Eagle tugs are used specifically to move aircrafts and are essential to every day operations. For this reason, an eagle tug must be functioning accurately at all times. It is vital to have proper eagle tug repair and preventative maintenance performed when required. By doing so, eagle tug reliability can be guaranteed.
EAGLE TUG REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Eagle tug repair and maintenance can be broken down into two sections, daily maintenance and repair by operational hours.
Daily maintenance mainly includes proper fluid checks of the following:
- Engine Oil– should be checked at the first 50 hours and every 100 hours thereafter
- Transmission Fluid – should be checked every 500 hours
- Brake Fluid
- Power Steering Fluid
- Oil Leak Check
Operational hour eagle tug repairs and maintenance is broken down into 7 segments:
50 OPERATIONAL HOURS
At 50 operational hours, several eagle tug repairs and maintenance are required. The engine oil and filter should be serviced. Engine rubber mounts, throttle controls, coolant hoses, belt drives, inlet and exhaust pipes, and electrical wires and connections should also all be checked. It’s important to also maintenance and repair the axle shaft U-joint and the spindle nuts should also be re torques to 20-30 FT LBS.
100 OPERATIONAL HOURS
Similar to the 50 operational hour, when 100 operational hours are reached, an eagle tug must have the engine rubber mounts, throttle controls, coolant hoses, belt drives, inlet and exhaust pipes and electrical wires and connections checked. The battery cables should also be checked at this operational hour.
250 OPERATIONAL HOURS
When an eagle tug reaches 250 operational hours, the engine rubber mounts, throttle controls, coolant hoses, belt drives, inlet and exhaust pipes, and electrical wires and connections should all be checked. The air cleaner element, the lubricity filter and the fuel filter should all also be serviced once this operational hour is reached.
500 OPERATIONAL HOURS
All of the same components checked and repaired at 250 operational hours should also be completed at 500 operational hours. In addition, transmission fluid should also be serviced. The cooling system also requires a flush at this time and the tires of the eagle tug need to be rotated. It’s also important to check the brake pads, the drum brake lining and the brake lines and hoses.