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TLD TMX-50 Aircraft Tow Tractor

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The TLD TMX-50 series is the first and only AWD & AWS tractor specifically designed to safely tow business jets, helicopters, military airframes, and the full spectrum of regional and narrow-body airline aircraft. Able to tow up to 148,000 lbs. (67,000 kg.) in good weather, its wide towing range makes it the most versatile and comprehensive unit on the tarmac today. Equally at home handling a single-engine GA aircraft as it is moving the largest of corporate jets, the TMX-50 is truly “right sized.”

The TMX-50 is available in three configurations:

  • TMX-50-4
    • Max DBP: 8,500 lb.
    • Max Tow Weight: 85,000 lbs.
    • Largest Aircraft Capability: G500
  • TMX-50-6
    • Max DBP: 11,350 lb.
    • Max Tow Weight: 113,500 lbs.
    • Largest Aircraft Capability: G650
  • TMX-50-8
    • Max DBP: 14,800 lb.
    • Max Tow Weight: 148,000 lbs.
    • Largest Aircraft Capability: B737-500

The TMX-50’s compact design, standard 4-wheel steering, and all-wheel drive allow for exceptional traction in all climates while providing the maneuverability required for precise aircraft positioning and hangar stacking. It also features advanced ergonomics and controls, such as the point-of-use inching feature – which solves the time-consuming problem of lining up the final few inches of the towbar lunette & tractor hitch (for final alignments to be controlled right at the hitch). And with seating for three, the TMX-50 can tow more than just your aircraft, securely transporting your entire team during longer towing applications.

The optional cab is environmentally controlled, and features a panoramic windshield for combined viewing of hitches, towbar, and the aircraft. This means with or without a cab, you get the same optimal safety awareness while using the TMX-50.

As with all TLD tractors, the TMX-50 utilizes only heavy-duty industrial components. Designed for direct and easy access to all components, you will experience significantly less downtime with these units. The TMX-50 is offered in 3 different variants with towing capabilities up to aircraft up to 148,000lbs. Standard engine is US EPA T4F/EU stage 3B and optional Tier 3/EU stage 3A are available.

Standard Features:

  • Engine: Turbo Diesel Engine, 4 cylinder US EPA T4F/EU stage 3B or EU Stage 3A / US EPA Tier 3 Deutz TD2.9L4 engine, 55kW engines are available
  • Transmission: DANA SPICER T12000 power shift with torque converter, 4 forward speeds and 3 backward speeds, 4 drive wheels.
  • Electric Equipment: 24V electric system including:
    • 2x 12V 700 CCA batteries
    • 55A alternator
    • LED lights (front and rear)
    • Working lights on rear hitch
    • Stop lights, flashing lights, warning lights
    • Flashing beacon
    • Back-up alarm
  • Maximum Speed:
    • Forward speed: 25 km/h [16 mph]
    • Backward speed: 18 km/h [11 mph]
  • Front and Rear Axles: Steering and driving DANA SPICER axle, double reduction, with spring leaf suspension
  • Service Brake: Hydraulic powered braking system (dual circuit) with immersed wet multidisc brakes on all 4 wheels.
  • Parking Brakes: Immersed wet multidisc brakes, spring applied, hydraulically released.
  • Direction: Hydraulic on 4 wheels
  • Tow Hitches: Front and rear manually operated, Ø 50mm [2in] [ (l3 levels) with a manual locking system.
  • Wheels: Inflated tires, 215/75R17,5
  • Fuel Tank: 80 L [21 gal]
  • Hydraulic Tank: 45 L [12 gal]
  • Paint: White – RAL 9016; cab doors, covers and ballast - grey
  • Operator Station:
    • Mechanically suspended driver seats with 2 standard passenger seats
    • Hourmeter
    • Colored display with all operational information: fuel gauge, engine speed, speedometer, parking brake indicator, hazard warning lights, flashing lights and headlights.
  • Hydraulic System: Single hydraulic pump flanged on transmission PTO for power steering and braking

Ground clearance: 8" (200 mm)

TMX-TTV Package: The ultimate package for the TMX-50 is the TMX-TTV (Tactical Towing Vehicle). We’ve taken a standard TLD TMX-50 aircraft towing tractor and added ingeniously designed options to satisfy any towing need. The Tactical Towing Vehicle package includes a towbar holder with lunette securing post, no-slip towbar head pads on both sides, front and rear wheel chock holders, traffic cone holsters, easy-access marshalling wand storage, and even a water bottle holster. We’ve filled the TMX-50 to the brim with the most useful options we could think of, and spent countless hours designing secure and ergonomic GSE storage to accommodate your every need while out on the ramp. This self-supporting vehicle allows the towing team to handle multiple aircraft ranging from light Cirrus airframes to the largest Gulfstream - seamlessly and safely without wasted labor or ramp movements. All options are designed with our EZ-INSTALL system. Simply remove factory panel mounting bolts, add our options and reinstall hardware. No modifications required! The entire kit installs in under three hours. Not enough for you? Customize the TMX-TTV with additional options, such as our patented SiPsHitch linear force monitoring system, giving your operation ultimate control over the finest details of aircraft towing. The SiPsHitch system assures all towing forces stay within airframe manufacturer specifiactions, all the while monitoring and recording every movement. As part of our Aviation Safety Equipment (ASE) line of products, the TMX-TTV and SiPsHitch products are designed to put safety first, reducing the risk of injury to your personnel and reducing the risk of damage to the aircraft and other equipment. Protect your good name and get with the program - the ASE program! Other Available Options:

  • Tier 3 engines available
  • Cabin with doors including:
    • Wipers & windshield washer on front windshield
    • Heating & ventilation in cabin
  • Special hitches
  • Rotating beacon
  • Emergency DC pump
  • Extinguisher (6kg [13 lbs.] ABC powder)
  • Air conditioning
  • De-icing windscreen(s) (visible resistors)
  • Jack plugs
  • Webasto heater
  • Wheel chocks box
  • Cold kit (engine & batteries heater)

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Configuration

TMX-50-4, TMX-50-6, TMX-50-8

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