Cessna 172RG, 177RG, 182RG
Cessna 172RG 177RG 182RG aircraft tug


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List Price: $2,299.95
Our Price: $2,049.95
Savings: $250.00

Price with Selected Options: $2,049.95

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: C1727782RG

Remote EASYLock:
[Add $139.95]Remote EASYLock is our latest fork locking mechanism. It includes the handle extension and makes connecting the tug to the aircraft much easier than our base model. -- Click Here for detailed information

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

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

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

Handle Ext.:
[Add $49.95]. 24" handle extension extends the handle to the operators level and provides greater leverage securing forks onto aircraft while standing. It eliminates the need to bend over to connect the fork to the aircraft. DO NOT PURCHASE IF PURCHASING REMOTE EASYLock -- Click Here to see WITH and WITHOUT the Handle Extension

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

[Add $13.95]Spare T-Bolt clamp for handle receiver or drill handle tube.

[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".

This tug is a turn key operation and ships stock with a Dewalt 60V power system(Drill, battery, and charger).
Designed for maximum traction!

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.
These are the ONLY weights which fit our weight hubs.

Cessna 172RG, 177RG & 182RG Tug

Minimax’s Cessna 172RG, 177RG and 182RG tugs are portable Cessna aircraft tugs made specifically for moving those plane models in or around your hangar. These Cessna plane tugs use the power provided by a 60V Dewalt drill – the most powerful cordless hand drill on the market. A torque output of 1150 inch pounds and an oil bath worm gear drive for efficient power transfer allow this Cessna tug to move your plane safely (built-in brake) and almost effortlessly. Once you've used your electric Cessna tug you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

While everything needed to put this tug to work comes included in the package, a number of optional items may be added for increased versatility. These include a spare Dewalt 60 volt battery, a 300-watt voltage invertor for converting 220-volt power to 110-volt power (for our European and Asian customers) and a Speedy Mover that allows a manual means of moving your tug without electric power.

Fork locking mechanism action
All steel, alloy construction
Trouble free design
Powder coated paint for durability
Simple Knock-Down design for easy transport
Automatic brake
Built-in rheostat
Net weight 56 lbs (25.4 kgs)
Worm gear drive for efficient power transfer
Enclosed gear box
Torque output 1150 inch lbs.
Made in the USA

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 177RG Tug July 14, 2023
Reviewer: Patrick Cannon from Lewisville, TX United States  
Works great and is just perfect for our Cardinal. Tight tolerances on both wingtips, so need the ease of use.

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5 of 5 Great tug for the TR182 September 17, 2021
Reviewer: Richard Brown from East Falmouth, MA United States  
This was my second Minimax tug order.  My first one was for an RV-10.  It’s a great tug - for both airplanes.  The functionality and the design and manufacturing quality are all excellent.  One minor disappointment is that the axle rusted pretty quickly.  All the other components are either powder coated or painted.

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4 of 5 Good, reasonably priced but takes getting used to April 13, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Worthington, OH United States  
I purchased the tug for my Cardinal RG. The experience was great. The owner was very responsive in answering his phone and answering my questions and it arrived when promised.  Assembly was pretty easy.
It took some tweaks to get it to work.  It takes a bit of muscle to hook up to the nosewheel, and I had to play with the tightness of the bolts holding the arms to hit the spot where I can move the arms to engage the wheel, but they were tight enough not to fall back out.
Using it had a learning curve.  If you started at high power, you just spun the wheels.  If I started at low power and then sped the drill up as the plane started to roll, it worked well.  I have a lip between the driveway and my hangar floor, and I have to be sure to get a "running start" to make it over the lip. Applying friction tape to the epoxy enamel paint on the floor in front of the nosewheel prevented wheelspin.
On the whole it was a good value for the money and works well once you understand how to use it.

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5 of 5 Solid first impressions August 4, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
The ordering process went well. The mounting hardware bag was missing from the shipment and with one quick call was quickly shipped separately. Assembly took 30 minutes.  My impression from the marketing materials was that power for the slight incline into the hangar would be marginal but there is more than ample power to jockey and return the plane to the hangar with ease.  I did not initially order the easy mover and ordered it subsequently. I recommend it as nearly essential, not so much for moving the tow but certainly for easier attachment of the tow to the plane. My first impression on the pieces and parts is they are heavy duty and durable and all components are high quality. I am pleased with the choice and the purchasing process. There is a learning curve to attachment and steering but I expect that to be mastered fairly quickly.

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