Piper (wheel pants)
Piper wheel pants aircraft tug


Wheel Pants
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List Price: $1,649.95
Our Price: $1,579.95
Savings: $70.00

Price with Selected Options: $1,579.95

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 012PIPER(WP)

Piper Tow Plate:
[Add $43.00]. Provides additional 7/8" vertical clearance from fairing for tow pin locks.

20v Battery:
[Add $109.95]. Spare Dewalt 3mah 20v battery

28v Battery:
[Add $219.95]. EXTRA 28v Milwaukee battery.

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

Milwaukee 28v:
[Add $223.95]. Milwaukee 28v Cordless Power System. Replaces Dewalt 20v power system. With tug purchase only.

Speedy mover:
[Add $89.95]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

Snow tires:
[Add $99.95]. Replaces stock tires. With purchase of new tug only. For snow and hard turf.

[Add $74.95]. 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:

This tug ships with a 20V Dewalt power system. If you want more power, the Milwaukee 28V power system must be purchased as an option.

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 you are purchasing Wheel Weight Hubs you must click HERE to purchase 2 - 25 lb. cast iron weights.
The wheel weight hubs are only the hubs and do not come with the weights themselves. The weights ship for free from the vendor in the link.
NOTE: These are the ONLY weights which fit our weight hubs

Some tow plates are located very close to the nose gear fairing. Attach your hand tow bar to tow plate letting it rest atop the fairing. Viewing from the side, note if tow bar handle is above or below a visual level line from tow plate. If level or above, you must purchase the tow plate in the "Product Options" above for fairing clearance and optimal towing performance. If below level, it isn't necessary .

All steel, alloy construction
Trouble free design
Powder coated paint for durability
Simple Knock-Down design for easy transport
Three speed power unit (Dewalt only)
Automatic brake
Built-in rheostat
Built-in light (Dewalt only)
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: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Not satisfied...unacceptable performance July 23, 2021
Reviewer: Gerald Conrad from Waverly, NS Canada  
After using our tug 6 time, I am not pleased with how it works. The Piper Cherokee needs to be turned 90* to exit the hangar. This tug is not user friendly in turns. The tug has to be lifted 4-5 times to make a 90* turn.  With weights added to the wheels...it is very tiring & awkward. The tug also becomes detached from the aircraft when you lift it to make the turn. This is more work than when I use the manual tow bar. On a straight flat surface, the tug works OK. I would not recommend this tug. If I did not live so far away from you (in Canada)...I would dump it back on your door step. I am not a happy customer!!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Minor Issues, but Good Customer Support April 17, 2021
Reviewer: Greg Williams from Tehachapi, CA United States  
When I started assembly of the tug, one of the threaded holes in the transmission had bad threads.  I called for customer support and they were very apologetic and offered to reimburse me for the purchase of a thread tap.  The rest of the assembly went fine.  I’ve used it several times now and only have one concern; it’s difficult to turn the tug.  The tow bar is not articulated so when I try to turn, one wheel comes off the ground.  I have to pick it up, move it a little bit, pick it up again, move it a little bit, etc.  I highly recommend the accessory set of wheels that go on the back, these should really be standard on all units.  So, aside from the turning difficulties, I am very pleased with the product.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Keep on flying March 30, 2021
Reviewer: Piper Pilot from Bulverde, TX United States  
This is a great unit and I recommend to fellow senior pilots having difficulty getting the plane out of the hangar. Sure does solve a problem.
NOTE, the turn radius is not as tight as with the hand pull so you will need to struggle a little if the space is tight but still worth the price. The "$100 burger" is still in reach for us older pilots.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 January 1, 2021
Reviewer: Danny Butler from Lima, OH United States  
Product is top notch and do is customer service very pleased

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Works great even up a grade October 27, 2020
Reviewer: Mark Keller from Alexandria, KY United States  
I have a Cherokee 180, so not real heavy but I opted for the Milwaukee drill. The tug works really well, hooks up easily and pushes the airplane up the grade and over a 3/4 inch lip. My grade is easily 3%, maybe a little more and it has no problem. There is plenty of power.

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