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Eagle EB2-5 Bob Tail Tow Tractor

Product Description

The Eagle EB2-5 Bob Tail tow tractor, built on the Ford Super Duty F-350 chassis, is North America airlines most preferred high-speed, long-distance, cargo-towing tug.


Featuring a towing capacity of 29,483 kg (65,000 lbs) at 40 kph (25 mph), this Eagle tow tractor is an all-purpose tug, capable of handling ground support equipment, ideal for towing 3-4 cargo dollies across long distances, in all weather conditions.

The Ford F-350 chassis has an unequalled, commercially-proven, reliable drive train and braking system. Complete with an ergonomic operator work station, the Eagle EB2-5 is equipped as standard with a rear hitch sight tunnel for direct hitch visibility, hydraulic power steering, ventilated front and rear disc brakes, as well as limited slip rear axles. The latter automatically transmits more power to the wheel that has more traction, as opposed to the wheel that is spinning, and thus, preventing slippage.

In addition, this cargo tug includes a heavy steel plate body, front and rear bumpers, and a heavy tubular grill guard and side protection to ensure ballast and protection.

Using a 132.5 litre (35 gallons) fuel tank, this cargo towing tractor is able to cover long distances and work long hours. Its Tier 2 diesel engine was designed to facilitate leak-free assembly, installation and operation for the full life of the vehicle, meeting the EPA emissions standards. The engine is also equipped with a heavy-duty air cleaner suitable for severe environments, and a dry replacement element.

The popularity of Eagle’s Bob Tail cargo tug has seen other companies try to duplicate the same power and reliability these models exhibit. However, despite these replicates, the Eagle Bob Tails are still the leaders in high-speed, long-distance, cargo-towing.

The EB2-5 Bob Tail tow tractor includes the following standard features:

  • Speed limited to 40 kph (25 mph)
  • Hydraulic power steering and braking
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Limited slip rear axle
  • Rear hitch sight tunnel
  • Air conditioning
  • Heavy-duty wheels and radial tyres
  • Turn, stop, tail and backup lights on cab protection rack

The following optional features can be added to this towing tractor:

  • Rear e-hitch or pintle hook
  • Sliding rear window
  • De-activated door locks
  • Brake pedal safety pad
  • Beacon or strobe

For more information on the Eagle EB2-5 Bob Tail unit and other tow tractor units, please contact Aviation Spares & Repairs Limited.

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  • Four rear drive wheels
  • Drawbar pull of 22.24 kN (5,000 lbf)
  • Towing capacity of 29,483 kg (65,000 lbs) in normal operating conditions
  • Service weight: 4,627 kg (10,200 lbs)


  • Length: 4,851mm (191 inches)
  • Width: 2,438 mm (96 inches)
  • Height: 2,057 mm (81 inches)
  • Wheelbase – 2,642 mm (104 inches)
  • Track – 1,727 mm (68 inches)
  • Turn radius of 5,461 mm (215 inches) outside
  • Step height of 381 mm (15 inches)
  • Ground clearance of 254 mm (10 inches)


  • Springs and shock absorbers over each axle
  • Hydraulic power-boosted mechanical self-centring steering
  • Hydraulic, self-adjusting split type brakes with accumulator
  • Disc brakes in both front and rear
  • Foot or lever activated parking brakes – mechanical to rear brake drums


  • Ford V-8 turbo diesel engine
  • Rated output at 287 kW (300 hp)
  • Torque: 895 Nm (660 ft-lbs)
  • Diesel engine with 8 cylinders and 6.7 litres capacity
  • Fuel capacity of 132.5 L (35 gallons)
  • Heavy-duty air cleaner, including a dry replacement element, suitable for severe environments


  • 12V electrical system
  • 157 amps alternator
  • Cold crank of battery of 750 amps
  • Halogen headlights: combination brake, tail and back-up
  • Oil pressure, water temperature, fuel gauges, hour meter, voltmeter and electric horn

Bob Tail EB2-5-8 Spec Sheet

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