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remote-controlled-aircraft-tugs“Remote controlled tugs…

just make sense when you’re moving an aircraft. I have a hangar with multiple planes in a tight space and I can’t afford to have my aircraft damaged when I’m on my way to an important meeting or loading my family up for a vacation that I’ve already paid for. The SMARTug has been the perfect solution for my peace of mind.” Mark – Pennsylvania

If keeping your investment SAFE, SECURE AND UNDER CONTROL is important to you,
we have the tug for your peace of mind.

The design focus of the SMARTug was to provide a mechanical aid 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.

We listened to the stakeholders and incorporated all of their ‘need to have’ and as many of their ‘nice to have’ requests as possible and balanced that with quality components, precision engineered mechanisms, laser cut steel, CNC fabrication and jig welded sub-assemblies – all within a price range that represents huge value added.

SMARTug’s low profile provides exceptional prop clearance for those larger turboprop aircraft.

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SMARTug M3 – 10K lbs. Capacity
Please call (734) 277.5759 for current pricing

Standard Features:

The SMARTug M3 is design for aircraft up to 10,000 lbs. gross weight. Standard equipment includes:

  • Electric Hydraulic NLG Lifting System
  • aircraft-tugs-m3Night Operation Halogen Loading Light
  • Integrated 10 Amp Battery Charger
  • Electric Loading/Tie-down Winch
  • Compact Remote Control
  • Failsafe Spread Spectrum Communications
  • Manual Override Hydraulic Release Valve
  • 24 VDC – 55 Ahr Deep Duty Cycle Batteries
  • 5 Year Warranty – Workmanship and Drivetrain.
  • 1 Year Warranty – Electronics
  • Manufacturers Warranty – Batteries

Benefits:

  • aircraft-tugs-transmissionWireless remote allows super fine control
  • Wing walk your own airplane, ideal in small or crowded hangars
  • A single Halogen light for loading and unloading at night
  • Large pneumatic drive tires with optional snow chains
  • An optional 12 or 24VDC GPU (not recommended for turbine starts)
  • Low profile design provide excellent prop clearance for those larger turboprops
  • Super easy loading with the integrated 4,700# electric winch, NO hand cranking necessary
  • Eliminates the risk of damage to the tire and chines posed by most cradle style tugs
  • Optional LED loading light for extreme lifecycle service
  • Integrated electric hydraulic lifting system makes loading and unloading easy but provides exceptional ground clearance
  • Winch system secures the plane to the tug and prevents run-away aircraft or dumping the aircraft onto its tail
  • Custom graphic and paint colors to match your aircraft, business or college logo/colors
  • Very compact design allows the aircraft to be nosed in very close to the back wall or corner of the hangar
  • Patent Pending ‘Yoke Hook System’ stays clear of linkages and struts and eliminates the risk of damage
  • 24VDC electrical system with deep duty cycle, high-capacity batteries and an integral high capacity charger
  • ‘Spread Spectrum’ radio prevents any accidental remote operation and stops if it looses the signal from the radio
  • Compact size makes it easy to park an aircraft on the tug and with the winch secured, a parked aircraft will not move
  • Smooth acceleration/deceleration drive system is gentle on your aircraft
  • Integrated hydraulic lifting system provides addition tail clearance in low overhead situations
  • Powerful dual 750W motors mounted to high gear ratio transmissions overpower inclines
  • High reliability and virtually maintenance free, just keep the batteries charged and air in the tires and that’s about it
  • Clean operation, unlike hand tugs there is very little to touch so your hands stay clean
  • Once connected to the tug, you can stand out of the weather and maneuver your aircraft into the hangar
  • Tug weight of 635 pounds keeps your aircraft where you park it

 

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SMARTug M4 24 VDC – 20K lbs. Capacity
Please Call (734) 277.5759 for current pricing

Standard Features:

The SMARTug M4 is design for aircraft up to 20,000 lbs. gross weight. Standard equipment includes:

  • Electric Hydraulic NLG Lifting System
  • aircraft-tugs-m4Dual LED Night Operation Loading Lights
  • Integrated 10 Amp Battery Charger
  • Electric Loading/Tie-down Winch
  • Compact Remote Control
  • Failsafe Spread Spectrum Communications
  • Manual Override Hydraulic Release Valve
  • 24 VDC – 158 Ahr Deep Duty Cycle Batteries
  • 24 VDC GPU (not recommended for turbine starts)
  • 5 Year Warranty – Workmanship and Drivetrain.
  • 1 Year Warranty – Electronics
  • Manufacturers Warranty – Batteries

Benefits:

  • aircraft-tugs-transmissionWireless remote allows super fine control
  • Wing walk your own airplane, ideal in small or crowded hangars
  • Dual Long life LED lights for loading and unloading at night
  • Large pneumatic drive tires with optional snow chains
  • An optional 12 or 12/24 VDC switchable GPU
  • Low profile design provide excellent prop clearance for those larger turboprops
  • Safe & easy loading with the integrated 4,700# electric winch, NO hand cranking necessary
  • Eliminates the risk of damage to the tire and chines posed by most cradle style tugs
  • Integrated electric hydraulic lifting system makes loading and unloading easy but provides exceptional ground clearance
  • Winch system secures the plane to the tug and prevents run-away aircraft or dumping the aircraft onto its tail
  • Custom graphic and paint colors to match your aircraft, business or college logo/colors
  • Very compact design allows the aircraft to be nosed in very close to the back wall or corner of the hangar
  • Patent Pending ‘Yoke Hook System’ stays clear of linkages and struts and eliminates the risk of damage
  • 24VDC electrical system with deep duty cycle, high-capacity batteries and an integral high capacity charger
  • ‘Spread Spectrum’ radio prevents any accidental remote operation and stops if it looses the signal from the radio
  • Compact size makes it easy to park an aircraft on the tug and with the winch secured, a parked aircraft will not move
  • Smooth acceleration/deceleration drive system is gentle on your aircraft
  • Integrated hydraulic lifting system provides addition tail clearance in low overhead situations
  • Powerful dual 1500W motors mounted to high gear ratio transmissions overpower inclines
  • High reliability and virtually maintenance free, just keep the batteries charged and air in the tires and that’s about it
  • Clean operation, unlike hand tugs there is very little to touch so your hands stay clean
  • Once connected to the tug, you can stand out of the weather and maneuver your aircraft into the hangar
  • Tug weight of 1,200 pounds keeps your aircraft where you park it

