Anatomy of a Better-Built Airplane
The Air Tractor you fly today comes equipped with everything we’ve learned during the past 40 years. The airframe design, the materials, the components, our employee-owners’ craftsmanship—they all have one purpose: to make your job safer, easier and more productive.
Mouse around to see the features and benefits built into every Air Tractor.
- Cockpit structure designed to withstand tremendous outside forces while remaining intact to protect the pilot.
- Low maintenance, all-metal sealed elevators with boost tabs provide light control forces, excellent maneuverability.
- A structurally efficient airframe with reduced drag – excellent maneuverability; shorter landing and loaded takeoff distances.
- Fuselage frame is welded of heavy-wall chrome-moly tubing, which is known for its higher strength over low-carbon steel.
- Wing design results in excellent spray deposition.
- Hopper is vacuum formed for extra strength and light weight, surrounded by a rugged tubular structure.
- Low frontal area fuselage and clean lines reduce parasite drag.
- Fuel lines and electrical components are routed on opposite sides of the fuselage to decrease chance of electrical short sparking a fire.
- Heavy-duty spring steel landing gear struts are simple and reliable.
- Hoerner wing tips increases rate of climb and speed when loaded, using less horsepower and torque.
- Long fuselage aft of wing increases stability on the ground and in the air.
- Roomy, air-conditioned cockpit with excellent visibility.