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

Price with Selected Options: $1,499.95

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.

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 $79.95]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 $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.

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: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10

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5 of 5 September 18, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
This tug is amazing! There is a considerable slope to the concrete apron in front of our hanger and this proved to be quite challenging when it came time to push the plane (Cherokee 140) back into the hanger. This tug makes the sometimes difficult  process effortless. The power is more than enough to move the plane and even stop on the slope to double check the clearances near the hanger door and other aircraft in the hanger as well. When our tug arrived, the small adjustment knob was broken. I emailed the company and they immediately sent out a new knob.  Their customer service is top notch! We just can’t praise this product enough!

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4 of 5 Product Review September 11, 2020
Reviewer: Timothy Farrell from Elkhart, IN United States  
Does pretty good except where there is gradient on the surface.

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5 of 5 Product & Service August 21, 2020
Reviewer: Gary Cook from Ontario, CA United States  
They produce a really great product that works well, their service is simply great its highly helpful prompt

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5 of 5 Great Hand Tug! July 26, 2020
Reviewer: Neil Browning from Tehachapi, CA United States  
After a recent sports injury I bought this tug mainly to get my airplane back in the hangar. I have a slight incline going in and very close tolerances with the wings and the hangar doors.
This tug is awesome! I did purchase the Milwaukee upgrade from the start so can’t say what the standard option would do but this tug has no problem getting up the slight incline, control speed is perfect as well, I like to go real slow as the wings pass the hangar doors and this tug does that. Real happy with customer support as well, they are very quick to answer any questions.

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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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