For Aircraft Up To 180,000 lbs (81,648 kg)

Industry: Military

Ideal for towing fighters and military transport aircraft.

AP8950SDB-M Features:

Vehicle Drive: 58.3 HP/45.5 kW, 80 VDC Traction Motor mated with Auburn/Dana 44 Differential.

Motor Speed Control: EVT1000LV IGBT with On-Board Diagnostics. Speed controlled by Foot Throttle.

Batteries: Dual set of two 40 VDC Industrial, 595 AMP-HR Batteries (6 hr rate), wired in series-parallel with Single Point Watering System. 680 AH, optional.

GPU: Built-in Independent 12/24/28 VDC / 1175 CCA Batteries and Charging System, optional.

Motive Battery Charger: Two external Fully Automatic 115 AMP DC / 208-480 VAC / 60 Hz / 3-PH Chargers. 120 AMP and/or 50 Hz, optional.

Nose Gear Lift Cradle: Patented Universal Nose Gear Lift Cradle activated by an Electric/Hydraulic Pump Assembly capable of handling dual and single wheel aircraft, and Hydraulic Front Gate.

Winch: Heavy-duty Hydraulic Winch with Automatic Safety Cut-Off and RH/LH Winch/Cradle fender controls. Winch and Strut Straps included.

Steering: Electric/Hydraulic Power Steering controlled through Automotive-type Tilt Wheel requiring minimal effort with very responsive steering action. Automatic Timer turns off power when tug not in use, increasing battery shift life. Simple Double Ended Cylinder Steering Axle with Tapered Roller Bearing Kingpins.

Service Brakes: Foot Operated Power Hydraulic Disc-Type Service Brakes mounted on the input to each final Wheel Drive Gearing to achieve maximum braking with minimal effort.

Parking Brake: Hand activated Electric Switch controlling Spring Applied/ Hydraulic Released Calipers mounted on each Service Brake Disc.

Drive Tires: 28 x 12.5-15 Solid-Pneumatic Traction Tread with Siping. Chains, optional.

Steer Tires: 21 x 8-9 Solid-Pneumatic Traction Tread mounted to a Fully Suspended Steer Axle.

Lighting: Dual LED Forward and Aft Headlights, Four LED Flashing Amber Running Lights, Amber Strobe Light mounted Center Rear, and LED Brake Lights/Turn Signals.

Operator’s Compartment: Low profile,Premium Grade Molded Polyurethane Operator Seats with Dual Facing Helms, including Armrests, Seat Belts and fore/aft setting. Cab with Heater, Defroster, and Windshield Wipers, optional.

Camera and Monitor: Camera at Aircraft Interface Area, with Color Monitors at “A” and “B” Station.

Construction: Welded Steel Plate and Polymers preserved by Primer and Industrial Gray Enamel Paint with special protective Polyurethane Coating to prevent rust, scratches and corrosion. Steel Rub Rails protect from side impact. Custom colors, optional.

Transportability: Six “D” Rings and Rear Drawbar Hitch for transport tie down. Steer Axle with Hydraulic Lift for ramp loading, optional.



257.8 in / 654.9 cm


100.5 in / 255.4 cm

Height (At lowest steering tilt setting):

37.5 in / 95.2 cm

Turning Radius:

209 in / 531 cm

Wheel Base:

115.3 in / 292.8 cm

Vehicle Speed, Empty:

7.5 MPH / 12 KPH

Vehicle Speed, Loaded (To Max. Vehicle Capacity):

4 MPH / 6.44 KPH

**Lift Cradle Capacity:

18,000 LBS / 8165 KG

Nose Gear Cradle Lifting Height:

11 in / 28 cm

Ground Clearance:

5 in / 12.7 cm

Shipping Weight w/o Batteries & Charger:

9000 LBS / 4082 KG

Shipping Weight w/ Motive Batteries & Charger:

18,000 LBS / 8165 KG

Shipping Weight w/ Motive & GPU Batteries & Charger:

18,350 LBS / 8323 KG

**Lift Capacity is calculated with 30 in / 76.2 cm diameter aircraft tire in lift cradle. Aircraft tire center line at 26 in / 66 cm from drive tire center line.

Additional Options:

Specialized Aircraft Towing Adapters and Custom Highlift Adapters are available (consult factory). Illustration may show some optional equipment.

*LEKTRO reserves the right to make changes and improvements in products and specifications without notice or obligation. PATENT Nos. 5,151,003 / 5,302,075 / 9,067,691. Other Patents Pending.

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