Introduction to Baggage Tractors
The technology of the world is developing rapidly and new inventions are being introduced to the market every day. Baggage tractors can be considered as such new innovative equipment designed to make the life of people easy. They are being widely used in places like airports and harbors where more baggage has to be handled. Handling and managing those will be a very difficult task and it will require a lot of man power. But with the help of a baggage tractor, the handling can be done easily and with less man power.
There are different types of baggage tractors designed to do various tasks. Normally they are consisting with 3000 – 8000 pounds of drawer pull. They are used to move bag carts, ground power units and water serving carts. As mentioned earlier, baggage tractors are widely used in airport terminals to tow luggage carts from the airport terminal building to the aircraft and vice versa.
Most of the baggage tractors are made up with automatic transition and the engines are gasoline or diesel powered. They are being manufactured by many companies all around the world and Clark Tractors, Toyota Tractors, Northwestern Tractors, Mercury Tractors, Harlan Tractors, and United Tractors.
Some of the baggage tractors are electric powered by a Nickel Cadmium battery and a diesel generator set. Those tractors can achieve a maximum speed of 27km/h and they have front disk and rear drum brakes. All the baggage tractors are manufactured using the latest technology and the engine is situated towards the front of the vehicle. The advanced power steering technology allows the driver to have more control and the automatic transmission allows him to move the tractor with less hassle.
The price range of baggage tractors goes from $12,000 – $ 18,000. There are some baggage tractors which can carry items and there are some which can roll down baggage. The average handling capacity of a baggage tractor is about 2 tons. The drawbar of all the tractors are made from the best steel as it performs the most vital tasks. In most of them power for the main drive is supplied by a high efficiency low maintenance AC motor that is directly coupled to the rear axle. The hydraulic accumulator provides the handler a smooth and a quite performance as well as maintenance stands. The manufacturers are trying their best to develop these baggage tractors some more in order to work more efficiently.