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Navy,
Airforce,
Army

Wheeled Helicopter Skidded Helicopter Double Nose Wheel Single Nose Wheel
up to 85t up to 75t up to 50t up to 39t up to 28t up to 6t

Mototok Tugs – for Military forces

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TWIN with thge NH90

TWIN with thge NH90

TWIN with thge NH90

TWIN with thge NH90

LB with an Airbus AS332 SuperPuma

LB with an Airbus AS332 SuperPuma

LB with an Airbus AS332 SuperPuma

LB with an Airbus AS332 SuperPuma

Dassault Super Étendard on the French Aircraft Carrier „Charles de Gaulle“

Dassault Super Étendard on the French Aircraft Carrier „Charles de Gaulle“

Dassault Super Étendard on the French Aircraft Carrier „Charles de Gaulle“

Dassault Super Étendard on the French Aircraft Carrier „Charles de Gaulle“

LB with an Airbus AS332 SuperPuma

LB with an Airbus AS332 SuperPuma

LB with an Airbus AS332 SuperPuma

LB with an Airbus AS332 SuperPuma

Eurocopter EC155 – Dauphine

Eurocopter EC155 – Dauphine

Eurocopter EC155 – Dauphine

Eurocopter EC155 – Dauphine

TWIN Wide for Embraer KC390 and suchlike

TWIN Wide for Embraer KC390 and suchlike

TWIN Wide for Embraer KC390 and suchlike

TWIN Wide for Embraer KC390 and suchlike

Wheeled Helicopter Skidded Helicopter Double Nose Wheel Single Nose Wheel
up to 85t up to 75t up to 50t up to 39t up to 28t up to 15t up to 6t

With Mototok tugs maneuvering aircraft is an extremely convenient and time-saving task. Due to the extremely low height any type of attachments below the helicopter such as FLIR systems, radar, headlights and the like do not interfere with the process of loading the nose wheel or skids.

Mototok is the ideal partner for all questions about maneuvering military aircraft and helicopters due to many years of experience and multi-year use of Mototok Tugs on – for example – aircraft carriers.

Mototok guarantees flexible handling. So the LB-Series and the M-Series can also be used for mixed tasks with airplanes and helicopters.

Thanks to the radio remote control, the operator can always walk around the aircraft during maneuvering to ensure that it does not collide with other aircraft or the hangar wall.

Due to the electric drive both operating and maintenance costs are extremely low, so that the investment is amortized after a very short time.

Mototok tugs are extremely sturdy and durable, so they can be used in the most adverse weather conditions such as ice, snow or saltwater environments.

All Mototoks comes with outstanding benefits, such as:

  • 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
  • High powered electric motors
  • No driving license required
  • Minimal operating costs
  • Minimal maintenance costs
  • Park your helicopter using the last corner of your hangar and save space
  • Quickest Return on Investment

Optional Equipment

  • Ground power cable for gound power connection
  • Trailer coupling adaptor for multi-functional extensions
  • 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
  • Data
    Sheet
  • Request Consultation

Update the process. Lower expenditure while securing men and machines.

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Tough Conditions.
Watertight, saltwater resistant and with active 4-wheel-steering, a Mototok can safely be used on aircraft carriers. An integrated magnetic deceleration system permits its use on inclined surfaces. High definition lighting allows battle illumination and night operations.

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One Man Operation.
Thanks to radio remote control providing 100% visibility, towing with a mototok is a foolproof one-man-operation. The remote control can be equipped with a helix cable as an alternative to radio connection.

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Highly Precise.
Automatic steering control ensures easy and precise maneuverability even in tight situations and positively prevents oversteering. The tug’s exceptionally flat design prevents collision with objects mounted underneath your aircraft.

Take a Look inside

The LB-Series and M-Series are based on a U-shaped construction with a hydraulic platform that lifts the nose wheel. Two electric drives provide propulsion and maneuverability. Two hydraulical wheel securing paddles hold the nose gear fixed in position and prevents a slipping off from the platform.

Take a look inside

Easy to Use

The loading and operating process of aircraft and wheeled helicopter is carried out with the utmost security and precision. In addition, it runs fully automatically on many models such as the LB and the M528.

Operating Procedure 1

The engaging procedure can be started automatically by pressing just one button on the remote control.

Operating Procedure 2

Drive the Mototok with opened hydraulical door and lowered platform towards the nose wheel of the aircraft until the nose wheel touches the sliding table. Then press the start-button on the remote control.

Operating Procedure 3

The hydraulical door closes. If necessary the sliding table is adjustable for fitting smaller nose wheels.

Operating Procedure 4

The sliding table presses the nose wheel towards the closed hydraulical door until a specified pressure is reached.

