The Best Tugs™ Echo XLP Tug is built for planes up to 12,500 lbs. (5,670 kg.) and is designed as a perfect fit for the Pilatus PC-12 (U-28A). The Echo XLP also excels at pulling aircraft such as the Cessna Citation, Piper J-3 Cub, TBM, Piper Meridian, Cirrus Vision Jet, Cessna Grand Caravan, Quest Kodiak, Cirrus SR22/22T, Cessna 172/182, Cessna TTX, Cessna Corvalis, Beechcraft Baron, and many others. The Echo XLP is longer and more powerful than the Echo model and is great for light jets. It can also be configured to move up to 15,000 lbs. (6,804 kg.) to move bigger jets and turboprops such as the King Air 350.
The optional Helicopter lift attachment attaches to the Best Tug™ with no tools and securely moves helicopters such as the Robinson R22/R44 /R66 and newer small Bell choppers. This attachment is designed for years of maintenance-free service and comes with a 2″ trailer ball to move your boat trailers and other equipment.
Best Tugs™ towing products are the ultimate solution to towing aircraft, helicopters, small jets, and even boat trailers with ease. The fully-digital system uses an onboard computer that allows the user to program a speed from .1 RPM to several MPH. When the user lets go, the tug automatically stops.
Say goodbye to propeller damage – the low-profile PropSafe™ design protects your plane’s prop and engine from damage in the event of wind or an accidental start while connected to the tug. No need to worry about the tug damaging your propeller, even if you have a 5-blade prop (such as some Socata/Daher TBM models). Along with the compact, low-profile design, the tug’s handle folds up to allow for storage in tight areas.
This electric tug features a sealed Duracell Ultragel deep-cycle battery to prevent the risk of fires caused by traditional lithium batteries. All bearings and gears are sealed and permanently lubed to prevent damage, resulting in a maintenance-free design.
Many attachments and options are available, allowing for the unit to become a versatile powerhouse on the ramp. Add the onboard air compressor, jump start APU, fire extinguisher, dual USB charger, and more to turn your tug into the most versatile unit on the ramp.