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Name That Tug

Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:26 pm

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

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RE: Name That Tug

Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:47 pm

Could be a "Goldhofer"...
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RE: Name That Tug

Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:50 pm

For a second there, I thought this was a variation on "Identify This"....  biggrin 

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RE: Name That Tug

Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:01 pm

You never know...  Wink
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RE: Name That Tug

Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:17 am



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?"
 
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RE: Name That Tug

Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:15 am

ohh i was excited for a tug contest. feel like a nerd  blush 
 
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RE: Name That Tug

Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:28 pm

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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RE: Name That Tug

Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:04 pm



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.
 
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RE: Name That Tug

Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:23 pm



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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RE: Name That Tug

Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:27 am



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.
 
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RE: Name That Tug

Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:57 pm



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.
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RE: Name That Tug

Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:08 pm



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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RE: Name That Tug

Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:09 pm

Looks to be a Goldhoffer AST-1
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RE: Name That Tug

Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:42 am



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.
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