1942 Aircraft Tug

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That's what I was thinking. Stuff like that is interesting, but rube-goldburg contraptions aren't worth the hassle of ownership.
 
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Hey, memories!
I purchased one just like that some years back (was in aviation then) from gov't assets.
All mine needed was a new shifter arm as some yoyo snapped it clean off.
Cost me all of $35 for a replacement.
As I recall it could tug a DC8 and I eventually sold it (believe FedX was the buyer) and I enjoyed a nice healthy profit.
They also purchased 2 smaller baggage tow carts at the same time.

That type of equipment is indestructible. I remember the rear 'fenders' were about 2 inches thick cast iron, (for traction)
 
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The best part of that thing is the paint job.
 
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They have gotten a bit bigger over time.

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it can out pull a tractor any day!.. and last longer doing that..

I've driven them when I worked at an airport in the late 70's through 86. That is a relatively light tug, and it won't pull if you get it off of pavement. ;)
 
 
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