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Bliss Fox GSE offers airports quality push back and tow tractors

Supplier: NEPEAN
21 April, 2009

After 40 years of supplying world class aircraft push back and tow tractors, Bliss-Fox GSE claims it offers the complete package in aircraft tow tractors, from design and manufacturing to sales and maintenance.

Bliss-Fox GSE is a specialist division of the Australian-owned and highly regarded Nepean Group. This is a company with a long history of engineering excellence.

Nathan Moulds, International Business Development Manager for Bliss-Fox, proclaims that due to the “wide product range offering, excellent service support and value for money equipment provided by the company”, Bliss-Fox is rapidly gaining wider international recognition and acclaim for its aircraft pushback and tow tractors that combine quality, reliability and innovative design.

The primary product lines of Bliss-Fox consist of world-class pushback and tow tractors for the international aviation and military markets.

Significant investment in research and development has ensured that Bliss-Fox products always remain at the cutting edge of the field. Many international airlines, airports and ground  handling companies already depend on the Bliss-Fox team for their aircraft towing  and new equipment needs.

In addition, Bliss-Fox's expanded operations include dedicated teams servicing clients' operations with on-the-ground support in overseas locations.

With the support and combined resources of the Nepean Group, Bliss-Fox GSE will continue to expand internationally and further develop its already impressive product range.

Bliss-Fox recommend regular equipment performance reviews on-site to ensure your equipment continues to provide you with the cost savings and overall satisfaction expected of a Bliss-Fox tractor.

Here are some examples of what its models can do:


The flagship Bliss-Fox F1-500 tractor can move the world's heaviest aircraft. This tractor is designed for both pushback and extended towing of aircrafts up to 592 tonnes MTOW (A380-800F).

Some of its features include:


  • A drop-in ballast on the F1-500, which easily transforms the tractor from a standard 54 tonnes for A340 & B747 up to 70 tonnes for A380-800F, with no obstruction to the operator's line-of-sight.
  • It is easy to drive
  • Has an ergonomic design
  • Has a full width enclosed cabin
  • Includes an extensive range of options catering to customers requirements.
With power to spare, the F1-500 will effortlessly perform pushback and towing on the B747 & A380 Aircraft with up to 450 kW (600 hp) of engine power and 2500 Nm (1850 Ft/lbs) of torque; the highest in its class.

It is a modernised style tractor featuring an integral perimeter frame chassis with lift-off covers for easy access.

The Bliss-Fox F1-300 is designed in Australia for both pushback and extended towing of aircrafts up to 440 tonnes MTOW (B747-8). It includes:

  • A drop in ballast on the F1-300, which easily transforms the tractor from a standard 27 tonnes to 45 tonnes
  • No obstruction to the operators line-of-sight
  • It is easy to drive
  • Has an ergonomic design
  • Has a full width enclosed cabin
  • Includes an extensive range of options catering to customer requirements
With power to spare, the F1-300 will effortlessly perform pushback and towing with up to 330kW (443 hp) of power and 1875 Nm (1383 Ft/lbs) of torque. It also has an exclusive integral perimeter frame chassis with lift-off covers for easy access.

The Bliss-Fox F1-80 tractor is designed in Australia for both pushback and extended towing of aircrafts up to 85 tonnes MTOW (B737-900ER).

This tractor was designed with the popular short-haul aircraft in mind. With power to spare, the F1-80 features a 93kW (125) power diesel engine with 490 Nm (361 Ft/lbs) of torque.

This modern styled, unique tractor is available as a standard nine tonne base model with options for a cabin, air-conditioning and a hydraulically actuated tow-hitch.