Our products have a proven track record of performance and we provide a Five Year Limited Warranty to the original purchaser with every item manufactured by us. Product not manufactured by us is covered under the respective suppliers warranty policy. Please read our performance checklist below to be sure our product is suitable for your particular needs before purchasing.

PERFORMANCE CHECK-LIST

If moving your aircraft has become difficult and will weigh in on your decision to take a flight, it is probably time to consider purchasing an aircraft tug. There are several factors to consider in your decision making to help ensure you purchase the proper tug with the right power source. As pilots, we can all agree that you can never have too much power when you really need it.

Minimax Aircraft Tugs are highly engineered and designed to be affordable, light-weight, portable, and capable of towing aircraft to 4,000 lbs. gross weight. With this said, there are some considerations which should be understood before purchasing. Namely, what is the slope into your hangar and what type door track or curb do you have to cross to hangar your plane.

Slope is calculated as a percentage of rise and run with 45˚ being 100%. (i.e. 3” rise in 10’ run = 2.5%)



To understand slope (gradient) consider for every 1% gradient the energy required to move an object up-slope will increase by 15%. This means at 1% gradient your plane is now 15% harder to roll. At maximum 2.5% gradient it is 37.5% harder to roll. Our tugs will move your plane and negotiate a maximum 2.5% gradient. Any gradient over this is enough for your plane to roll under its own weight. 6% gradient is the generally accepted maximum allowed in mountainous road construction.

Door tracks or thresholds are typically the most problematic area of moving ones aircraft, but are relatively simple to overcome. If you have a 1” high curb or track, a ramp 40” long x 1” high will create a gradient of 2.5%. For every 1/4" of obstacle height the ramp must be at least 10” long. We have found that most Cabinet Shops will come to your hangar to take measurements and estimate making the ramps (2-pcs. tapered hardwood 8” wide) for each aircraft main wheel. The aircraft nose wheel typically does not require a ramp.

In our experience low aircraft tire pressure is the number one reason for poor towing performance!

We encourage you to call us (812) 455-6984, M-F 9-4 CST or EMAIL us if you need help determining if our product will meet your needs. As with any product from a toothpick to an airplane, there are design limitations. We are happy to assist and of course want satisfied customers, but only you can determine if our product will perform as we must rely on your input as to your ramp and hangar towing conditions. We guarantee our product will perform within design specifications. If you wish to return a product you must request a Return Authorization number (RA) prior to returning. Product returned without a number will be returned to sender. We do not accept returns after 60 days. Product must be returned and in our possession not more than 60 days from purchase date to receive a refund. You are responsible for return shipping costs and insurance. You may be assessed a re-conditioning fee to return used and assembled product to salable condition. Product returned with missing, damaged or abused parts will be assessed replacement parts cost in addition to re-conditioning fee.