Pushback tractor for narrow and medium body aircraft
The Kalmar Motor AB, FB250 conventional tractror has been designed for pushback, inter-gate towing and lighter to medium weight maintenance towing operations, with aircraft weights up to 230 tonnes. The FB250 is available in a choice of weights from weights from 15,000 kgs up to 25,000 kgs (depending on ballast).
Featuring hydraulic suspension for the front axle, plus a unique gas-hydraulic suspension system on the operators cabin providing exceptional driver comfort. For added safety, the rear axle has centralised lock-outs and an auto-correct feature when operationing in four wheel or crab wheel co-ordinated steering modes.
Together with the simplicity of design and latest technological innovation the FB250 produces safety enhanced high quality performance.
Aircraft that can be handled include, but is not limited to, fully laden: –
Fokker: 28, 50, 70, 100
Embraer: ERJ 145/, 70, 190
McDonnell Douglas: DC9, MD80, MD90
Boeing: B737, B727, B757, B767, B787
Airbus: A318-321, A300, A310
Dash-8, 100-300, Q400
ATR 47, 72
CRJ 200, 700-900
BAE146 / Avro70-100
Diesel powered with Power-Shift transmission and 4-wheel drive.
* Suspension with unique driving comfort
* Top quality components
* Sturdy design, built for Nordic winter climate
* Low maintenance cost documented
* Maximum security
Very comfortable and easy to handle with a good all round visibility. Steering on all four wheels gives outstanding manoeuvrability in narrow spaces.
Unique suspension system
Kalmar Motor AB’s design of gas- hydraulic suspension provides passenger car type cabin comfort. Full suspension on all wheels and cabin.
Cabin of ergonomic design and with ample space for the driver. The turnable driving console makes driving in both directions easy without the need to alter the tow bar position. Elevating cabin gives excellent visual contact with both tow pintles.
We use the same cabin and control layout on all vehicles, keeping training to a minimum.
DRIVING / OPERATINALPERFORMANCE:
Maximum Aircraft Weight: – 230,000 kg
Maximum Tractive Effort: – 200 kN (depending on engine,
transmission and weight option)
Maximum Speed (Solo): – 28 km/h
Maximum Speed (Towing 150t aircraft*): – 20 km/h
Maximum Speed (Pushback operation): – 8 km/h
* – Under normal conditions.