Used Tug MA-50 Aircraft Tow Tractor - 5,000 lbs DBP

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The Tug MA-50 is an aircraft tow tractor with a 5,000 lbs drawbar pull (DBP). These units can be used for aircraft baggage towing, pushback or aircraft towing.


Model: MA50
Alternate PN: MA-50, MA50-1FC

  • DBP: 5000 lb (2268 kg)
  • GVW: 6250lb (2835 kg)

Model: MA50 with Cab

  • DBP: 5000 lb (2268 kg)
  • GVW: 6600lb (2994 kG)


  • Length excluding coupler: 103" (2616.2 mm)
  • Width: 55.0" (1397.0 mm)
  • Height less cab: 61" (1549.4 mm)
  • Height with cab: 82.5" (2095.5 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 59" (1498.6 mm)
  • Minimum ground clearance: 6.5" (165.1 mm)
  • Steer axle under clearance: 7.8" (198.12 mm)
  • Frame under clearance: 10" (254.0 mm)
  • Turning radius: 115"(2921.0 mm)
  • Maximum governed speed: 15 mph (24.14 kph)

Engine Options

Please review specs on used unit to determine engine model

  • Ford DSG-425 EFI Gasoline
  • Perkins 1104C-44 Diesel Tier II (EXPORT ONLY)
  • Deutz D2011L04 Diesel Tier IV Interim (EXPORT ONLY)
  • Kubota V3600-E3B Tier III Interim Tier IV (EXPORT ONLY)
  • Deutz D2.9l Diesel tier iV Final

Transmission (Deutz 2.9l & ForD 2.5l)

Type: GM 4L70 Automatic Four-Speed Overdrive with a Mechanical Torque Converter Clutch


Type: Ford industrial 3-speed automatic transmission w/torque converter

Drive Axle

Type: Heavy-duty 6,000 lb capacity axle with drop box

Drive Shaft

Type: Double universal, sliding spline coupling

Electric System

Type:.12 V, negative ground
Alternator: 91 A

Cooling System

Engine: 15 qt (14.2 L) Heavy-duty radiator and fan
Transmission: Radiator cooled

Fuel System

Fuel Cell Capacity: 15.5 U.S. gal (58.67 L)
Fuel options: Gasoline, diesel or LP (Please review used unit available)

Brake System

Service: dual calipers on each rear wheel and split master cylinder
Parking: Lever-operated drum type

Steering System

Type: Ball and screw gearbox, heavy-duty front steer axle with inclined king pins, bushings and bearings


Front: Leaf springs
Rear: Rubber mount


Front: 6.9 x 9, 6-ply rating
Rear: 8 x 16.5, 8-ply rating

General Information
Part #MA-50
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