Motrec

The #1 workhorse of automakers.

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.

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.

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.

Specifications

24V Narrow36V36V HD36V SD
Powertrain
Motor 6 hp shunt motor 10 hp shunt motor Brushless AC motor, 7.5 HP Intermittent, 10 HP Max Brushless AC motor, 7.5 HP Intermittent, 10 HP Max
Drive Axle Differential with automotive ring gear Helical gear differential Helical gear differential Helical gear differential
Transmission Dual V-belt drive Direct drive Direct drive Direct drive
Controller SEPEX Electronic speed controller SEPEX Electronic speed controller AC Electronic speed controller AC Electronic speed controller
Energy
Voltage 24V 36V 36V 36V
Battery Four 6V-232AH batteries No battery included No battery included No battery included
Charger High-Frequency Charger, improves battery performance, prevents current surge, 50/60HZ, 110/220VAC No charger included No charger included No charger included
Chassis
Body 14-G diamond-plate steel body, tubular frame 14-G diamond-plate steel body, tubular frame All-steel unibody construction All-steel unibody construction
Suspension Coil springs & shock absorbers (front and rear) Coil springs & shock absorbers (front and rear) Dual coil springs & shock absorbers front and Dual leaf springs on rear Dual coil springs & shock absorbers front and Dual leaf springs on rear
Brakes Dual self-adjusting mechanical drum brakes on rear, hand lever parking brake Rear hydraulic drum brakes, hand lever parking brake Rear hydraulic drum brakes Rear hydraulic drum brakes
Wheels 4.8x8 LRC pneumatic tires 4.8x8 LRC pneumatic tires 4.8x8 LRC pneumatic tires 4.8x8 LRC pneumatic tires
Steering Handlebar Handlebar or Automotive steering wheel Handlebar or Automotive steering wheel Handlebar or Automotive steering wheel
Seats Bucket seat on slide adjusters Bucket seat on slide adjusters Bucket seat on slide adjusters Bucket seat on slide adjusters
Equipment
Lights LED headlight, brake & tail LED headlight, brakes & tail LED headlight, brakes & tail LED headlight, brakes & tails
Indicators Battery status indicator Battery status indicator Multifunction 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.
Accessories Bolt-on bumpers and rear wheel guards, 24V accessories to equalize cells and extend battery life 36V/12V converter for 12-volt accessories, bolt-on bumpers and rear wheel guards 36V/12V converter for 12-volt accessories, bolt-on front bumper 36V/12V converter for 12-volt accessories, bolt-on front bumper
Safety Reverse alarm, deadman seat switch, horn Reverse alarm, deadman seat switch, horn Reverse alarm, deadman seat switch, horn Reverse alarm, deadman seat switch, horn

Dimensions

24V Narrow36V36V HD36V SD
Vehicle
Weight 800 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 1,200 lbs.
Height 40" 41" 41" 41"
Length 78" 81" 79" 79"
Width 30" 39" 38" 38"
Wheel Base 50" 52" 52" 52"
Deck
Deck Height 25" 26" 25" 25"
Deck Length 20" 21" 21" 21"
Deck Width 30" 39" 38" 38"
Battery
Battery Weight
Battery Height 17.50" 17.50" 17.50"
Battery Length 35.20" 35.20" 35.20"
Battery Width 16.30" 16.30" 16.50"

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