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Matco Single Arm Tailwheels

From $31.75 to $409.00
Item Part No. Price Buy
Matco Solid Rubber Tire Tailwheel Assy.
06-01615
$263.95
Quantity
Replacement Tire (Solid Rubber) for T-6
06-00004
$125.75
Quantity
Matco 6" Pnuematic Tailwheel Assy.
06-00831
$308.00
Quantity
Matco 6" Pneumatic Tire & Tube
06-00832
$31.75
Quantity
Matco 8" Full Swiveling Pneumatic Tire Tailwheel Assy.
06-01620
$365.00
Quantity
Matco 8" Pneumatic Wide Tailwheel Assy.
Overall length of 12.51". Max fully splayed arms is 9.29" and overall height is 15.7". Weight 8lbs
06-01361
$409.00
Quantity
McCreary Replacement 8" Tire 2.80/2.50-4 4PLY
06-08000
$72.85
Quantity
McCreary Replacement Tube 8" 280 x 250 x 4
06-08101
$36.50
Quantity
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Overview

Matco tailwheels use a fiberglass reinforced nylon wheel with an operating load of 450 lbs. It takes over 5000 lbs to fail the wheel and it will hold up in the most rigorous conditions. Can be used with 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" leaf spring. These tailwheels are steerable, and are available with a 6 inch hard rubber solid tire or with 8" Shin pneumatic tire and tube for heavier aircraft. Tailwheel construction is anodized aluminum. Weight: 5 lbs. NOTE: The 7" tire comes in gray.

Reviews

Excellent quality

Hs N Verified Purchase

TUBE 280 X 250 X 4

October 27, 2022

I have about three hours on them now and they work great.

Michael S Verified Purchase

TIRE 2.80/2.50-4 4PLY

September 28, 2022

Great to have a supplier who has inventory on hand at a fair price so we can “keep ‘em flying”

Merle B Verified Purchase

TIRE 2.80/2.50-4 4PLY

September 27, 2022

Mission accomplished! Right product on time!

Merle B Verified Purchase

TUBE 280 X 250 X 4

September 27, 2022

Magaero L Verified Purchase

MATCO REPLACEMENT WHEEL & TIRE FOR T-6

September 17, 2022

Magaero L Verified Purchase

MATCO TIRE & TUBE FOR WHLT-6P

September 17, 2022

This is a decent tire, but they wear pretty fast. The Chineseuim rubber only lasted 1 year/75 hours before 90% of the tread was gone. Tire was used on a PA12.

J S Verified Purchase

TIRE 2.80/2.50-4 4PLY

September 14, 2022

Good

Pawel M Verified Purchase

TUBE 280 X 250 X 4

August 12, 2022

Good

Pawel M Verified Purchase

TIRE 2.80/2.50-4 4PLY

August 12, 2022

Magaero L Verified Purchase

MATCO WHLT-6P 6" PNEU TAILWHL

August 4, 2022

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: What tool is recommended for changing a tire on tailwheel part number 06-00831?

The wheel is a two piece wheel and does not require any special tool for mounting the tire. You would split the rim in two pieces by disassembling the "insert" into the tire. The wheel tie bolts are AN-3 bolts so 3/8" hex heads.

Q: Is the Matco WHLT-6P 6" Pneumatic Tailwheel (part # 06-00831) full swivel?

This wheel incorporates a geometric release mechanism that allows the wheel to caster after reaching a |steered angle of 40 degrees. This allows the tail wheel assembly to be steerable and full swiveling and provides easy installation with variant spring tension.

Q: Will replacement tire part # 06-00004 fit on part # 06-00831 assembly?

Yes, the solid tire and wheel assembly can replace the pneumatic tire and wheel assembly.

Q: Will replacement tire part # 06-08000 and Tube 06-08101 fit on part # 06-01361 assembly?

Per the assembly drawing provided under the overview description, it uses a 2.80/2.50-4 tire, so the 06-08000 tire and 06-08101 tube would fit this unit.

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