Used Lektro 8700 Aircraft Tug

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Buy used or refurbished Lektro 8700 electric aircraft tug for towing aircraft up to 55,000 lbs (24,948 KG).

AP8700C Features

  • Vehicle Drive: 30.9 HP/23.1 kW, 48 VDC Traction Motor mated with Dana 44 Differential. Limited Slip Differential, optional.
  • Motor Speed Control: EV-100 LX SCR with On-Board Diagnostics. Speed controlled by combination Hand Throttle/Directional Lever.
  • Batteries: Eight 6 VDC, 350 AMP-HR Batteries (20 hr rate), wired in series. Single Point Watering System, optional.
  • GPU: Built-in 12/24/28 VDC / 800 CCA Motive/GPU Batteries. 1175 CCA, optional. An Independent 1175 CCA Battery and Charging System also optional.
  • Motive Battery Charger: External Fully Automatic 50 AMP DC / 220 VAC / 60 Hz / 1-PH Charger. 50 Hz, 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, those with or without wheel fairings, and a Hold Down provision for light-nosed aircraft. Aircraft Selection System, optional.
  • Winch: Heavy-duty Hydraulic Winchw ith Automatic Safety Cut-Off. Winch and Strut Straps included.
  • Steering: Automotive-type Wheel coupled to an Automotive Gear Box resulting in very responsive steering action.
  • Service Brakes: Foot Operated Hydraulic Disc-Type Service Brakes at each Drive Wheel.
  • Parking Brake: Hand/Foot activated Electric Deadman Parking Brake. Drive Tires: Dual 5.00 x 8 10-ply Pneumatic Traction Tread. Poly-Foam and Chains, optional.
  • Steer Tires: Dual 5.00 x 8 8-ply Pneumatic Highway Tread. Poly-Foam and Steer Axle Suspension, optional.
  • Lighting: Dual 360° Rotating Spotlights mounted on Cowl, One Rear Headlight mounted on Back of Operator’s Platform and Four Flashing Amber Running Lights. LED Bulbs, optional.
  • Extension Ladder: Step Ladder attached to operator’s back rest. Operator’s Compartment: Two person configuration, Stand-Up Operation with Restraint.
  • 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: 159.25 in / 404.7 cm
  • Width: 54.75 in / 139.1 cm
  • Height (at top of steering wheel): 49.75 in / 126.5 cm
  • Turning Radius: 139 in / 353 cm
  • Wheel Base: 81.25 in / 206.4 cm
  • Vehicle Speed, Empty: 7 MPH / 11.2 KPH
  • Vehicle Speed, Loaded (To max. Vehicle Capacity): 3 MPH / 4.8 KPH
  • **Lift Cradle Capacity: 5500 LBS / 2495 KG Nose Gear Cradle
  • Lifting Height: 9 in / 23 cm
  • Ground Clearance: 5 in / 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight w/o Batteries & Charger: 2970 LBS/1347 KG
  • Shipping Weight w/ Motive Batteries & Charger: 4300 LBS / 1950 KG
  • Shipping Weight w/ Motive & GPU Batteries & Charger: 4650 LBS / 2109 KG
  • **Lift Capacity is calculated with 18 in / 46 cm diameter aircraft tire in lift cradle. Aircraft tire center line at 20.5 in / 52 cm from drive tire center line.

Comparable Models

Comparable Lektro models include 8700, AP8700B, AP8700C, AP8700C-EZ.

Sell or Trade In Your Used Tug

We will purchase your used electric tug outright or trade-in your used unit for a new tug or other ground support equipment.
General Information
Part #AP8700
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