Piper (wheel pants)
Piper wheel pants aircraft tug


Wheel Pants
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List Price: $1,559.95
Our Price: $1,499.95
Savings: $60.00

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

Piper Tow Plate:
[Add $48.00]. Provides additional 7/8" vertical clearance from fairing for tow pin locks.

20v Battery:
[Add $79.95]. Spare Dewalt 3mah 20v battery

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

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

[Add $8.95]. Spare T-Bolt clamp for handle receiver or drill handle tube.

Speedy mover:
[Add $79.95]. Provides a manual method of transporting tug without using battery.

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

Snow tires:
[Add $79.95]. 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.

Traction tape:
[Add $28.00]. For gaining initial traction on smooth concrete or epoxy painted floors.

300 watt Voltage Inverter:
[Add $54.95]. For use in converting 220v to 120v power and vice-versa.

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: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Best tug for a Piper May 8, 2020
Reviewer: Gary Schenk from Chino, CA United States  
This Minimax tug is by far the best one available for piper's with wheel pants.  My Cherokee 6 is not a light place and this tug provides all of the power and versatility you will need.  In fact, a friend of mine purchased a competitor's $4,000 tug for his Piper Cherokee 6 and was very disappointed with its performance and handling. After I discussed the ease of the Minimax, he purchased one and couldn't believe how much better it was than his previously purchased one.  But the way, he is returning the competitors tug, since he is so impressed with this one.
This is a must buy for anyone looking for a reasonably priced tug with unbelievable performance and ease of use.

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5 of 5 Great December 22, 2017
Reviewer: Danielle from NC, United States  
Very well made. Everything I could ask for. Great shipping.

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5 of 5 That Was Easy!! June 21, 2015
Reviewer: Chris Hayden from Cape Elizabeth, Maine  
Pipers are a pain to move with the supplied tow bar. I have a slight uphill slope and a tight fit which has required two people to put my plane back in the hangar. Now with my Minimax, I can do it alone and with ease. It is an amazing little machine.

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5 of 5 Very good tug, affordable, great customer service October 28, 2014
Reviewer: Chris DeYoung from Tucson, AZ United States  
I'm very happy with this tug, and recommend it without reservation. My Cherokee-235 holds 84 gallons of fuel, and when it's full it's heavy enough to make pushing it up the slight incline into my hangar by myself a bit dicey, and this tug is a perfect and affordable solution (and it works every bit as well as I hoped). The other tug I was looking at cost twice as much and was twice as heavy.

One cautionary note - DO NOT let the tires get low. If you do the tire will slip on the rim when under load, damaging the valve stem and causing the tire to go completely flat and stay that way. To be fair, the instructions do say very clearly it is important to keep the tire pressure up, so this was entirely my own fault. Customer service was excellent throughout while getting it fixed. They even sent me an extra set of bolts in case I hadn't kept track of the originals (I had, but it's a nice touch).

All in all, I can recommend both the product and the company without reservation.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Easy to Assemble and Operate July 8, 2013
Reviewer: Howard Williams from Cypress, TX United States  
The product comes in two boxes and takes about 30-45 minutes to assemble.  I purchased the corded drill version and it tows my Archer in and out of the hanger, which has a 6" incline, with ease.  Don't forget the bolt on the bottom shaft just below the clamp.  This prevents the drill from torqueing the drill and shaft.  Great product and great customer service.

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