The typical airport baggage type towing tractor is rated at 4,000 DBP. (Draw bar pull) so it can safely tow and stop around 40,000 to 50,000 lbs. All of these tractors can also have their rated draw bar pull increased to 5,000 lbs. simply by adding the necessary counterweight. A 5,000 lb. DBP rated tractor can safely handle loads up to 60,000 lbs approximately. Things such as terrain, weather conditions, and grade will obviously have negative effects on the tractors DBP. We can help determine the right size capacity tractor once we hear from the customer with their planned use for the tractor.What we refer to as airport type tractor can also, of course, be used for hundreds of applications besides on the airport.
Passenger boarding stairs, sometimes referred to as 'air-stairs', 'boarding ramps', 'stair car' or 'aircraft steps', provide a mobile means to traverse between aircraft doors and the ground. Because larger aircraft have door sills 5 to 20 feet high, stairs facilitate safe boarding and deplaning. While smaller units are generally moved by being towed or pushed, larger units are self-powered. Most models have adjustable height to accommodate various aircraft. Optional features may include canopy, heat, supplementary lighting and red carpet.
Belt loaders are vehicles with conveyor belts for unloading and loading of baggage and cargo on aircraft. A belt loader is positioned at the door Belt loaders are used for narrow body aircraft and bulk hold of wide body aircraft. Baggage stored without containers is known as bulk loading