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Year after year, the Thrush 510P sets the standard for low maintenance, great handling, and the highest performance in its class. That’s not surprising since the Pratt & Whitney-powered 510P has continually evolved to take advantage of the latest technologies available. From MVP engine monitoring to advanced wire strike protection, the 510P is designed and built to work as hard as you do—and, like every Thrush, deliver the level of productivity, security, and value you’ve come to expect from the most innovative aircraft manufacturer in the business.

• Length 32 feet 4 inches 9.85 meters
• Height 9 feet 4 inches 2.84 meters
• Wing Span 47 feet 6 inches 14.47 meters
• Wing Area 365 square feet 33.90 square meters
• Tread Width 9 feet 2.74 meters
• Fuel Capacity 228 gallons 863 liters
• Empty Weight 4,900 pounds 2,223 kilograms
• Typical Operating Weight 10,500 pounds 4,763 kilograms
• Hopper Capacity (Dry) 66 cubic feet 1.87 cu. meters
• Hopper Capacity
(Liquid spray system)
510 gallons 1930 liters
• Working Speeds 90-150 mph 145-241 kph
• Stall Speed as Usually Landed 57 mph 92 kph
• Never Exceed Speed 159 mph 256 kph
• Sea Level Rate of Climb at 6,000 lbs 1,075 fpm 327.7 mpm
• Sea Level Rate of Climb at 10,500 lbs 666 fpm 203 mpm
• Take-Off Distance at 10,500 lbs 1,650 feet 503 meters
• Landing Distance as Usually Landed 600 feet 182.8 meters
• Landing Distance as Usually Landed
400 feet 121.9 meters
• Fuel Consumption 45-60 gph 170-227 lph
• Cruising Speed at 55% Power 150 mph 241 kph
• Ferry Range at 45% power a
135 mph at 7,500 feet
770 miles 1,238 kilometers

Note: Performance figures calculated for Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG. Option of Garrett or Pratt & Whitney Power Plant. Ag specs are preliminary and subject to change.
  • Unmatched stability and control
  • 365 square feet of wing area
  • Wire strike protection is standard
  • MVP-50 glass panel cockpit display
  • Powder-coated airframe
  • 29,000 hour wing spar life
  • Rugged 18ft long stainless steel belly skins
  • Chromate chemical conversion on each aluminum part
  • Stress relieves all stress steel parts including engine mount, wing attach tubes and landing attach point
  • Stainless steel cam locks, studs and grommets
  • Premium purchases parts
  • A warranty you can take to the bank: One year on all Thrush manufactured parts

Our standard model 510P is equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG (750 SHP) turboprop engine; three blade 106-inch constant-speed Hartzell propeller; 510-gallon fiberglass hopper; 250-amp starter/generator, spray system with 41-inch stainless steel gatebox for dry applications (seeding and fertilizer) and emergency liquid dump capabilities; MVP-50T glass panel display; PPG paint; two-inch stainless steel spray system; five-blade Weath-Aero cockpit adjustable fan; three-inch side loader; streamlined aluminum booms; wingtip navigation and strobe lights; 228-gallon fuel system, windshield wiper and washer, outside air temperature gauge; Hooker Harnesses; 29-inch-high flotation tires and wheels with dual caliper Cleveland brakes; and Zee air conditioner and cabin heat.

  • The Thrush 510P is available with the following optional airframe equipment installed at the factory: Dual cockpit, dual control instrument panel with observer’s seat, an observer’s seat, vortex generators, bubble windows, fire extinguisher, single-point refueling, and a ferry fuel system.

  • The following dispersal equipment are also available as options: Smoker, stainless steel spreader, Transland hydraulic fire gatebox, electric fan brake 111F, hopper rinse system, stainless steel booms, hopper level indicator, and CP nozzles.

  • And, every 510P has the following optional instruments, electrical, and avionics installations available as well: Left and right wing landing lights, night working light, leading edge light, clock, map light, turn & bank indicator, vertical speed indicator, directional gyro, artificial horizon, laser altimeter, transponder with blind encoder, high frequency radio, and emergency locator transmitter. Also available are Garmin GPS/VHF/650 Comm, and Garmin Nav/Comm radios.

Thrush Aircraft 510P

The Facts

Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34AG

Hopper capacity Liquid
510 Gallons (1,930 liters) Dry: 66 cu ft (1.87 cu meters)

Typical operating weight
10,500 lbs (4,763 kg)

Takeoff distance at 10,500 lbs
1,530 feet (466 m)

Landing distance w/reverse
400 ft (122 m)

Cruising speed at 55% power
150 mph (241 kph)