Operating Procedure 5

The platform lifts up and raises the nose wheel.

Operating Procedure 6

The securing paddles lowers down and clamps the nose wheel gently and safely – ready for moving the aircraft. The whole procedure takes 10-15 seconds only.

Minimum space requirement

Compared to other towing principles and towing systems Mototok excels in every discipline and convinces with minimal space requirements for maneuvering. This shows the following comparison:

Conventional tow tractor with a tow bar

Conventional tow tractor with a tow bar

Maneuvering with a towbar means “steering by moving“. Turning the nose gear and moving the aircraft are two inseparable motions when using a tow bar. Turning the nose wheel is only possible when the aircraft is moved backwards or forwards. The aircraft has to be moved several metres for the nose gear to turn and move the aircraft into another direction. This in turn increases the space needed for extensive manoeuvering.

  • Many different tow bars have to be stored for different types of aircraft
  • High risk of accidents and damage of the aircraft
  • Minimum second person as a „wing walker“ needed because the driver has no overview from his position
  • High maintenance level due to combustion engine

Other towbarless tugs

Other towbarless tugs

This principle means also “steering by moving“. The space requirement for maneuvering is approximately the same as with using a tow bar.

  • Winches and straps for fixation often needed
  • Minimum second person as a „wing walker“ needed because the driver has no overview from his position
  • The vehicles have big dimensions and need a lot of parking space

Other towbarless tugs

Tugs with a rotary table

This type of tug loads the nose gear on a rotary table.

  • Loads only from the left or right side of the aircraft – not directly from the front or the rear
  • No automatic fixation of the nose gear – there is no technical way to route hydraulic power onto the free rotary table
  • Undefined behavior of the free rotary table whilst pushing the aircraft. During pushing, the rotaring table has to be fixed in position. So the assumed advantage of an oversteering protection thanks to the free rotation of the table do not work whilst pushing.

Other towbarless tugs

Moving an aircraft the innovative way – with Mototok!

Manouevering with Mototok is the easiest by far. The fuselage and wingtips remain in position whilst turning the nose gear on the spot for manoeuvering. With Mototok both turning the nose gear and moving the aircraft are two completely different movements – the deciding advantage of the Mototok tug sytem. The result is a minimum requirement of space whilst shunting the aircraft. This example shows that turning an aircraft by 90° reduces manoevering space to a circle.

  • Best overall sight thanks to remote controlled maneuverings
  • No winches, no straps, automatic convenient and automatic quick nose gear loading
  • Low maintenance thanks to full electric drive
  • Lowest space requirement when pushing or pulling the aircraft
  • Safe thanks to oversteering protection

Turning on the spot for minimal space requirements

Best choice for your needs

TWIN on an AIrcraft Carrier with a Northrop Grumman

LB 7500 / LB 7500 Flat
Towing capacity 75 t (165347 lbs)

Single Nose Wheel Double Nose Wheel Wheeled Helicopter up to 75t

Our strongest model to the LB Class – specially designed for operations on ships, offshore platforms and other extremely harsh conditions. Quartz sand tyres for ultimate grip available.

  • tows up to 75 t (165,347 lbs)
  • applicable for aircraft with single or double nose wheel, wheeled helicopters
  • ground clearance 95 mm (3.74") resp. 70 mm (2.76") by the „Flat“ Model
  • fixes the aircraft fully automatically in about 10 seconds
  • for a Nosewheel Diameter of 180 mm (7.09") - 670 mm (26.38")
  • maximum nose wheel weight capacity: 7.5 t (16,535 lbs)

Useable for nearly all wheeled Helicopter like

  • Sikorsky
  • Airbus Helicopter
  • Bell
  • Leonardo / AgustaWestland
  • NH 90

Aircraft like

  • Boeing 737 BBJ
  • Gulfstream 650
  • Bombardier Global Express
  • Dassault Falcon
  • ATR
  • Pilatus
  • Hawker

Military Machines like

  • Eurofighter
  • Tornado
  • F16, F18
  • Saab Gripen
  • Dassault Rafale
  • Grumman E2C Hawkeye

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TWIN with a Sea King

LB 6500 / LB 6500 Flat
Towing capacity 50 t (110231 lbs)

Single Nose Wheel Double Nose Wheel Wheeled Helicopter up to 50t

The Mid-Class LB Model – our „Best-Seller“ for almost all demands.

