/// lektro ap8850 sda

Product group
Airport equipment
towbarless tug 



For Aircraft Up To 120,000 lbs (54,432 kg)


Ideal for nearly every aircraft in this weight category, including ultra-long-range corporate jets, regional airliners and military fighter jets

AP8850SDA Features:

-Vehicle Drive: 45.3 HP/33.8 kW, 72 VDC Traction Motor mated with Auburn/Dana 44 Differential. Limited Slip Differential, optional.

-Motor Speed Control: EV-200 LX SCR with On-Board Diagnostics. Speed controlled by Foot Throttle.

-Batteries: Two 36 VDC Industrial, 440 AMP-HR Batteries (6 hr rate), wired in series. 550 AH and Single Point Watering System, optional.

-Motive Battery Charger: External Fully Automatic 90 AMP DC / 208-480 VAC / 60 Hz / 1-PH Charger. 50 Hz, 3-PH, and/or 100 AMP, optional.

-Nose Gear Lift Cradle: Patented Universal Nose Gear Lift Cradle activated by an Electric/Hydraulic Pump Assembly capable of handling dual and single wheel aircraft, and a Hold Down provision for lightnosed aircraft. Aircraft Selection System, optional.

-Winch: Heavy-duty Hydraulic Winch with Automatic Safety Cut-Off. Winch and Strut Straps included.

-Steering: Electric/Hydraulic Power Steering controlled through Automotive-type Tilt Wheel requiring minimal effort with very responsive steering action. Automatic Timer turns off power when tug not in use, increasing battery shift life.

-Service Brakes: Foot Operated Hydraulic Disc-Type Service Brakes utilizing the final Wheel Drive Gearing to achieve maximum braking with minimal effort

-Parking Brake: Hand activated Electric Switch controlling Spring Applied/Hydraulic Released Calipers mounted on each Service Brake Disc.

-Drive Tires: 23 x 10 x 12 18-ply Pneumatic Traction Tread with Siping. Solid-Pneumatic Tires and Chains, optional.

-Steer Tires: 21 x 8-9 Solid-Pneumatic Traction Tread mounted to a Fully Suspended Steer Axle.

-Lighting: Dual Forward and Aft Headlights, Four Flashing Amber Running Lights and Amber Strobe Light mounted Center Rear. Brake Lights/Turn Signals and LED Bulbs, optional.

-Operator’s Compartment: Operator and Passenger Seats, Forward Facing, Premium Grade, Molded Polyurethane including Armrests. Operator’s Seat features a Fully Suspended, Adjustable setting for height, fore/aft and weight. Seat Belts, Dual Facing Operator’s Helm and Cab with Heater, Defroster, and Windshield Wipers, optional.

-Construction: Welded Steel Plate and Polymers preserved by Primer and Automotive High-Gloss Red or White Enamel Paint with special protective Polyurethane Coating to prevent rust, scratches and corrosion. Custom colors, optional.




Length: 207.9 in / 528.2 cm

Width: 80.7 in / 205.1 cm

Height (At lowest steering tilt setting): 40 in / 103 cm

Turning Radius: 180 in / 457 cm

Wheel Base: 92.2 in / 234.2 cm

Vehicle Speed, Empty: 9 MPH / 14.5 KPH

Vehicle Speed, Loaded (To max. Vehicle Capacity): 4 MPH / 6.4 KPH

**Lift Cradle Capacity: 12,000 LBS / 5443 KG

Nose Gear Cradle Lifting Height: 9 in / 23 cm

Ground Clearance: 5 in / 12.7 cm

Shipping Weight w/o Batteries & Charger: 5330 LBS / 2418 KG

Shipping Weight w/ Motive Batteries & Charger: 9300 LBS / 4218 KG

Shipping Weight w/ Motive & GPU Batteries & Charger: 9650 LBS / 4377 KG

**Lift Capacity is calculated with 20 in / 51 cm diameter aircraft tire in lift cradle. Aircraft tire center line at 23 in / 58 cm from drive tire center line.


The 8800s are a blend of brawn and agility. Every 8800 model is a luxury to operate, providing enough aircraft towing power and responsive handling for even the busiest conditions. Designed on the same chassis, models AP8800SDA and AP8850SDA are capable of towing 90,000 and 120,000lb. aircraft. The AP8800SDA is ideal for anything from a Gulfstream down to a single-engine aircraft. Its sleek, low-profile design permits the AP8800SDA aircraft pushback tractor to operate in the tightest environments, yet handle nearly every make of aircraft in its weight capacity.


LEKTRO’s AP8850SDA is capable of towing even a fully-loaded DC-9 and most other aircraft down to single-engine trainers. With the elimination of towbars, the LEKTRO AP8850SDA can maneuver in areas never thought of with conventional aircraft tugs, indoors or outside. In many cases, LEKTROs overall length is less than the length of the towbar alone and can operate totally within the aircraft’s footprint. The AP88 series low profile design also allows for under fuselage and low-wing maneuvering. Dual 36-volt standard commercially-available motive batteries permit extended operation and can easily be charged for 24-hour, non-stop use.

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lektro ap8850 sda

Model: towbarless tug
Manufacturer: lektro
Type: AP8850SDA
Reference: 1000096