"The Boss" Tail Dragger
The Boss tail dragger tug


Tail Dragger Tug
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List Price: $2,099.95
Our Price: $1,999.95
Savings: $100.00

Price with Selected Options: $1,999.95

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 028BOSS

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

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

Extra 60V Battery:
[Add $219.95]. EXTRA 60V Dewalt battery.

Dewalt 60V Power:
[Add $279.95]. Dewalt 60V Cordless Power System. Replaces Dewalt 20v power system. With tug purchase only.

Snow tires:
[Add $99.95]. 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

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Tail Dragger Tug

This tug ships with a 20V Dewalt power system. If you want more power, the Dewalt 60V 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

"The Boss" Taildragger Tug
Cessna 170, 180, 185 require the Dewalt 60V cordless power system.
For use on hard surface only.

All steel, alloy construction
Trouble free design
Powder coated paint for durability
Simple Knock-Down design for easy transport
Three transmission speeds (DeWalt 20V only)
Automatic brake
Built-in rheostat
Built-in light (DeWalt only)
Net weight 87 lbs (39.46 kg)
Worm gear drive for efficient power transfer
Maintenance-free oil bath gear box
Torque output 1150 inch lbs.
Made in the USA

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 14

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Works great September 27, 2022
Reviewer: Brian Andersen from South Jordan, UT United States  
This tug works as advertised. Going up or down small inclines with small bumps are no problem. My airplane has a very low tail and the original tug wouldn't fit under it. The company was very responsive and sent me a new part. It works great now.

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4 of 5 Minimax tug - RV-8 August 31, 2022
Reviewer: Galen Killam from Appleton, WI United States  
Outside of some communication issues about pick up at EAA, I was able to get the tug sent to my house in a few days.  However, in the essence of speed of shipping, the charger for the battery was not included in the original shipment.  It was sent a few days later.  The tail wheel plate on the tug was bent up in the corner when I got it, rather than ask for a replacement, I just bent it back.  It has a slight blemish that will wear away over time.  Quality control on shipping could be improved for sure.  Since the tug has been in service, it has worked well, no further complaints.  Beyond the initial issues, I would recommend this tug for RV tail draggers.

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1 of 5 Totally Unsuitable for Baby Bush wheels April 27, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Madison, AL United States  
Sales department said this product would work with a Baby Bush Wheel (BW) tail wheel.  Issues: The front plate that the tail wheel rests on is 4.5 inches; the lower right corner is intentionally bent up to help prevent the wheel from sliding off. This causes the tail wheel to rest on the bent portion which, by the way is sharp. This bent portion strikes the tail wheel dead in the middle which would potentially end up puncturing it. Had a welder modify the "shelf". Then had to order the hub adaptors and 25lb plates as I could not get traction on my hangar floor which is not polished or painted.  Also, make sure your hangar does not have lip or raised edge at the door. My bifold entrance has a 3/8 inch raised edge. The Boss will not pass over it unless I put my weight on it in addition to holding pedal down at the same time. With the modification, hub adaptors, and weights, the cost was close enough that a Best Tug Alpha model would have a better option ... with none of the problems.<br>
MINIMAX TEAM- Randy, per our email on 3-7-22 we told you, "We can make the adjustment if you want to send the lifting arm back to us".  We are more than willing to work with you on this.  We pride ourselves on customer service and apologize that you had this work performed by someone else with no further communication with us.

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5 of 5 The boss January 26, 2022
Reviewer: Mark Peebles from Mount Dora , FL United States  
Order went well and received the boss in 2-3 weeks.
Had little trouble as I slid the wheels on all the way and of course the axle was way too long.took a few minutes and then looked ahead and saw the bolt went then it made sense.
Still having some trouble placing the cradle on the Tailwheel.
The drill and handle tend to move down when I need to apply pressure for traction. Am afraid to keep tightening the collar.
Overall it works as advertised for my biplane

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5 of 5 Boss Tug June 25, 2021
Reviewer: Kent Williams from Port Alsworth, Alaska, United States  
the assembly was fast and easy, and they shipped it to me ahead of schedule so that it could get a free ride to Alaska.  it even works well in the gravel in front of my hangar that has a fairly strong slope.  it helped greatly to let a little air out of the tires!

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