  • tows up to 50 t (110231 lbs)
  • applicable for aircraft with single or double nose wheel, wheeled helicopters
  • ground clearance 95 mm (3.74") resp. 70 mm (2.76") by the „Flat“ Model
  • fixes the aircraft fully automatically in about 10 seconds
  • for a Nosewheel Diameter of 180 mm (7.09") - 670 mm (26.38")
  • maximum nose wheel weight capacity: 6 t (13228 lbs)

Useable for nearly all wheeled Helicopter like

  • Sikorsky
  • Airbus Helicopter
  • Bell
  • Leonardo / AgustaWestland
  • NH 90

Aircraft like

  • Gulfstream 650
  • Bombardier Global Express
  • Dassault Falcon
  • ATR
  • Pilatus
  • Hawker

Military Machines like

  • Eurofighter
  • Tornado
  • F16, F18
  • Saab Gripen
  • Dassault Rafale
  • Grumman E2C Hawkeye

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TWIN with a Dassault rafale

TWIN 3900
Towing capacity 39 t (85980 lbs)

Single Nose Wheel Double Nose Wheel Wheeled Helicopter up to 39t

The entry level to the TWIN-Class

  • tows up to 39 t (85980 lbs)
  • applicable for aircraft with single or double nose wheel, wheeled helicopters
  • ground clearance 95 mm (3.74")
  • fixes the aircraft fully automatically in about 10 seconds
  • for a Nosewheel Diameter of 180 mm (7.09") - 670 mm (26.38")
  • maximum nose wheel weight capacity: 4.5 t (9921 lbs)

Useable for nearly all wheeled Helicopter like

  • Sikorsky
  • Airbus Helicopter
  • Bell
  • Leonardo / AgustaWestland
  • NH 90

Aircraft like

  • Bombardier Challenger
  • Embraer Legacy
  • Lear Jet
  • Cessna
  • Beechcraft
  • Dassault Falcon
  • Hawker
  • Pilatus

Military Machines like

  • Eurofighter
  • Tornado
  • F16, F18
  • Saab Gripen
  • Dassault Rafale
  • Grumman E2C Hawkeye

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M-Series with a Boein Apache

M 528
Towing capacity 28 t (61700 lbs)

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The M 528 is a fully equipped aircraft tug with automatic loading functions for a convenient and quick loading and releasing of the aircrafts nose gear.

Includes the following features:

  • Enhanced radio remote control for all features like loading and unloading the aircrafts nose gear, lifting and unlifting the platform, driving and steering functions
  • Full hands free hydraulic door, fully automatic 1-click-loading-system
  • LED high beam driving lights
  • Safety flashlights and beeper
  • Safety nose wheel paddles for a safe and gentle clamping of the nose gear – prevents the nosewheel from rising and slipping out of position. The securing device is hydraulically lowered onto the nosewheel and securely locked at the push of a button on the remote control.

Optional features:

  • Ground power cable for gound power connection 13,4V / 25,6 V (short time up to 4600 A)
  • Trailer coupling adaptor for multi-functional extensions
  • Automatic controls by ground markings and camera (AGV functionality)
  • Military spiral cable connection (15 m) between Mototok and control unit 
  • Saltwater resistance
  • Standard Oversteering Protection System with Shearpin

Fully equipped remote control of the M 528

Enhanced Remote Control Unit of the M 528

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TWIN Wide with an Embraer KC390

TWIN Wide 14
Towing capacity 85 t (187393 lbs)

Double Nose Wheel up to 85t

This is our specialist for aircraft with a nose wheel width of up to 1425 mm.

  • tows up to 85 t (187,393 lbs)
  • ground clearance 85 mm (3.35")
  • fixes the aircraft fully automatically in about 10 seconds
  • Maximum Nosewheel width: 1425 mm (56.1") 
  • for a Nosewheel Diameter of 180 mm (7.09") - 670 mm (26.38")
  • maximum nose wheel weight capacity: 12 t (26,455 lbs)

Useable for Military Aircraft like

  • Lockheed C-130 / Hercules
  • Embraer KC-390
  • Airbus A400M
  • other military transport Aircraft

Useable for civil Aircraft like

  • Boeing 737 and all other bigger double wheel types

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Mototok Helimo

Helimo
Lifting capacity 6 t (13200 lbs)

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Use Helimo to move any type of helicopter with skids in a matter of seconds. Regardless of cameras, radar, floats, winds or weapons mounted on belly or skids, 8 alternative methods to load your helicopter ensure swift movement for swift action.

Comes with the outstanding benefits of all Mototok vehicles, e.g.:

  • Full electric drive
  • High powered electric motors
  • Radio remotely controlled
  • Only 1 person required for operation
  • Flexible use for all skidded helicopter up to 6 t (13,200 lbs)
  • Compatible with tools like FLIR, searchlights, RADAR, antennas, etc.
  • No driving license required
  • Minimal operating costs
  • Minimal maintenance costs
  • Park your heli using the last corner of your hangar and save space
  • Quickest Return on Investment

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Not sure if this tug fits your specific aircraft?
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