DIY Bare Tug
Bare DIY Plane Tug


Bare Tug
Highest quality, Lowest price- Guaranteed!
List Price: $1,499.95
Our Price: $1,359.95
Savings: $140.00

Price with Selected Options: $1,359.95

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 050BARETUG

Extra 20v Battery:
[Add $119.95]EXTRA Dewalt 20V battery

Speedy mover:
[Add $109.95]Many customers say this is a MUST HAVE. Allows you to move your tug without using battery power. Also keeps the tug in an upright position when it is not in use. -- Click Here to see the Speedy Mover

Dewalt 60V Power:
[Add $350.00]. Dewalt 60V Cordless Power System. Replaces Dewalt 20v power system. With tug purchase only.

Extra 60V Battery:
[Add $219.95]. EXTRA 60V Dewalt battery.

48" Handle:
[Add $119.95]. 48" handle tube makes for easier towing and control. Ships separately and replaces the stock 30" handle tube. With purchase of new tug only.

Extended Warranty:
[Add $74.95]Provides an additional year of warranty. -- Click Here to View Warranty

Wheel Weight Hubs:
[Add $89.95]. Wheel weight hubs for installation of 2- 25 lb. cast iron weights. Weights NOT included.

Snow tires:
[Add $119.95]. Replaces stock tires. With purchase of new tug only. For snow and hard turf.

[Add $129.95]. One pair case hardened snow chains. Easy to install. Chains DO NOT fit snow tires.

Personalized N-Number Labeling:
[Add $34.95]Personalize your Minimax Tug with your N-Number on the handle tube. -- Click Here for photo

Enter N-Number:
Only enter if you are purchasing "Personalized N-number labeling".

Ships stock with 20v brushless, cordless power system.

For added power select the 60v Dewalt Power option
. Power option prices good at time of purchase only!

If you have a smooth concrete, or epoxy painted hangar floor, we recommend buying our Traction Tape or Wheel Weight Hubs option to prevent tire slippage.
If purchasing wheel weight hubs, click HERE to purchase 2-25lb. CAP cast iron weights.
NOTE: These are the ONLY weights which fit our weight hubs.
All steel, alloy construction
Trouble free design
Powder coated paint for durability
Simple Knock-Down design for easy transport
Maintenance-free oil bath gear box
Automatic brake
Built-in rheostat
3-speed transmission (Dewalt only)
Built-in light (Dewalt only)
Torque output 1150 inch lbs.
Made in the USA

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Tug Review April 23, 2020
Reviewer: Warren from Concord, NH United States  
After talking to Brandon I decided to try the complete tug. After only using a few times I think with a little "getting used to" I think it will serve my purpose very well. That being said Brandon was excellent to deal with on the phone  and the product seems to be well built.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Tug, Excellent Service September 26, 2019
Reviewer: John Becker from Eastsound, WA United States  
I have a Beech Sundowner and even though Minimax is not making the Sierra/Musketeer drive anymore, Brandon was able to fabricate a Custom Fork to fit on the Bare Tug that works great.
He needed exact measurements of the tow lugs (diameter, length, height off the floor and grip distance when the fork was closed). But once we had that, he had the new fork to me within 2 weeks.
I bolted it to the Bare Tug and away I went. It did slip a bit on the smooth concrete floor, but some friction tape fixed that. Once the plane is moving the tug has no trouble going over the 1" high door rails. And the 1.5% grade up to the taxiway is no problem at all. Me and my lower back are happy!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 New transmission May 22, 2017
Reviewer: Gabe C from Friendswood, TX  
Have wanted to let you know how happy I am with the new transmission.  It seems to have more torque and higher speed which  doesn't make sense but I will take it.  It doesn't strain at all getting the plane in the hangar.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Bare Tug, Awesome! March 7, 2016
Reviewer: Ken Kennedy from Lubbock,Texas  
Great product,beautiful workmanship.I choose the"bare tug" so I could customize it to my own special need for my plane.Works perfectly,Thanks again.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awesome! October 7, 2014
Reviewer: Charles Wiler from Bryce, Utah  
This company has got it all!  Customer service is second to none! If your a tinkerer like me, this is the way to go.

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