Waev Inc. opens orders for the all-new, fully electric, lithium-ion-powered Tiger tow tractors and Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot utility vehicles.
These trusted vehicles outperform internal combustion and other electric vehicles with significantly lower total cost of ownership, zero emissions, industry-first safety features and limited maintenance.
Tiger and Bigfoot Li-ion vehicles knock down barriers for ground support operations to make the switch to Li-ion by maintaining uncompromised range, towing and hauling and offering familiar user controls for operation.
With increased sustainability goals across airports and airlines, these new vehicles help ground support equipment (GSE) customers meet and exceed their goals, without ever sacrificing productivity.
“The future of the GSE market is electric. We are excited to introduce fully electric, Li-ion-powered solutions for Tiger tow tractors and Bigfoot utility vehicles. Electric makes sense – for the work, for safety and for the environment,” said Keith Simon, president and CEO of Waev Inc.
“It’s an area we’re passionate about and definitely see strong potential for growth. As airports and operators are prioritizing sustainability, carbon-neutral and net-zero solutions like never before, we are bringing high performance, trusted solutions that enable this.”
The all-new, fully electric, Tiger Li-ion lineup consists of two vehicle models – the Tiger 30/60 and the Tiger 30/60 XD.
- The Tiger 30/60 Li-Ion, the newest in the lineup, is manufactured with a 100 percent steel body-on-frame with bolt-on chassis components. This design offers capabilities, operations, and serviceability that’s familiar and proven in the GSE space, providing a seamless experience for operators looking to electrify their established fleets with next-gen tractors. This familiar design requires little to no specialized operator training and includes many common GSE parts, simplifying operations and maintenance.
- The Tiger 30/60 XD Li-Ion is manufactured with a 100 percent steel, unibody frame design. The integrated frame, counterweights, floorboard, front and rear bumpers, and cowling are welded together for added rigidity and durability in the harshest environments. Front and rear leaf spring suspensions provide a smoother ride and controlled handling over uneven pavement. The optimized pedal placement, additional legroom, spacious steering placement, 13” driver step-up and added room between operators is designed for riders of all sizes, minimizing fatigue. The XD model is best for operators looking to upgrade to a premium, heavy-duty frame, and fleet managers who want their users to have more control, easier ingress and egress, and more space to operate.
Both fully electric, Tiger Li-ion tow tractors are built on industry-proven chassis, with up to 60,000 lbs of towing capacity, and maintain Tiger’s simple, easy-to-use operational controls, hitch options, color choices and durability features.