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. 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.
Completely refurbished and in good shape.
About the manufacturer
SCHOPF Maschinenbau GmbH is a German company that produces specialist vehicles for the mining and aviation industries.
Products supplied for both civil and military aviation include a complete range of tugs to handle aircraft in every weight range, the unique PowerPush remotely controlled pushback system, container / pallet loaders and passenger stairs. In supplying to NATO, major airlines, ground handling companies and airports around the globe, 90% of SCHOPF’s aviation related production is for export, with deliveries to more than 130 countries.