BYD unveils new electrical airport GSE tow tractor fashions

BYD unveiled two new electrical tow tractor fashions, or tugs, this month. The tugs are suited to airport floor assist gear (GSE) wants together with tarmacs and supporting aviation logistic facilities and amenities, and likewise enable for fast, restriction free charging.


BYD tugs provide larger power and productiveness efficiencies in addition to decrease working prices and simpler upkeep, as in comparison with its diesel, fuel or lead acid battery counterparts.

With a 25-ton towing capability, BYD’s T250 rear cabin tug, and the T250F ahead cabin tug, are heavy-duty options for each baggage transport and towing of regional jets. Utilizing BYD’s proprietary iron-phosphate battery know-how, the tugs are outfitted with a quick charger built-in to the tractor.

These tugs are an amazing alternative to assist rework the excessive stress, high-duty cycle operations with prospects requiring across the clock up-time. We have now already delivered forklifts to Hawaiian Airways and United Airways.

—Brian Rippie, BYD’s Director of Materials Handing

The common BYD tug can absolutely cost in 2 hours with limitless charging alternatives, permitting operators 24/7 availability. As well as, the place lead acid batteries’ efficiency drops off because it runs low on cost or in chilly climate, BYD’s progressive batteries enable for fixed, dependable energy no matter remaining cost.

The world’s largest producer of electrical automobiles and batteries, BYD gives the chassis, battery, and charger. Developed for indoor or out of doors use, the tug design contains twin Three-phase 80V AC brushless motors which produce the excessive energy and torque that enable these tug fashions larger serviceability.

BYD’s Materials Dealing with apply contains 5 (5) class 1, sit-down counter steadiness forklifts and now, three (Three) tug merchandise: one 5-ton and the 2 new 25-ton fashions.

The BYD North American Materials Dealing with apply started operations in the summertime of 2015, delivering pilot forklifts to the Port of Los Angeles. Now, operations have grown to 20+ sellers overlaying 42 North American markets with deliveries to greater than 200 prospects, which embody fleet prospects like PepsiCo, Armstrong Flooring and Whirlpool.