Used Lektro 8850 Electric Aircraft Tug

Lektro AP8850
Manufacturer: Lektro
Part Number: AP8850
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The Lektro 8850 will tow corporate and regional jet aircraft weighing up to 120,000 lbs (54,432 kg).

Standard Lektro AP8850SA Features

  • Vehicle Drive: 45.3 HP/33.8 kW, 72 VDC Traction Motor mated with 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.
  • GPU: Built-in Independent 12/24/28 VDC / 1175 CCA Batteries and Charging 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 light-nosed 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: Single 23 x 10 x 12 18-ply Pneumatic Traction Tread with Siping. Poly-Foam and Chains, optional.
  • Steer Tires: 18 x 7 x 8 Semi-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.
  • Camera and Monitors: Camera at Aircraft Interface Area, with Color Monitors at “A” and “B” Station, 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: 208.0 in / 528.4 cm
  • Width : 80 in / 203 cm
  • Height (At lowest steering tilt setting): 40 in / 103 cm
  • Turning Radius: 183 in / 464 cm
  • Wheel Base: 92.1 in / 233.9 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.

Comparable Models

Comparable Lektro models include the 8850, AP8850, AP8850SDA, AP8850SDA-EZ.
Compatible Aircraft*
BAe146-100, -200, -300/Avro RJ70, RJ85, RJ100, ATP, RJ70, RJ85
Bombardier (Business)Challenger 870, Challenger 890, Global 5000, Global Express
Bombardier (Regional)CRJ1000, CRJ700, CRJ900
EmbraerERJ-170, ERJ-175, Lineage 1000
Fokker100, 70
GulfstreamG200 (Galaxy), G280, G500, G550, G650, V, VSP
*This list is for general reference only and may not be entirely acurate for all aircraft. Please confirm all equipment meets the requirements of your aircraft with the owners/maintenance manuals prior to purchasing or using with your aircraft.