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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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    Quote Originally Posted by FASTFRED View Post
    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

    How much was it? I looked at their site: aero-tow.com and it didnt show a cost.

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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
    Tucson, Az.

    Where "Sandy Beech" has landed.

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    Marty:
    How about pulling on the NLG with a winch tail first? I saw somewhere on the BAC postings where a guy had a hand tow bar that had an extra piece behind the nose wheel to which he attached a winch and pulled the AC backwards by the NLG. He had a handle on the "front" side that he used to steer and a deadman switch. I agree, the tail hook method is a setup for disaster.


    Rap


    Quote Originally Posted by mvanover View Post
    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.

    Rap McBurney
    N8786

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