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    Powered Towbar/Tug

    Fellow Rodent Warriors:

    Does anyone know where to purchase a used Tug or a powered towbar for
    a "reasonable" price???

    N6008U just arrived at her new home and the last 10 feet to push her
    into her new home is decidedly UPHILL!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks,
    Gene McPherson
    Magnolia, AR
    Last edited by Clinderman; 08-27-2014 at 08:26 AM. Reason: c.t.

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    I'm in the market for a powered tug also.

    What are people using for their Sundowners.

    Thanks.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster353 View Post
    I'm in the market for a powered tug also.

    What are people using for their Sundowners.

    Thanks.

    Steve
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYXYS0cXEYA
    Look on youtube , The motow is designed only for Sierras, Sundowners, & Musketeers. It will not fit any other airplane, which accounts for it simplicity of construction and light weight. See one in operation on you tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYXYS0cXEYA

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    For the best, simplest, lightest, easiest to use, dependable, no maintenance, click on.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYXYS0cXEYA

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwolfjm View Post
    For the best, simplest, lightest, easiest to use, dependable, no maintenance, click on.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYXYS0cXEYA

    I know this topic is months old, but are these still for sale? Pushing and pulling my Sundowner in and out of the hangar is getting old.

    If not, are there any other options? Perhaps something I could hookup to a golf cart or riding mower?

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    You can always attach an electric winch to the back of the hanger, and pull it in that way. That would probably be the least expensive.

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    I purchased an aero-tow (Aero-Tow's E200) for my Sundowner about 6mos ago and have several friends in Alaska that use them and we are all pleased.
    fred

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    DO NOT attempt to pull the airplane in the hangar with a winch. Check your POH under Handling, Service & Maintenance. Mine has a CAUTION in Ground Handling to "..... not attempt to tow the airplane backwards by the tie-down ring." It is there for a very good reason, it is possible to permanently retire your airplane during such operations.
    Marty Vanover
    Oro Valley, Az.
    Sierra N65128

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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    Marty, I put my Sierra in the hangar prop first. Would this be acceptable to pull it in front ways by the nose gear?
    Mike Nielsen
    McCook, NE
    Sierra N9164S

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    Mike, pulling your plane nose first by a winch would be no different than pulling it around nose first with a tractor... pull away, that's what I say. If you have an extra winch send it this way, I've got about an 80 foot push on dirt/grass.

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