Aircraft belt loaders are vehicles that aid the process of loading and unloading luggage and cargo using mechanical conveyor belts. Ground support teams guide luggage and cargo safely over the conveyor belt with ease. Belt loaders feature a variety of safety features, including emergency shut-off switches and safety rails. The TUG 660E and TUG 660 Li belt loaders are eco-friendly, and offer a reduced environmental impact.
All TUG 660 models and airport baggage loaders include features that set our equipment above the rest. For example, multiple engine options give you the flexibility to customize your belt loaders. How much power do you need? What kind of fuel is best for your aircraft belt loaders? Textron GSE has a variety of options to choose from, so you can get the belt loader that works most smoothly with the rest of your airport operations. All of our TUG belt loaders are durable and built to bear the repeated weight of heavy luggage and cargo over many years of use.
Textron GSE airport belt loaders are also available with our Smart Sense collision avoidance technology. Smart Sense makes cargo loading and unloading safer using ultrasonic sensors attached to the front of the TUG 660 or TUG 660E. These sensors slow or stop the conveyor belt loader when needed, keeping personnel safe and preventing costly damage to the front of all TUG 660 belt loaders.
Smart Sense collision avoidance technology features indicator lights – one on the conveyor and one on the back of the vehicle, that communicate the proximity of the belt loader to the aircraft. This visibility provided by the Smart Sense system makes it easier for ground handling crews to stay aware of the equipment. The controller and transmission of Smart Sense equipped vehicles are also enhanced for safety. The controller sends signals from the ultrasonic sensors to the transmission, where the vehicle shifts from ‘drive mode’ to ‘creep mode’ and if needed, comes to a full stop.
At Textron GSE our distinguished brands have a rich legacy of innovation, superior support and service, ensuring the world's airlines, freight carriers and airports are ready to exceed expectations. Textron GSE remains dedicated to elevating its standard of support that continues to keep the world moving.
Our ground support equipment product lines and service solutions include a full lineup of pushbacks, baggage tractors, belt loaders, deicers, air start units, and more. If you’re looking to purchase airline equipment, Textron GSE has what you need to keep your ground crew fully supported. Ground support airline crews trust Textron GSE to provide equipment that goes beyond expectations to make their jobs safer, simpler, and more efficient. Our global world-class manufacturing facilities produce high quality, reliable equipment you can trust. Then, we back it up with unmatched service to ensure your continued satisfaction with your equipment.
Interested in learning more about how Textron GSE’s belt loaders can improve your airline ground handling system? Reach out to us today with questions or for a quote to get started.