At SMARTug, we believe a tug should be easy to use, require little physical strength to operate and make your life more efficient.
SMARTug offers a line of Patent Pending remotely controlled mechanical devices to maneuver aircraft in and around hangers and ramp areas.
The design focus of SMARTug is to provide a platform that is truly easy to use, does not require physical strength to operate and allows the user the freedom to move around the aircraft, untethered from the tug, to visually maintain safe distances with other aircraft or structures.
SMARTug is based in SE Florida and we are proud to say we manufacture our products in the USA. We are also committed to developing and utilizing domestic suppliers whenever possible.
SMARTug’s low profile provides exceptional prop clearance for those larger single
Our SMARTug M3, is currently approved up to 10,000 lbs. GMOW and our M4 for aircraft up to 18,000 lbs. GMOW.
The SMARTug line operates on a secure, wireless frequency to prevent interference from random radio signals. Additionally, the control has a ‘Fail-Safe’ feature which stops the vehicle should the signal from the hand-held remote be lost.
SMARTug is also engineered to minimize stress to the nose gear via the, Patent Pending drive system and programming.
This all electric vehicle is equipped with an on-board electric hydraulic system to gently lift and lower the aircraft nose gear providing added ground clearance for maneuvering over hanger door thresholds. As an added benefit, lifting the nose gear provides added clearance under hanger door openings for the tail of your aircraft.
SMARTug is also equipped with Halogen Lighting for nighttime operations and easy to use controls for loading and lifting. Avoid getting dirty or greasy with the integrated winch and lifting system which loads and secures your aircraft gently with the push of a button – NO hand cranking a winch or pumping a hydraulic jack.
This system attaches easily to the yoke and stay in place even before the winch is tensioned.
This unique design stays clear of any linkages as well as the highly polished surface of the strut to prevent damage.
Additionally, the Yoke Hook is coated with an engineered elastomer material to protect the painted surface of the NLG yoke.
We offer accessories that can assist with tasks beyond managing your aircraft. If you use your hanger for storage of an RV, the ‘Receiver Attachment’ will allow you to position your boat or trailer precisely where you need it to maximize the space you have available.
SMARTug is excited to announce we are currently developing a new product which will offer an exciting new Patent Pending drive system designed for airfields subject to snow.
SMARTug is a division of SMARTech INDUSTRIES, LLC