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All of your JetPorter JP30 / JP30L Electric Aircraft Tug Questions
How much weight will the JP30 / JP30L tow?
The units are engineered and rated to tow up to 30,000 lbs.
What is the difference in the JP30 and JP30L? Why would I need a JP30L?
The JP30L is 3 feet longer than the standard JP30. This unit is recommended for longer nose wheel set backs on aircraft to allow more room between the operator and the nose of the aircraft. Certain aircraft examples include Pilatus and some Falcon aircraft. The JP30L also has an extra bank of batteries for longer run time.
Do I need any adapters for the electric aircraft tug and my aircraft?
Most aircraft do not require any adapters. Securing the aircraft on the cradle with the strap method will work on most aircraft. Some aircraft do require adapters including some Lears, Falcons, and a few others. If you have questions on using a JetPorter for your aircraft, just ask us. We would be glad to help!
What is the warranty on the JP30 or JP30?
New units come with a 2 year Tronair Platinum Warranty.
Is there a ground power unit on these tugs?
The JP30 and JP30L have a built in 12-24-28/30V power supply toÂ assist starting aircraft engines. The power supply is to only help the batteries during starts or run any very low load items on the aircraft. If you run any high load systems including air conditioning with the power supply, it will ruin the JetPorter batteries.
What is the max amp draw on the ground power unit / power supply?
How many batteries are on these units and what kind are they?
On the JP30, there are 8 deep cycle 6V batteries. On the JP30L, there are 16 deep cycle 6V batteries. Whenever you need to replace the batteries in the future, you can purchase new batteries from a local deep cycle battery supplier. They will bring you new batteries and dispose of your old batteries.
How long does it take to charge the unit?
Units are capable of a full recharge in 8 hours.
Does it have an external battery charger?
The JP30/JP30L makes charging simple by including an onboard/internal 120V AC battery charger.
Will the tires go flat?
The JetPorter tugs are unique in the industry with low maintenance, solid rubber tires. You never have to worry about a flat tire when you need to move the aircraft.
What kind of motor is installed on the units?
The JP30/JP30L has a rugged 6 horsepower, 48V, continuous duty-cycle drive motor with a digital logic controller. The motor is connected directly to a two speed transaxle which minimizes the number of moving parts.
Are lights included on the tugs?
There are two forward and rear facing headlights along with a amber strobe light.
Is the winch manual, electric, or hydraulic?
It is a two speed manual winch.
Can the operator platform handle two people?
The operator’s platform is big enough to handle the operator and one passenger.
What kind of braking is on the JP30/JP30L?
To brake on the units, the operator moves the joystick in the reverse direction to activate dynamic braking. The operator can apply as much braking as need. There is also an Emergency/Parking brake that is a disk brake on the drive motor which is operated electrically. The Emergency/Parking brake is released when the power is on the unit and the deadman switch is pressed.
What kind of regular maintenance can I expect to do on a JetPorter?
There is very basic maintenance that is recommended on the JP30/JP30L. This includes charging the batteries and keeping the battery fluid at proper levels.
What kind of support is available for the JP30 / JP30?
We are able to provide any support and help with questions on your JetPorter tug. If we can’t help, we can provide you with the best support representative or engineer at Tronair. We are here to help along with Tronair to make sure you have the best electric tug experience in the industry.
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