Charlatte of America

Bluefield, VA 24605


About Charlatte of America


PO Box 968
600 Mountain Lane
Bluefield, VA 24605

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Charlatte America Pnv 10811583

Charlatte America is the industry leader in electric Ground Support Equipment. Our European location opened in 1984 and expanded to Bluefield, VA in 1993 to support its business in The Americas.  While Charlatte has sold more than 20,000 electric tractors, tuggers and belt loaders, the company is quickly becoming a player in the internal combustion arena.  Gasoline and diesel engine packages are available and hundreds have been deployed in the last couple of years.  Charlatte has had the financial backing of its parent since 1999, The Fayat Group, which enjoys annual revenues of $ 4.5B. Charlatte is also fortunate to be a subsidiary alongside such as Bomag, Dynapac and Terex to name just a few.

The company also specializes in the refurbishment of older GSE (whether it be a Charlatte make & model or not).  The facility in VA is 75,000 square feet and continues to expand due to this market segment.

Demo units as well as used GSE are also available for purchase.  Please visit our website for more information and product brochures –

>Thank you for Considering Charlatte for your GSE needs!

Products and Press Releases

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Green / Alternative Energy GSE

CPB35E - Electric Pushback Tractor

May 18, 2023
The CPB35E is designed to be an affordable 80V AC electric-powered pushback tractor. The unit offers the advantages of electric power for pushout operations including quiet ramp...
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Green / Alternative Energy GSE

TE.208 Baggage/Tow Tractor

Nov. 10, 2014
The TE.208 baggage/tow tractor is a battery-powered, four-wheel towing vehicle with enough power to provide a superior alternative to a full-size baggage tractor for those operations...
The next phase for the project involves delivery of 15 Plug Power GSE fuel cells to be deployed by the fourth quarter of this year.
Green / Alternative Energy GSE

Fuel Cells Move One Step Closer To Powering GSE

June 30, 2014
The Plug Power GSE fuel cell prototype was publicly demonstrated for the first time, in a Charlatte cargo tractor pulling 40,000 pounds of weight, spread evenly over four dollies...
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Belt Loaders & Conveyors


Aug. 20, 2013
AC powered 80V full-size electric belt loader with 25 foot conveyor. Direct Drive belt system with flush-mounted weather-proof controls. Majority of components compatible with...
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Green / Alternative Energy GSE

CT5 Baggage Tractor

Oct. 22, 2012
The CT5 comes with a choice of two gas engines - either a Ford four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine or a four-cylinder Kubota. It also is available with a Kubota diesel engine. A Paillard...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

Heavy-duty Tow Tractor

Sept. 17, 2012
This Charlatte tractor tows more than 20 tons. Charlatte has units in stock to help you meet upcoming environmental regulations.
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CL-DC3 Regional Catering Truck

Sept. 15, 2008
The CL-DC3 Regional Catering Truck is available from Charlatte of America, Inc. The vehicle utilizes a GSE Grade Charlatte DC3 chassis, and features aluminium lined and insulated...
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CBL150E Beltloader

July 1, 2008
Designed to be the "universal" beltloader, this unit's size and design make it the perfect unit for regional and narrowbody operations. This unit comes standard with a 20' conveyor...
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The TE208 Regional Tow Tractor

July 1, 2008
Surprisingly powerful electric tow tractor is the perfect alternative for operations where a larger bag tractor is not needed. Its compact size, excellent visibility, and 4-wheel...
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CBL2000 Beltloader

July 1, 2008
Full size beltloader capable of servicing all types of aircraft with door sill heights ranging from 30" up to 172". Unit is available in either AC electric, gasoline, LPG or diesel...

Articles & News

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Green / Alternative Energy GSE

Advancements In Green GSE

Sept. 24, 2014
Nothing news in GSE? We beg to differ. Here are a few new developments that promise to take the industry down a greener path.
Elite Line Services
Getting ahead of the problem by offering top-notch parts and technical support, dedicated maintenance assistance and technical training ensures that a manufacturer's logo is seen rolling down the flight line of the world's airports for years to come.
Maintenance Providers

Specialty Training For GSE Maintenance Professionals

March 19, 2014
The best part is, many of these courses are low cost or free of charge at the manufacturer's offices. Here are but a few of the companies offering courses to further your 'A' ...
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Airports & Municipalities

Powering Aviation From The Ground Up

Feb. 28, 2014
Two-day conference and exhibition brings the ‘aviation pros’ to the Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, March 25-26
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Bill Biermann, this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner, started his career in 1951 and has managed to 'retire' not once, but twice and earned the chance to retire a third time.

Bill Biermann: Lifetime Achievement Winner

June 26, 2013
Electric GSE Pioneer Bill Biermann talks about setting the first SAE standards for e-GSE, proving its value while at Eastern Lines and growing the market while at Charlatte.
Rob Lamb, vice president of sales and marketing for Charlatte of America introduced his long-time colleague, Bill Biermann, our Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Ground Support Worldwide Recognizes Ground Support Leaders of the Year

March 19, 2013
Magazine recognizes product leader, team leader and lifetime achievement
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Chatlatte's new CT5 will come with a choice of two types of gasoline engine - Ford or Zenith Power Products - or a Deutz diesel engine.
Green / Alternative Energy GSE

Charlatte Of America Unplugged

Oct. 29, 2012
The company's newest vehicle will come with a decidedly different feature - a fuel tank.


Rob Lamb

V.P. Sales & Marketing

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T-137 Baggage Tractor 2

July 1, 2008
Battery powered baggage tractor utilizes Charlatte's proven drive axle with a 40 hp AC motor. Also features a heavy duty steer axle and heat dissipating battery compartment. The...
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CLT200E Electric Lav Truck

July 1, 2008
Affordable 80V battery powered electric lav truck with a low-profile design perfect for regional jet and narrow-body applications. Features a 200 gallon waste tank and a 100 gallon...
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CPB35E Pushback Tractor

July 1, 2008
Battery powered electric pushback suitable for pushout operations on aircraft ranging from 737s to 757s. GVW is 35,000 lbs. with 28,000 lbs. drawbar pull powered by two 35 hp ...
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Baggage Handling Equipment & Accessories

Electric Ramp Vehicles

Oct. 16, 2007
Charlatte is the leading manufacturer of battery powered electric airport ramp vehicles throughout Europe and the United States. Products include a wide range of baggage tractors...
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Belt Loaders & Conveyors

CBL100E Beltloader

June 22, 2007
Designed primarily to service the commuter and regional operations. Size and mobility allow servicing of several aircraft parked in a confined area and helps keep tractors and...
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Belt Loaders & Conveyors

Belt Loader

June 22, 2007
Charlatte's Model CBL 100E Belt Loader is designed to service commuter aircraft and offers: Electric drive 48VDC with onboard charging system30-ft. extension reel to charge unit...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

T-137 Baggage Tractor

June 22, 2007
Battery powered AC tractor designed to tow baggage, freight, mail, carts/cargo dollies and utilizes Charlatte's proven drive axle with a 40 hp AC motor. Also features a heavy ...
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Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

TE208 Regional Tow Tractor

June 22, 2007
Surprisingly powerful battery powered tow tractor provides the perfect alternative for regional baggage operations where a larger baggage tractor is simply not needed. Its compact...
Pushbacks, Tractors & Utility Vehicles

CBT350 Tow Tractor

June 22, 2007
Charlatte America's CBT350 AC Tow Tractor is a self-propelled, battery-powered, GSE tow vehicle ruggedly designed to withstand the harsh elements of today's airline ramp environment...