Airport Tugs, Airplane Tugs, and Helicopter Tugs

V-Move airport tug, airplane tug, and helicopter tug models are ideal for inside Airport terminals, in aircraft maintenance facilities, and on the apron. One of the busiest airports in the world uses about 200 different V-Move tugs. See below for all our suggested uses of the V-Move in the airline industry.

 


The V-Move 4XL airplane tug used to push back commercial regional jets

Xerowaste V-Move 4XL electric tug Regional jets that can be moved with the V-move aircraft load movers

The V-Move 4XL is one of many airport tugs we carry and is ideal in situations where you want to push back planes from the gate a short distance. The walk-along tugs allow an excellent view of the surroundings and you have better vision with no blind spots than if you were in a cab – especially if it is raining. Once the plane is pushed back and the tow bar is disconnected from the airplane, you don’t need to disconnect the tow bar from the tug and can quickly walk back to the gate with the tow bar attached(assuming it has its own wheel), saving time and getting the plane out faster. And speaking of time saved, our walk-along tugs can go up to 3.7 mph which is a very fast walking pace for even a very tall person with a long stride.

You can control most of our V-Move airport tugs or aircraft tugs with an advanced optional wireless remote control and see where all your V-Move tugs are and their ‘health’ with our optional remote monitoring system. The 4XL uses twin 48-volt AC motors and is very smooth in acceleration and has both hydraulic brakes and electromagnetic brakes. It also has electric power steering to make turning a plane effortless.

The V-move 4XL airport tug or aircraft tug has been known to move up to 176,370 lb, which is about the weight of a fully-loaded 737-800 series but we don’t recommend moving that and it would be more ideal for use in pushing back regional commercial or corporate jets. The 4XL airplane tug with full weight plates will weigh 15,432 lb and has a drawbar pull of 35,000 Newtons or 7,868 lbf.

The benefits of using the V-Move walk-along airport tugs would be lower capital costs, lower maintenance costs, possible faster turnaround getting planes out, higher uptime, and a lower carbon footprint.

We also have many other smaller aircraft tugs or airplane tug models that can and do move aircraft.

Our XXL, 3XL, and 4XL airport tugs or airplane tugs have the option to use Motive “Forklift” style EastPenn Deka battery packs and 21.5 kWh Lithium-ion for long-running times and up to years of charge cycling.


The V-Move XL & XL+ helicopter tug used to move helicopters and small planes

Xerowaste V-Move XL helicopter mover Xerowaste | V-move aircraft tugs to move small aircraft - even off-road.

The V-Move XL and XL+ airport tugs or aircraft tugs are ideal for moving helicopters or small planes. The XL has a DC motor. The XL+ has a maintenance-free AC motor without motor brushes. The XL 1.5 kW tug can push or pull up to 11,023 lb and the XL+ can push or pull up to 16,535 lb.

The XL and XL+ have been used to move helicopters and small planes in snow and off-road.

The V-Move airport tug or aircraft tug models are quality built, reliable, and backed by up to a 2-year warranty.


The V-Move XXL industrial tugger used to move aircraft engines

Xerowaste V-Move XXL moving an aircraft engine
The V-Move XXL AC motor tug is often used to move aircraft engines or other heavy aircraft parts. It is affordable for its capability and can even move the largest jet engine at 40,000 lb, the GE9X. This tug can push or pull up to 44,093 lb.

The XXL can weigh up to 6,800 lb for aiding traction to move heavy objects. It has an option for a differential lock to drive both wheels and a larger battery pack for longer use between charges.

The V-Move XXL tug is almost all US and European assembled components, quality built, reliable, and backed by up to a 2-year warranty.


The V-Move XL+ AC-Motor cart mover for luggage carts

V-Move XL+ cart mover setup

The V-Move XL+ with the cart mover option is a very small footprint powerful cart pusher that excels at pushing carts up slopes with ease. The XL+ has a maintenance-free AC motor. It comes with safety features like a flashing light on a pole, horn, various emergency stop buttons, and a wireless remote control that has a lot of safety features built-in.

There is an option to use Lithium-Ion battery packs for quicker charges so it can be used around the clock.

The V-Move XL+ cart mover is premium quality built, reliable, and backed by a 2-year warranty.


The V-Move 650 Tow Tractor / Personnel Carrier / Burden Carrier used inside the terminal

Xerowaste V-Move 650 electric tug

The V-Move 650 AC motor Tow Tractor / Personnel Carrier / Burden Carrier is ideal for use in the terminals to transport waste and recycling, move carts of luggage, and for supervisor use. It can tow up to 4,409 lb.  It’s small size and lightweight allows it to fit on elevators and to get through crowds easier than most other electric vehicle alternatives.

There is an option to use Lithium-Ion battery packs for quicker charges so it can be used around the clock.

The V-Move 650 tow tractor is almost all US and European assembled components, quality built, reliable, and backed by a 2-year warranty.


The V-Move EDV burden carrier used inside the terminal for moving retail supplies or totes

V-Move EDV tug moving waste totes

The V-Move EDV tug can be used to move store stock or restaurant supplies within the terminal. It can be affordably customized in size and design to match how you envision using it. We can even design it to move waste or recycling totes so you can pick up garbage or recycling from each waste station in the terminal in a small footprint and transport it back to the larger bins or compactors.

There are options to use Lithium-Ion battery packs for quicker charges so it can be used around the clock.

The V-Move EDV is quality built and backed by a 2-year warranty.



Apply for a government rebate for a V-Move tug if you are in a participating state, province or city

We have compiled a list of electric rebate programs that you can apply to, to get cash off or back after purchasing a qualifying V-Move tug. Ask for more details.


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