Ground Support Equipment Tow-bars

Customers worldwide trust in the outstanding quality of our aircraft towing and pushback equipment. Our tow-bars perfectly fit the requirements from aircraft manufacturers. They will convince you with user-friendliness and short lead times, and are designed according to the applicable norms and standards.

The portfolio covers your whole aircraft fleet whether you have narrow-body, wide-body, business jets, regional jet aircraft or helicopters.

Flexible and user-friendly

Beside the standard tow-bars, we also offer a wide range of universal tow-bars, fly-away versions and also an interchangeable towhead concept for business and regional jet aircraft.

We attach great importance to user-friendliness: The free floating axle enables easy connection to the NLG. The maintenance-free hand pump with integrated spring and dead-man circuit guarantees high safety and outstanding accuracy.

We keep our service promise: As almost all common tow-bars and spare part kits are available in stock, you benefit from the shortest lead times.

Your benefits?

  • Safety, quality and durability “Made in Germany”
  • Designed to standards
  • Long service life
  • Ergonomic design
  • Wide range of options to satisfy your needs
  • Easy maneuvering due to an optimized undercarriage with integrated floating axle system
  • Tow-head design with integrated shear pins and retaining pin
  • At least 10 years of spare parts availability

Facts and Figures


560 t

push/pull for A380

more than

65 %

of our customers choose the standard tow-bar version

up to

15 %

of our customers choose the multi tow-bar version, designed for use with multiple aircraft

At least


years of spare parts availability



Our standard tow-bars are available for aircraft towing and pushback operations of civil or military aircraft. We design our tow-bars in accordance with the requirements from aircraft manufacturers and the applicable norms and standards.


The universal tow-bars are specially designed to suit multiple aircraft types. The universal tow-bar is fully equipped with multi-purpose tow-head, tow-eye and undercarriage.


The HYDRO TOWMULTI system allows you to handle all different types of business and regional aircraft by simply replacing the tow head. This modular concept provides maximum flexibility and simplifies equipment maintenance radically.


Our fly-away tow-bar has been specially designed for fly-away conditions. The fly-away tow-bar allows easier handling with maximum precision and offers a lightweight design.

„Our ground handling team at Dubai (DXB) airport currently has two HYDRO tow-bars (model TOWUNIV8S20SH1) in service since February 2019.

They have been performing very well thanks to their flexibility in service for aircraft ranging from A350 to B777/787.

We're very satisfied with the technical support and service we have received from HYDRO during and after the warranty period."

Robert Powell

Vice President - Technical Services dnata

„As a company, dnata are expanding throughout the UK, having opened new operations in Londwon Heathrow and Manchester airports. To support our customer airlines, HYDRO have become the preferred supplier for aircraft tow-bars. The reasons are simple; the package is excellent from customer services, quality of product, after sales support to delivery times. We consider HYDRO to be the world leader in design and safety aspects giving confidence for use in our operation. Tight schedules have not been a problem as HYDRO have been working in partnership to help us achieve them."

John Edmunds

Business Manager at dnata

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