Piper (wheel pants)
Piper wheel pants aircraft tug


Wheel Pants
Highest quality, TURN KEY TUG!

List Price: $1,899.95
Our Price: $1,699.95
Savings: $200.00

Price with Selected Options: $1,699.95

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

Piper Tow Plate:
[Add $53.00]. Provides additional 7/8" vertical clearance from fairing for tow pin locks.

Extra 20v Battery:
[Add $119.95]EXTRA Dewalt 20V battery

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

Dewalt 60V Power:
[Add $350.00]. Dewalt 60V Cordless Power System. Replaces Dewalt 20v power system. With tug purchase only.

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

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

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

[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 ships with a 20V Dewalt power system. If you want more power, the 60 Volt Dewalt power system must be purchased as an option.

This tug works on PA-28 and PA-32 fixed gear aircraft

Cherokee Six, Archer, Dakota, and 235 requires 60 Volt Dewalt power system found above in the "Product Options".

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 .

Piper Wheel Pants Tug on a Cherokee Six
Speedy Mover
Piper Wheel Pants
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: 25

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 MiniMax Tow Piper Archer December 5, 2023
Reviewer: James Quinn from Canton, MA United States  
1.  Product arrived sooner than expected.
2.  Online instruction video was helpful, but left a couple of questions.  The use of some close-ups on the video would be helpful.
3.  It was not especially clear whether I needed the Tow Plate.
4.  $200 savings from list price was helpful.
5.  I have only used it once and wheels spun a little while moving the plane over a very small rise going into the hangar.  
6.  It can be a little difficult to maneuver the tow up to the airplane.  The optional Speedy Mover would eleviate that issue.

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5 of 5 Great tug for Archer II with wheel pants April 14, 2023
Reviewer: Niely from SIOUX CITY, IA United States  
Have a small lip going into my hangar as well as a 3 degree or so incline of the slab going up to the door, making it a good workout to push the Archer in by hand, especially in the winter when things are cold and stiff.. Purchased the Minimax tug, for Piper with wheel pants, and it works very well. It’s a breeze to pull the plane out and push it back in. Got the 60V Dewalt drill kit. Plenty of power and easy to secure to plane and detach. I am very glad I pulled the trigger and bought this instead of pulling my back! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 works great January 30, 2023
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from KMRC  
after a few set up issues it works very well -- even over door tracks and up a 2 degree drainage grade. Really enjoying using it.

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5 of 5 Its the perfect little tug August 6, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Culver, IN United States  
When I started doing research on what tug to buy for my Cherokee 180, everyone kept telling me to look into the Minimax Tug because It’s the perfect little tug.  Well, I bought one.  Yes it’s little but it packs a big punch.  I’m completely satisfied with the product.  It does exactly what I need it to do.  It’s a really well thought out design coupled with high quality parts.  100 percent satisfied.

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5 of 5 minimax tug review March 1, 2022
Reviewer: steve johnson from 1B9  
i have two aircraft closely positioned in my hangar.  moving them breathtakingly close to each other by hand was scary.  my friend nearby has a minimax; so, i borrowed it for a few trials.  i became convinced.  purchased the "heavy duty" version and love it!  i can focus on the maneuvering without the strain of pushing or pulling the aircraft in the hanger.   worth the price in peace of mind as well as vastly improved capability .

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