Bartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 434 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3758 times:
The other day we had a Skywest/United Express CRJ700 go tech at the gate, and as we are a very small station and are crunched for stands, we decided we would tow it off the gate and somewhere out of the way. I was told to go get our RJ towbar (we normaly service CRJ200s and everything here is a power/turn out) and the guy incharge couldn't get it to fit. He was nearing the end of his shift so didn't seem to care much, but i went to one of the other airlines to see if they had a towbar from when they used to have -700s but the ferry permit came in very quickly so i never found out. everyone i talked to at the airport seemed to think it should've fit (no one haveing ever pushed or towed a 700)
My Question to you guys... are -100/-200 bars different than -700/-900 bars and if someone had pictures showing the differences that would be great. also, are there any other types that have a different towbar for different varients? (B737-100,-200 vs all the others come to mind)
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31457 posts, RR: 57 Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3761 times:
Quoting Bartonsayswhat (Thread starter): are there any other types that have a different towbar for different varients? (B737-100,-200 vs all the others come to mind)
Not sure about the CRJ.....However I remember the towbar for the CD/IC B732s were of a different attachment [used to clamp to the bolt holes in the lower strut which was used for the cross pin].Where as other airlines had a hook attachment holding that very pin.
This was years ago.
Pilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3634 times:
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1): Yea, I think they are due to the heavier weight... bigger gear
Bingo. The -700 nose gear is wider then the -200. The RJ towbars that we had at DAB had interchangeable heads. The bar itself was identical, but the end that connects to the aircraft could be removed and replaced with the wider (or smaller) one.