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Spacer.

For Pushback and
Hangar Operations.

Double Nose Wheel up to 195t Up to 95 tonnes Up to 80 tonnes

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SPACER 8600 shows its awesome pushback capabilities

 
 

SPACER 8600 moves Boeing 737 (Thomson TUI)

 
 

SPACER 8600 moves Gulfstream 650

 
 

SPACER 8600 engaging nose wheel of a Boeing 737

Photogallery

SPACER 8600 with an A320 at Heathrow T5 on winter conditions

SPACER 8600 with an A320 at Heathrow T5 on winter conditions

SPACER 8600 with an A320 at Heathrow T5 on winter conditions

SPACER 8600 with an A320 at Heathrow T5 on winter conditions

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SPACER 8600 operates an Airbus A320 in the Hangar and on the Apron

SPACER 8600 operates an Airbus A320 in the Hangar and on the Apron

SPACER 8600 operates an Airbus A320 in the Hangar and on the Apron

SPACER 8600: Pushback of an Boeing 737 on winter conditions

SPACER 8600: Pushback of an Boeing 737 on winter conditions

SPACER 8600: Pushback of an Boeing 737 on winter conditions

SPACER 8600: Pushback of an Boeing 737 on winter conditions

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SPACER 8600 operates a Bombardier CS-100

SPACER 8600 operates a Bombardier CS-100

SPACER 8600 operates a Bombardier CS-100

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SPACER 8600 in Hangar Operations with a Boeing 737

SPACER 8600 in Hangar Operations with a Boeing 737

SPACER 8600 in Hangar Operations with a Boeing 737

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SPACER 8600 in Pushback Operations at Köln-Bonn Airport

SPACER 8600 in Pushback Operations at Köln-Bonn Airport

SPACER 8600 in Pushback Operations at Köln-Bonn Airport

double-nosewheel.svg Up to 195 tonnes Up to 95 tonnes Up to 80 tonnes

The Spacer is the ideal tug for hangar and/or pushback operations with narrow body, regional and bigger business aircraft. The machine is in use on many airports all over the world for more than eight years now.

This series comes with outstanding benefits, such as:

  • Full electric drive
  • Radio remotely controlled
  • NTO license for pushing back Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 (Spacer 8600 only, NTO license for Spacer 195 follows)
  • Fully automatic nose gear engaging function: loads and unloads the nosewheel automatically with one tap on the remote
  • Only 1 person required for operation
  • Hydraulic adjustment of the mouth opening depth for wheels with small diameter
  • High powered electric motors
  • No driving license required
  • Minimal operating costs
  • Minimal maintenance costs
  • Park your aircraft using the last corner of your hangar and save space
  • If used as a pushback tug: The Spacer can be parked directly in the immediate vicinity of the gate without becoming an obstuction.
  • Quickest Return on Investment

All Spacer-Models are standardly equipped with

  • Advanced Radio Remote Control
  • Fully automatic 1-click-loading system
  • Driving lights
  • Yellow flashlight and safety beeper
  • Manual emergency nose wheel release, allows to open the nose wheel reception in case of fault
  • NTO license (maintenance / pushback) for Airbius A320 Family and Boeing 737 Family (Spacer 8600 only, NTO license for Spacer 195 follows)

Optional Equipment

  • Enhanced oversteering protection with weighing cells or alternatively oversteering protection with steering torque measurement and counter steering (I-OPS)
  • Towing adaptor for towing the Mototok with another tractor
  • 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
  • Computer Maintenance Diagnostic System
  • Automatic emergency nose wheel release, allows to open the nose wheel reception in case of fault by simply pressing the E-button on the panel
  • RFID User ID Access and Administration System
  • Saltwater resistance
  • Data
    Sheet
  • Request Consultation

Take a Look inside

Take a look inside

Easy to Use

The loading and operating process is carried out with the utmost security and precision. In addition, it runs fully automatically on many models such as the Spacer.

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.

Safety First

Thanks to the hydraulic nose wheel paddles Mototok holds the nose gear in a safe and fixed position. This feature prevents effectively the nose gear from slipping out of the nose wheel opening of the Mototok. So a „Brakeman“ in the cockpit who stops the aircraft in this case is not necessary. 

Turning Point

A nosewheel is basically offset in order to remain safely on track during take-off and landing. Due to this, ground position point A is not identical with construction related axis B on the landing gear.

