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Mototok Alligator tows an Airbus Helicopter with mounted parts underneath the fuselage


Single Nose Wheel Double Nose Wheel Wheeled Helicopter

The all new Alligator Series:
Extremely flat – extremely flexible.

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The world's most compact electric aircraft tug has now become even more compact. Its patented clamp technology fixes the nose gear securely and smooth. The overall height of the  alligator is so low that even extensive attachments below the aircraft fuselage do not obstruct the nose gear clamping.

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New Nose Gear Clamping Mechanism

With the Mototok Alligator you get a machine that has a completely newly developed mechanism to lift the nose wheel of a helicopter or aircraft. This mechanism allows a safe and smooth clamping of the nose wheel at an incredibly low height: The lifting platform of the Mototok Alligator is only 200 mm high. Thus, the alligator fits under virtually any aircraft regardless of which equipment such as FLIR, radar, antennas or similar is installed.
Safe and convenient clamping mechanism of the Mototok Alligator

The Loading Procedure: Convenient and safe!

Loading Sequence of a Mototok Alligator

The Mototok Alligator is operated exactly as you may know it from our previous SPACER, TWIN, and M models: With the help of the radio remote control you move the tug up to the nose wheel f the aircraft. The automatic charging process is started by simply pressing a button on the remote control.

Loadig Sequence of a Mototok Alligator

Depending on the size of the nose wheel, the 28 individually movable nose wheel clamps are gently pressed against the nose wheel to hold it securely.

Technical Data & Dimensions


Mototok Alligator 4000

Use for

single & double nosewheel,
wheeled helicopter

Maximum towing capacity

50 t
110231 lbs

Maximum nosewheel weight capacity

3.5 t
7716 lbs

(without antenna, grips, etc. on the surface)


2812 mm
110.71 inch


2505 mm
98.62 inch


320 mm
12.60 inch

Lifting height, customizable

up to 200 mm
7.87 inch

Platform height at the centerline

149 mm
5.87 inch

Max width of the nosewheel

800 mm
31.5 inch

Diameter of the nosewheel

330 – 480 mm
13.00 – 18.90 inch

Unladen weight

2.300 kg
5070 lbs

Possible terrain

Concrete, stone


Puncture-proof tires

Advanced radio remote control
with safety features, waterproof, certification of conformity, worldwide safety approval including airports, TÜV certified

Alligator – Dimensions

Outstanding benefits.

  • Full electric drive
  • Radio remotely controlled
  • Fully automatic nose gear engaging function: loads and unloads the nosewheel automatically with one tap on the remote
  • Only 1 person required for operation
  • Applicable for single or double nose wheel
  • Hydraulic adjustment of the mouth opening depth for wheels with small diameter
  • High powered electric motors
  • No driving license required
  • Minimal operating costs
  • Park your aircraft using the last corner of your hangar and save space
  • Quickest Return on Investment

All Alligator-Models are standardly equipped with

  • Advanced Radio Remote Control
  • Fully automatic 1-click-loading system
  • Driving lights
  • Yellow flashlight and safety beeper

Optional Equipment

  • Ground power cable for gound power connection
  • Automatic controls by ground markings (AGV functionality)
  • Adaptations for special demands
  • Spiral cable connection (15 m) between Mototok and control unit instead of radio remote control
  • Saltwater resistance

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