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The TPX-500-S is a towbarless aircraft towing tractor especially designed for the A380, which can perform push back operations and short distance maintenance towing on all wide body aircraft (B767, A310, A300, A330, DC10/MD11, A340, A340-200 to 600, B777-200/300/ER/LR, B747, B747-8, B787, A380 and fully compatible with the upcoming aircraft A350). The TPX series have a unique cradle design with a central articulation between front and rear chassis preventing jack-knifing situations. The driver is perfectly aligned with NLG and very close to the cradle to perform safe operations. Its failsafe and fully automated loading and unloading cycle is unmatched in its simplicity and security.
For maintenance towing a dedicated 90 kVA GPU is available as an option. Major component industry leaders add to the reliability of the TPX. Like all TLD tractors, the TPX series are efficient in design (2WS, 2WD) simplifying operational and maintenance tasks while offering the best TCO of comparable tractors.