 

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SMARTug M4 28 VDC – 20K lbs. Capacity
Please Call (734) 277.5759 for current pricing

Standard Features:

The SMARTug M4 is design for aircraft up to 20,000 lbs. gross weight. Standard equipment includes:

  • Electric Hydraulic NLG Lifting System
  • aircraft-tugs-m4Dual LED Night Operation Loading Lights
  • Integrated 15 Amp Battery Charger
  • Electric Loading/Tie-down Winch
  • Compact Remote Control
  • Failsafe Spread Spectrum Communications
  • Manual Override Hydraulic Release Valve
  • 28 VDC – 100 Ahr Deep Duty Cycle Batteries
  • 28 VDC GPU For Turbine Starts
  • 5 Year Warranty – Workmanship and Drivetrain.
  • 1 Year Warranty – Electronics
  • Manufacturers Warranty – Batteries

Benefits:

  • aircraft-tugs-transmissionWireless remote allows super fine control
  • Wing walk your own airplane, ideal in small or crowded hangars
  • Dual Long life LED lights for loading and unloading at night
  • Large pneumatic drive tires with optional snow chains
  • Low profile design provide excellent prop clearance for those larger turboprops
  • Super easy loading with the integrated 4,700# electric winch, NO hand cranking necessary
  • Eliminates the risk of damage to the tire and chines posed by most cradle style tugs
  • Integrated electric hydraulic lifting system makes loading and unloading easy but provides exceptional ground clearance
  • Winch system secures the plane to the tug and prevents run-away aircraft or dumping the aircraft onto its tail
  • Custom graphic and paint colors to match your aircraft, business or college logo/colors
  • Very compact design allows the aircraft to be nosed in very close to the back wall or corner of the hangar
  • Patent Pending ‘Yoke Hook System’ stays clear of linkages and struts and eliminates the risk of damage
  • 28VDC electrical system with deep duty cycle, high-capacity batteries and an integral high capacity charger
  • ‘Spread Spectrum’ radio prevents any accidental remote operation and stops if it looses the signal from the radio
  • Compact size makes it easy to park an aircraft on the tug and with the winch secured, a parked aircraft will not move
  • Smooth acceleration/deceleration drive system is gentle on your aircraft
  • Integrated hydraulic lifting system provides addition tail clearance in low overhead situations
  • Powerful dual 1500W motors mounted to high gear ratio transmissions overpower inclines
  • High reliability and virtually maintenance free, just keep the batteries charged and air in the tires and that’s about it
  • Clean operation, unlike hand tugs there is very little to touch so your hands stay clean
  • Once connected to the tug, you can stand out of the weather and maneuver your aircraft into the hangar
  • Tug weight of 1,200 pounds keeps your aircraft where you park it

 

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SMARTug M3 iT – Manufacturing/Inventory Logistics Tug
Please call (734) 277.5759 for current pricing

Standard Features:

The SMARTug M3 iT is design for manufacturing and inventory logistic. Standard equipment includes:

  • aircraft-tugs-m4Integrated 25 Amp Battery Charger
  • Rugged Service Remote Control
  • Quick Load and Unload Hitch System
  • Long Run Time and Fast Recharge Time
  • Failsafe Spread Spectrum Communications
  • 24 VDC – 170 Ahr Deep Duty Cycle Batteries
  • 5 Year Warranty – Workmanship and Drivetrain
  • 1 Year Warranty – Electronics.
  • Manufacturers Warranty – Batteries

Benefits:

  • aircraft-tugs-transmissionWireless remote allows super fine control
  • Large pneumatic drive tires with optional snow chains
  • Low profile design
  • Super easy loading inventory carts with one hand
  • Custom graphic and colors available
  • 24VDC electrical system with deep duty cycle, extremely high-capacity batteries and an integral high capacity charger
  • ‘Spread Spectrum’ radio prevents any accidental remote operation and stops if it looses the signal from the radio
  • Automatic parking brake
  • Compact size makes it easy to maneuver carts in tight spaces
  • Smooth acceleration/deceleration drive system
  • Powerful dual 750W motors mounted to high gear ratio transmissions to overpower inclines
  • High reliability and virtually maintenance free, just keep the batteries charged and air in the tires and that’s about it
  • Clean, quiet electric operation

 

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SMARTug M3 & M4 Accessories List and Pricing

M3 Chrome Wheels & Lugs

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$500.00

Custom Graphics and Paint

Each project must be quoted based on the specific graphics desired.

$TBD

Ground Power Unit (GPU)

(includes cable)

24 VDC $300.00

12 VDC $450.00

12/24VDC $700.00

M3 LED Loading Light

$100.00

Snow Chains

M3 $150.00

M4 $245.00

Rough Service Radio

$1400.00