"What is a tug on a plane?" The question is not as uncommon as some may think. The idea of giving an airplane a tug may strike novices and laypersons as strange. Can pilots and ground personnel not simply drive the craft into its hangar, as with parking a car inside a garage? Does the plane not have wheels, fuel, and an engine to push it forward? Is tugging truly necessary?

You may be surprised to learn, then, that tugging aircraft has a few notable benefits. For starters, it saves precious fuel. Tugs expend energy in moving the wheels so the plane can save some for its next flight. Moreover, tugs are simply more convenient. Planes are large and can get quite unwieldy on the ground. These machines set them on the right course with ease. Tugging is not strictly required, but it sure makes life simpler.

Now that we have answered "What is a tug on a plane?", you may be asking, "Where can I get a good aircraft tug?" The answer to that is right here at Powertow, home of multiple high-quality towing machine models. Give them a look in our product selection and learn more about what makes them so useful.