breaking capability.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1687 times:
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Looks to be a Goldhoffer AST-1


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1645 times:



Quoting Bartonsayswhat (Reply 9):
if we were really in a pinch we can use our Sicard tractor for pushing back 737NGs

Can it generate adequate Traction power.
regds
MEL



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