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EAGLE BOB TAIL TOW TRACTORS EB2-5, EB2-7G, EB2-8, EB2-10

 
 
Eagle Bob Tail Tow Tractors
 

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, and also military GSE. Eagle experienced reduced Bob Tail interest in the mid 1990’s as its customers tried industrial tractors, converted to high speed use, as Bob Tail replacements. However, by 2003 the converted industrial tractors had demonstrated a track record of unreliability when compared to the Eagle Bob Tail. Examples of these problems include drive shaft, drive wheel, drive hub and braking issues. Other known issues included exhaust in the cab, and excessive driver fatigue and discomfort caused by a lack of suspension. Because of these problems, Eagle Bob Tail customers have returned with increased annual purchases.

 

Here is what the eXL-16 has to offer

  • Eagle Tugs was the originator of the Bob Tail design over 40 years ago.
  • The Ford F-350, and F-550 Cab and Chassis have an unequalled commercially-proven reliable drive train and braking system.
  • Ford cabs are ergonomic, comfortable and safe.
  • Rear Hitch sight tunnel
  • Heavy steel plate body and front & rear bumpers, including a heavy tubular grill guard and side protection.
  • Unparalleled reliability and factory-direct service and support is the Eagle Tugs advantage.
 
 
model specifications
MODELS EB2-5 EB2-7G EB2-8
DRIVE WHEELS 4 REAR 4 REAR 4 REAR
DRAWBAR PULL GAS 5,000 lbf / 22.24 kN 7,500 lbf / 33.36 kN 8,000 lbf / 35.59 kN
DRAWBAR PULL DIESEL 5,000 lbf / 22.24 kN   8,000 lbf / 35.59 kN
TOWING CAPACITY 1st GEAR* 65,000 lbs / 29,484 kg 105,000 lbs / 47,627 kg 110,000 lbs / 49,895 kg
TOWING CAPACITY 3rd GEAR* 30,000 lbs / 13,608 kg 40,000 lbs / 18,144 kg 50,000 lbs / 22,680 kg
SERVICE WEIGHT GAS 9,900 lbs / 4,491 kg 11,500 lbs / 5,216 kg 14,300 lbs / 4,486 kg
SERVICE WEIGHT DIESEL 10,200 lbs / 4,627 kg 11,800 lbs / 5,352 kg 14,600 lbs / 6,622 kg
LENGTH 191 in / 4,851 mm
WIDTH 96 in / 2,438 mm
HEIGHT 81 in / 2,057 mm
WHEELBASE 104 in / 2,642 mm
TURN RADIUS (OUTSISE) 215 in / 5,461 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 10 in / 254 mm
SUSPENSION SPRINGS AND SHOCK ABSORBERS OVER EACH AXLE
TRANSMISSION - AUTOMATIC 6 FORWARD / 1 REVERSE 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 BRAKES FOOT OR LEVER ACTIVATED - MECHANICAL TO REAR BRAKE DRUMS
 
ENGINE
OPTIONS
EB2-5-GAS EB2-7G-GAS EB2-8-GAS EB2--DIESEL EB2--DIESEL
MANUFACTURER FORD FORD - TIER 2 ONLY (FOR MILITARY OR EXPORT)
MODEL V-8 V-8 V-10 V-8 TURBO V-8 TURBO
RATED OUTPUT 385 hp / 287 kW 385 hp / 287 kW 362 hp / 272 kW 400 hp / 298 kW 400 hp / 298 kW
TORQUE 405 ft-lbs 405 ft-lbs1 457 ft-lbs 800 ft-lbs 800 ft-lbs
CYLINDERS -
DISPLACEMENT
EIGHT - 6.2L EIGHT - 6.2L TEN - 6.8L EIGHT - 6.7L EIGHT - 6.7L
FUEL
CONSUMPTION
3.0 gplh 3.0 gplh 3.3 gplh 3.3 gplh 3.3 gplh
FUEL TANK 35 gal / 132.5 liters 37.5 gal / 142 liters
AIR CLEANER SEVERE ENVIRONMENT, HEAVY DUTY, DRY REPLACEMENT ELEMENT
SYSTEM 12 VOLT
ALTERNATOR 157 AMP 157 AMP
BATTERY
(COLD CRANK)
650 CCA 750 CCA
IGNITION KEYED
* NORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS - WET, 1% GRADE.
 
MODELS EB2-10
DRIVE WHEELS 4 REAR
DRAWBAR PULL DIESEL 10,000 lbf / 4,545 kg
TOWING CAPACITY 1st GEAR* 130,000 lbs / 58,967 kg
TOWING CAPACITY 3rd GEAR* 60,000 lbs / 27,273 kg
SERVICE WEIGHT DIESEL 17,000 lbs / 7,711 kg
LENGTH 208 in / 5,283 mm
WIDTH 101 in / 2,565 mm
HEIGHT 96 in / 2,438 mm
WHEELBASE 112 in / 2,845 mm
TURN RADIUS (OUTSISE) 203 in / 5,156 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 10 in / 254 mm
SUSPENSION SPRINGS AND SHOCK ABSORBERS OVER EACH AXLE
TRANSMISSION - AUTOMATIC 5 FORWARD / 1 REVERSE
MAX SPEED GOVERNED 25 mph
STEERING HYDRAULIC POWER-BOOSTED MECHANICAL: SELF-CENTERING
BRAKES HYDRAULIC, SELF-ADJUSTING SPLIT TYPE WITH ACCUMULATOR
FRONT BRAKES DISC
REAR BRAKES DISC
PARKING BRAKES FOOT OR LEVER ACTIVATED - MECHANICAL TO REAR BRAKE DRUMS
 
ENGINE OPTIONS EB2-10 DIESEL
MANUFACTURER CUMMINS - TIER 4
MODEL ISB I-6 TURBO
RATED OUTPUT UP TO 325 hp / 242 kW
TORQUE UP TO 750 ft-lbs
CYLINDERS - DISPLACEMENT SIX - 6.7L
FUEL CONSUMPTION 3.3 gplh
FUEL TANK 45 gal / 170 liters
AIR CLEANER SEVERE ENVIRONMENT, HEAVY DUTY, DRY REPLACEMENT ELEMENT
SYSTEM 12 VOLT
ALTERNATOR 185 AMP
BATTERY (COLD CRANK) (2) 625 CCA
IGNITION KEYED
 

 

 
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