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Wheel Pants
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List Price: $1,649.95
Our Price: $1,629.95
Savings: $20.00

Price with Selected Options: $1,629.95

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 $119.95]. 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.

Chains:
[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

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DESCRIPTION ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
 
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


NOTE:
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 .


Features
Powerful
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: 19
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3 of 5 use of tug September 24, 2021
Reviewer: Arthur Schelter from Troutdale, OR United States  
I'd pay to be able to turn the nose wheel easier!!!

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5 of 5 Minimax Piper Wheel Pants Tug September 1, 2021
Reviewer: David Reynolds from Logansville, GA United States  
Very happy with the tug. The only issues I had was in the assembly - hard to get the link between the drill and transmission properly seated because the foam centering plug wasn’t centered - mage a cardboard piece. And the video instruction wasn’t for the Piper tug - mounted the bracket backwards the first time.
It works really well and was very cost efficient.

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5 of 5 August 20, 2021
Reviewer: Jon Wulff from Eaton Rapids, MI United States  
So far so good. Order processed fast. Utube assembly video helpful.

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4 of 5 The little tug that can! August 17, 2021
Reviewer: SUZANNE C. from United States  
Following some minor assembly, and after delayed receipt of the red locking knob, I was in business.  I highly recommend adding the MiniMax Tow-Plate for better clearance, but most importantly, a better fit with the tug hook and retaining rods.  For some reason, my stock tow-plate was a bit too thick for the MiniMax.

Occationally, I have to add some downward pressure on the power-drill + handle to get past a stubborn spot.  Works best in slow mode, with better torque and gripping action.  

The convenience is unparalleled, not having to fight with a gas-powered tug (the pull starts), and associated maintenance + gas.

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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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