Van's RV6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 12
Vans portable aircraft tug


RV6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 12
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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: 037VANSRV

Tow Pins:
[Add $24.95]. 1/2" X 1" Tow Pins. Highly recommended to lock tug firmly to nose gear. See technical specs.

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.

Handle Ext.:
[Add $49.95]. 24" handle extension extends the handle to the operators level and provides greater leverage securing forks onto aircraft while standing. It eliminates the need to bend over to connect the fork to the aircraft. -- Click Here to see WITH and WITHOUT the Handle Extension

Snow tires:
[Add $99.95]. 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

If purchasing for an RV12 be sure to make a note in the comments box at checkout.
Fork locking mechanism action
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 53 lbs (24 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 Excellent Product September 1, 2021
    Reviewer: RV-7A Pilot from Mt Vernon, IA United States  
    The tug is very capable and removes the roadblock of moving my plane (RV-7A) back into its hanger. There are ramps over a 2” tall lip in front of hanger. Manually moving the plane was becoming a deterrent to flying. This tug eliminated this deterrent.  I’m a very satisfied customer and would recommend it to others.

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      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Vans Rv 6A November 5, 2020
    Reviewer: Richard Cain from Milford, NJ United States  
    It paid for itself the first time I used it !  So nice not to grunt and fart trying to get the bird back inside.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Excellent Product and Service February 13, 2020
    Reviewer: Lon Sobel from Santa Monica, CA United States  
    Completely satisfied. Before buying, I had a couple of questions. Left a phone message and got a return call in just an hour. During phone call, I asked for estimate of shipping and delivery dates. All answers were satisfactory, so I ordered. Actual shipment and delivery dates were earlier, by several days, than promised dates. Tug required some assembly. Online video made it easy and fun to do. Tug itself works great. With it, I can maneuver my plane up a shallow ramp and into hangar with ease. Also used tug to move plane a fair distance to a tie-down, while hangar doors were being repaired due to wind damage -- something I would have had to turn on engine to do, without the tug.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Works great on a Tecnam Astore May 23, 2019
    Reviewer: Danal Estes from Shady Shores, TX United States  
    EXCELLENT customer service.  The folks at Minimax helped select a tug for an aircraft, a Tecname Astore, that there are only about 25 of in the US.

    Turned out the forks on the tug were a little short.  ONE email, at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon, got a response in less than an hour.  They said "We will ship you long forks, and a return label...".  What GREAT service.

    With the long forks, the tug is outstanding.  Works a charm moving the airplane around.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Great product! September 24, 2013
    Reviewer: The Asole from Lyndonville, VT United States  
    Works exactly as advertised. I'm not the sharpest tack in the box as to design and operation of tools, but even I could operate it easily. Powerful too. Excellent cust. serv.

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