Pushback / towing tractor for wide body aircraft
The SCHOPF F 396 E aircraft towing tractor is the economic alternative to the world-wide bestseller in its class – the SCHOPF F 396. The F 396 E is equipped with 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering.
It is available in different weight classes, 45,000 / 50,000 / 55,000 / 60,000 kg.
A conventional, four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer tractor for all wide-body aircraft presently in service incl. A380. Equipped with fully automatic transmission. SCHOPF’s heaviest tractor and bestselling unit is the world-market leader.
This tractor consists of a sturdy and rigid frame of welded construction. The front axle is mounted to the frame by semi-elliptic laminated leaf springs. The rear axle is rigidly mounted.
Engine, full-power-shift transmission and hydraulic system as well as all other components are placed within the frame, easily accessible for repair and maintenance work. Engine and transmission can be removed as one unit.The tractor weight is equally distributed on all four wheels. Various types of tow hitches for fitting a tow bar can be mounted to each of the massive bumpers front and rear.
In standard one each single-stage pin-type tow hitch (with 3” pin Ø) is fitted front and rear.