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This hardworking tow tractor delivers outstanding performance. With its efficient AC direct-drive motor and 16,000-lb.* towing capacity, the MT-280 is ideal for moving trailers over long distances. It’s also narrow enough to fit through most door openings. From its all-steel construction and demountable bumpers to its high torque drum brakes, this tugger is built for years of heavy use in total comfort and safety. The easy-to-access under seat industrial battery prevents mid-shift interruptions.

  • Inboard / portable high frequency PFC battery charger provides reliable, quality charging. High frequency power factor-corrected charger improves battery performance and prevents power surges. High efficiency and global AC input. Available in inboard or portable models with several voltage options.
  • High-efficiency asynchronous AC / Direct Drive motor offers better control for full motor performance, as well as higher possible speeds and better torque at low speeds. Maintenance-free brushless electric motor equipped with temperature and speed sensors.
  • Robust long-life industrial batteries no more mid-shift recharging! These powerful batteries can last a full shift, even with long distances. Supports Opportunity Rapid charging. Encased for easy replacing. Various options and models available.
  • AC controller with sealed connectors paired with multifunction display allows for precise speed control for greater safety and vehicle performance. Includes indicators for speed, battery state of charge, hour meter, odometer and fault warnings. Password-protected parameters and monitoring capability.
  • Long-lasting, battery-saving LED lights provides stronger, longer-lasting lighting for greater safety. Efficient design is easy on the battery current and requires minimal maintenance. LED lights that are both esthetic and built to last under all conditions.
36V36V HD36V SD
Passengers111
Load Capacity700 lbs.800 lbs.800 lbs.
Towing Capacity6,000 lbs.10,000 lbs.16,000 lbs.
Speed8 mph8 mph6 mph
Turning Radius73 "72 "72 "
POWERTRAIN
Motor10 hp shunt motorBrushless AC motor, 7.5 HP Intermittent, 10 HP MaxBrushless AC motor, 7.5 HP Intermittent, 10 HP Max
Drive AxleHelical gear differentialHelical gear differentialHelical gear differential
TransmissionDirect driveDirect driveDirect drive
ControllerSEPEX Electronic speed controllerAC Electronic speed controllerAC Electronic speed controller
ENERGY
Voltage36V36V36V
BatteryNo battery includedNo battery includedNo battery included
ChargerNo charger includedNo charger includedNo charger included
CHASSIS
Body14-G diamond-plate steel body, tubular frameAll-steel unibody constructionAll-steel unibody construction
SuspensionCoil springs & shock absorbers (front and rear)Dual coil springs & shock absorbers front and Dual leaf springs on rearDual coil springs & shock absorbers front and Dual leaf springs on rear
BrakesRear hydraulic drum brakes, hand lever parking brake, regenerative brakingRear hydraulic drum brakes, regenerative brakingRear hydraulic drum brakes, regenerative braking
Wheels4.8x8 LRC pneumatic tires4.8x8 LRC pneumatic tires4.8x8 LRC pneumatic tires
SteeringAutomotive steering wheelAutomotive steering wheelAutomotive steering wheel
SeatsBucket seat on slide adjustersBucket seat on slide adjustersBucket seat on slide adjusters
EQUIPMENT
LightsLED headlight & tail/brake lightLED headlight & tail/brake lightLED headlight & tail/brake light
IndicatorsBattery status indicatorMultifunction display including speedometer, battery state of charge, hour meter, odometer and fault warnings. Password-protected parameters and monitoring capability.Multifunction display including speedometer, battery state of charge, hour meter, odometer and fault warnings. Password-protected parameters and monitoring capability.
Accessories36V/12V converter for 12-volt accessories, bolt-on bumpers and rear wheel guards36V/12V converter for 12-volt accessories, bolt-on front bumper36V/12V converter for 12-volt accessories, bolt-on front bumper
SafetyReverse alarm, deadman seat switch, hornReverse alarm, deadman seat switch, hornReverse alarm, deadman seat switch, horn
VEHICLE
Weight1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.1,200 lbs.
Height41"41"41"
Length81"79"79"
Width39"38"38"
Wheel Base52"52"52"
DECK
Deck Height26"25"25"
Deck Length21"21"21"
Deck Width39"38"38"
BATTERY
Battery Weight
Battery Height17.50"17.50"17.50"
Battery Length35.20"35.20"35.20"
Battery Width16"16"16"
  • Overview

    This hardworking tow tractor delivers outstanding performance. With its efficient AC direct-drive motor and 16,000-lb.* towing capacity, the MT-280 is ideal for moving trailers over long distances. It’s also narrow enough to fit through most door openings. From its all-steel construction and demountable bumpers to its high torque drum brakes, this tugger is built for years of heavy use in total comfort and safety. The easy-to-access under seat industrial battery prevents mid-shift interruptions.

  • Features
    • Inboard / portable high frequency PFC battery charger provides reliable, quality charging. High frequency power factor-corrected charger improves battery performance and prevents power surges. High efficiency and global AC input. Available in inboard or portable models with several voltage options.
    • High-efficiency asynchronous AC / Direct Drive motor offers better control for full motor performance, as well as higher possible speeds and better torque at low speeds. Maintenance-free brushless electric motor equipped with temperature and speed sensors.
    • Robust long-life industrial batteries no more mid-shift recharging! These powerful batteries can last a full shift, even with long distances. Supports Opportunity Rapid charging. Encased for easy replacing. Various options and models available.
    • AC controller with sealed connectors paired with multifunction display allows for precise speed control for greater safety and vehicle performance. Includes indicators for speed, battery state of charge, hour meter, odometer and fault warnings. Password-protected parameters and monitoring capability.
    • Long-lasting, battery-saving LED lights provides stronger, longer-lasting lighting for greater safety. Efficient design is easy on the battery current and requires minimal maintenance. LED lights that are both esthetic and built to last under all conditions.
  • Specs

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