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JP30 & JP30L – 30,000 lb Capacity

Product Description

The JP30 & JP30L are towbarless aircraft tugs with a towing capacity of up to 13,608 kg (30,000 lbs), providing enough power to tow piston aircraft and light corporate jets. The main advantages are their simple design along with their high responsiveness and control when manoeuvring. With over 10 years of serving aviation, the JP30 & JP30L are a proven and reliable workhorse.

These environmentally-friendly units have smooth deceleration using regenerative braking and an autonomous mechanical back-up brake with a hill hold button. They also feature contra-rotating wheels, which provide one of the tightest turning circles available on a towbarless aircraft tractor. These units also have a built-in 12-24-28/30V power supply to assist starting aircraft engines.

These JetPorter tugs have 6 HP engines that use a continuous stream of 48V through a duty V-Drive motor with a digital logic controller. These models are also low maintenance, using rubber tyres and durable powder coating.

Both models come as standard with a Nylon strut strap, winch strap and wheel tie down strap. These tugs also come with front-facing headlights as well as rear facing lights and a strobe light. A selection of additional features available including a slide in pintle hitch and tyre chains. A two-year Tronair Platinum warranty is provided for both JP30 and JP30L tugs.

The JP30 & JP30L includes the following standard features:

  • Smooth deceleration regenerative braking and an independent mechanical backup brake with hill hold button
  • Two speed transaxle power transmission
  • Duty motor with 6 HP continuous
  • Standing operator position for improved sight
  • GPU cable and plugs
  • Automatic activated/deactivated parking brake
  • Emergency safety cut off switch
  • Front trailer hitch receiver
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery charge indicator with hourmeter and diagnostics
  • Built-in battery charger
  • Dual battery pack – JP30 L
  • Dynamic motor braking
  • Covered storage compartment with rubberised coating on aluminium diamond deck cover
  • Rear facing lights and strobe light
  • Headlights
  • Two speed manual winch
  • Nylon strut strap
  • Nylon winch strap
  • Nylon wheel tie down strap
  • Chip restraint

To further equip the JP30 and JP30L units, it is possible to add optional features:

  • On-board air compressor
  • Tyre chains
  • Aircraft adapters
  • Slide in pintle hitch
  • Custom colours and graphics

For more information on the JP30 and JP30L units and other tow tractor units, please contact Aviation Spares & Repairs Limited.

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  • Cradle capacity of 13,608 kg (3,000 pounds)
  • Empty speed of 16 kph (10 mph)
  • Full load speed 4.8 kph (3 mph)


  • JP30 – eight batteries with 6V deep cycle
  • JP30L – sixteen batteries with 6V deep cycle
  • Average of 8 hours to charge after full discharge
  • Length of power cable – 4.3 m (14 ft), adapters included
  • Built-in automatic charger of 48V 25amp DC, 120/230 VAC, 50/60 hz


  • Length (JP30): 341.6 cm (134.5 in)
  • Length (JP30L): 434.4 cm (171 in)
  • Width: 101.6 cm (40 in)
  • Height: 124.5 cm (49 in)
  • Weight without battery: 848 kg (1,870 lb)
  • Weight with battery (JP30): 1,111 kg (2,450 lb)
  • Weight with battery (JP30L): 1,474 kg (3,250 lb)
  • Ground clearance: 7.7 cm (3 in)
  • Deck height: 45.7 cm (18 in)
  • Cradle depth: 39.7 cm (15.625 in)
  • Cradle width: 48.2 cm (19 in)
  • Cradle lift height: 15.2 cm (6 in)


  • Dynamic motor breaking
  • Steering tyres – 4.00×8 (16 in Overall Rolling Diameter)
  • Drive tyres – 6×8 (16 in Overall Rolling Diameter)

JP30 & JP30L Spec Sheets

Description Specification Documents