Bob Tail EB2-8D Diesel Cargo Tractor

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In 1969, the genesis of today's air cargo industry occurred. Eagle was there to answer the airlines' call for an all-weather, high-speed cargo tractor which had not yet been invented. Eagle successfully engineered and developed the Ford F-350 Bob Tail for United Airlines at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Within two decades, the Eagle Bob Tail had become the narrow and wide-body cargo towing standard used by all North American and British Airlines. In the mid 1990's, some cargo customers tried using industrial tractors, converted to high speed use, as Bob Tail replacements. However, by the early 2000's the converted industrial tractors had demonstrated a track record of unreliability, and excessive driver fatigue and discomfort. Because of these problems with conventional tractors, the Eagle Bob Tail has continued to thrive, and is still the leader in high-speed, long-distance cargo towing today.

Advantages of Eagle Bob Tail Cargo Tractors

  • Eagle Tugs was the originator of the Bob Tail design over 45 years ago.
  • The Ford F-350, and F-550 Chassis' have an unequaled, commercially-proven, reliable drive train and braking system.
  • Ford cabs are ergonomic, comfortable and safe.
  • Air Conditioning is standard (can be deleted upon request).
  • Rear sight tunnel for direct hitch visibility for the operator.
  • Heavy steel plate body and front & rear bumpers, including a heavy tubular grill guard and side protection.
  • Large cargo area
  • Unparalleled reliability and factory-direct support is the Eagle Tugs advantage.

Standard Features

  • Speed governed to 25 MPH
  • Rear hitch sight tunnel
  • Turn, stop, tail and backup lights on cab protection rack
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power steering & braking (hydraulic)
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Heavy duty wheels and radial tires
  • Choice of Gas (all models)
  • Choice of Diesel (Tier 2 models)
  • Choice of all wheel and rear wheel drive
  • Recommended Options

    • Limited slip differential
    • E-hitch or Pintle Hook on rear and/or front of tractor
    • Brake pedal safety pad
    • Beacon or strobe
    • De-activated door locks
    • Sliding rear window

    General Specifications

    • Drive Wheels: 4 Rear
    • Drawbar Pull Gas: N/A
    • Drawbar Pull Diesel: 8,000 lbf / 35.59 kN
    • Towing Capacity*: 80,000 lbs / 36,287 kgs
    • Service Weight Gas: N/A
    • Service Weight Diesel: 12,700 lbs / 5,761 kgs
    • Length: 191 in / 4,851 mm
    • Width: 96 in / 2,438 mm
    • Height: 81 in / 2,057 mm
    • Wheelbase: 104 in / 2,642 mm
    • Track: 75 in / 1,905 mm
    • Tires (front & rear): 225/70R19.5F
    • Turn Radius (outside): 215 in / 5,461 mm
    • Step Height: 15 in / 381 mm
    • Ground Clearance: 10 in / 254 mm
    • Frame/Body: Ford standard
    • Bumper (front/rear): .5" plate steel / 1-3 in (25-76 mm) A36 steel
    • Suspension: Springs and shock absorbers over each axle
    • Transmission - Automatic: 5 forward / 1 reverse (Gas Only)
    • Max Speed Governed: 25 mph / 40 kph
    • Steering: Hydraulic power-boosted mechanical: self-centering
    • Brakes: Hydraulic, self-adjusting split type with accumulator
    • Front Brakes: Disc
    • Rear Brakes: Disc
    • Parking Brake: Foot or lever activated - mechanical to rear brake drums
    * Normal Operating Conditions - Wet, 1% grade.

    Engine Specifications

    • Manufacturer: Ford - Tier 2 Only (for military or export)
    • Model: V-8 Turbo
    • Rated Output: 300 hp / 224 kW
    • Torque: 660 ft-lbs
    • Cylinders - Displacement: Eight - 6.7L
    • Fuel Tank: 37.5 gal / 142 liters
    • Air Cleaner: Severe environment, heavy duty, dry replacement element
    • System: 12 Volt
    • Alternator: 157 amp
    • Battery (cold crank): 750 CCA
    • Ignition: Keyed
    • Lights: Halogen headlights / combination brake, tail and back-up
    • Instruments: Oil pressure, water temperature and fuel gauges / hourmeter, voltmeter and electric horn
    General Information
    Part #EB2-8D
    ManufacturerEagle
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