August 2018 Issue

Best Tugs: Sophisticated Towing

With an onboard computer and airplane-specific software, Best Tugs will shut down before applying enough torque to damage the landing gear.

In our July issue we published a survey of some of the tugs on the market that are suitable for moving airplanes weighing less than 6000 pounds. We reported on 20 tugs put out by seven manufacturers and found that electric models had come to dominate the field. We somehow managed to overlook one manufacturer: Best Tugs ( of Spanish Fork, Utah. Best Tugs offers three sophisticated electric tugs that fall within our under-6000-pound area of interest.

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