Trepel challenger 550 aircraft tractor

Trepel challenger 550 aircraft tractor

Ideal solution for the new Jumbo

The CHALLENGER 550 has a lot of technical features built in its big brother, the Challenger 700.  With its gross vehicle weight of up to 60 tons, the CHALLENGER 550 is designed in particular for the push-back and maintenance towing of aircraft up to the size of a Boeing B747-8. A robust tow tractor at an economic price with low maintenance costs.


Capacity                                       Aircraft weight up to 450 tons

Dimensions (LxWxH)                   8.000 x 3.000 x 2.030 mm (without tow hitch)

Drawbar pull                               369  kN (calculated theoretical value dependent on ballasted                                                    weight and adhesion factor)

Driving speed                              30 km/h (depends on ballasted weight)

Turning radius                             6.900mm

Weight                                         50 tons (without ballast) up to 60 tons (ballasted)