Aircraft tugs can pull heavy machinery with ease and generally work wonders. However, that will only happen if you use them correctly. Improperly following instructions can leave you stalled at best. At worst, it can damage the tug and the aircraft. Learning how to properly use aircraft tugs is therefore essential for anyone planning to operate one.

Firstly, you have to make sure that everything on the ground is ready for the tug and the accompanying craft. Runways and hangars should be cleared of debris and potential obstacles. Whether the tug has a towbar or low-level arms, attach the appropriate part(s) to the nose wheel.

A few crew members should be present. One should operate the tug, while another should join the pilot in the cockpit to steer and brake as needed. Others should flank the wings and trail the rear, making sure that every part of the aircraft can make turns without taking damage.

The equipment itself should also be in tip-top shape. If you need to replace it, Powertow can help. In addition to advice on how to properly use aircraft tugs, we can also provide you with the tugs themselves. Browse our selection of high-quality machines today and start learning right away.