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Hobart Ground Power Unit

Hobart was the first manufacturer of Aircraft Ground Power equipment in the domestic United States in 1946.

Now a legacy brand of ITW GSE.

Legacy Brand

History of the Hobart Ground Power

Since 1946, Hobart continually developed new products to meet the ever-changing requirements of the Aerospace industry.

The Hobart ground power units were designed to provide AC or DC power with the latest in Engine Drive and Solid State technology; suitable for aircraft platforms in the commercial, general, business and military markets.

In 1996, ITW acquired Hobart Ground Power.

In 2012, the production from Troy, Ohio was relocated to Palmetto, Florida, in the ITW owned facility of Trilectron/Air-a-plane and ITW Military GSE. The redesign in assembly lines, increased productivity and consequently the ITW Military GSE customers could be served with standard GPUs from the Hobart brand.

Old Hobart GPU

Looking for a new unit?

Check out the ITW GSE Ground Power Units and the ITW GSE Pre-Conditioned Air units.

Youtube playlist of Hobart videos

We have gathered a little collection of Hobart videos for you on our ITW GSE Youtube channel - please enjoy!

A walk down memory lane

Being in the aviation industry, we love to travel and therefore, we please welcome you on a journey back in time.

The journey brings you a legacy Hobart instruction manual, an old Janes Airport Review article and some old photos.

mobile hobart GPU
itw gse's legacy brand hobart
Mobile Hobart ground power unit in front of Delta aircraft.
hobart gpu in the snow
Mobile Hobart ground power unit towed by tractor on icy apron.
Hobart Self Propellel, located in Perth, Australia.
Old Hobart supplying TWA.

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