Turning Point

Due to this design-related inclination of the nose wheel suspension, the nose wheel tilts sideways during a rotation of the Mototok. The gimbal-mounted platform in combination with the hydraulic safety paddles automatically compensate this and gently fixes always the nose wheel securely in position.

These safety features, combined with the ease and convenient usage, distinguish the Mototok from its competitors.

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

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

Convenient Usage

Loading the nose gear is as simple as tapping a button on the remote.

Docking takes a matter of seconds from the rear or front of the nose wheel. Simply drive the Mototok up to the nose wheel. The wheel is then hydraulically fixed firmly in position and raised – ready for take off! All this with no awkward strap, no inconvenient winch. No bolts or tools are required.

  • Radio remote controlled operating under an industrial frequency code approved for airports
  • Automatic connection to the aircraft‘s nose wheel with one tap on a button of the remote
  • No straps, no winch, no tools required
 
 

Convenient usage: Docking takes a matter of seconds

The Mototok central processing unit: Mototok goes digital!

The Mototok Central Processing Unit

Mototok comes with a central processing unit (CPU) for features and adjustments relating to

  • Towing and braking forces
  • Oversteering protection and counter steering
  • Voice announcements
  • Unit diagnostics
  • Log files
  • User access

The CPU can be linked with any mobile device (smartphone, tablet or laptop) via bluetooth, WLAN or USB and a standard internet browser (like Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

Mototok goes Digital

Log in to the system

The quickest log in can be done via a RFCI-card and an appropriate card reader on the machine. According to the authorization level, the user is able to move the Mototok, check or adjust the settings or read out the log files.

RFID Reader

Great choice – Depending on your needs

Mototok SPACER 8600

SPACER 8600 MA
Towing capacity 95 t (209439 lbs)

Double Nose Wheel up to 80t

SPACER 8600 MA is fully equipped for operating in MRO/FBO environments.

  • tows up to 95 t (209,439 lbs)
  • ground clearance 81 mm (3.19")
  • fixes the aircraft fully automatically in about 10-15 seconds
  • for a Nosewheel Diameter of 450 mm (17.72") - 1200 mm (47.24")
  • maximum nose wheel weight capacity: 8 t (17,637 lbs)

Useable for Aircraft like

  • Airbus 320 family
  • Boeing 737 family
  • Bombardier C-Series
  • Bombardier Regional Aircraft
  • Embraer Regional Aircraft
  • Gulfstream

Watch Spacer 8600 MA in Action

 
 

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Mototok SPACER 8600 Pushback

SPACER 8600 MA PB
Towing capacity 95 t (209439 lbs)

Double Nose Wheel up to 95t

SPACER 8600 MA PB is optimized for pushback operations. It comes with a NTO license for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families.

  • tows up to 95 t (209,439 lbs)
  • ground clearance 81 mm (3.19")
  • fixes the aircraft fully automatically in about 10-15 seconds
  • for a Nosewheel Diameter of 450 mm (17.72") - 1200 mm (47.24")
  • maximum nose wheel weight capacity: 8 t (17,637 lbs)
  • NTO license for Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families

Useable for Aircraft like

  • Airbus 320 family
  • Boeing 737 family
  • Bombardier C-Series
  • Bombardier Regional Aircraft
  • Embraer Regional Aircraft
  • Gulfstream

Watch Spacer 8600 MA PB while pushing back Aircraft at London Heathrow T5, Kopenhagen, Singapore and Dubai Airport

 
 

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Mototok SPACER 195

SPACER 195
Towing capacity 195 t (429901 lbs)

Double Nose Wheel up to 195t

Developed to transport your heavyweights – a wide range of wide body aircraft (except A380 and B747) plus all narrow bodies. The ideal aircraft mover to achieve better results in your hangars. With the capabilities of towing and pushing aircraft up to 195 tonnes (429,901 lbs), Mototok Spacer 195 is our largest and most powerful tug as of yet.

  • tows up to 195 t (429,901 lbs)
  • ground clearance 105 mm (4.13")
  • fixes the aircraft fully automatically in about 10-15 seconds
  • for a Nosewheel Diameter of 450 mm (17.72") - 1200 mm (47.24")
  • maximum nose wheel weight capacity: 22 t (48,502 lbs)

Useable for Passenger Aircraft like

  • Airbus 350
  • Airbus 340
  • Airbus 330
  • Airbus 320 and family
  • Boeing 777
  • Boeing 767
  • Boeing 737 and family

Watch Spacer 195 in Action

 
 

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