Clark 6 Aircraft - Tug
Clark 6 Aircraft - Tug
Clark 6 Aircraft - Tug
Clark 6 Aircraft - Tug
Clark 6 Aircraft - Tug


Length: 8 feet 4 inches
Width: 5 feet 5 inches
Powerplant: Inline water cooled 6 cylinder 230 ci
Horsepower: 63
Height: 4 feet 8 inches
Crew: 1
Weight: 4,700 lbs
Drawbar Pull: 4,000 lbs
Max Speed: 12 MPH
Fuel Capacity: 6 Gallons
Cost new in 1940: $1,000.00
Status Working Tug
Owner: Estrella Warbird Museum


Here's a great example of what happens when you take an old, decrepid aircraft tug and turn it over to the wonderful restoration crew at Estrella Warbird Museum.

Another contribution of the Clark Equipment Company during World War Two was the Clarktor-6 towing tractor or tug. Production of the Clarktor-6 began in 1942 and ended in 1966.

This tug has a sheet metal box attached to the running board on the left side of the tractor, which looks like a battery box. It also had 24 volt "headlights" front and rear, indicating that it might have had a 24 volt (two 12 volt) battery at some time, possibly to be used to start airplanes.

Between 1941 to 1945, CLARK produced almost 90 percent of the military requirements for fork lift trucks and tow tractors. It was once said during WWII that there was not an air field under Allied control that did not have a CLARK fork lift truck or tow tractor. By the end of the war, the widespread use of CLARK lift trucks by the Allied Forces and war-related industries made "CLARK" and "fork lift" almost synonymous.

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