Part# 06-01620
MFR Model# WHLT-8
ItemPart No.
Matco 8" Full Swiveling Pneumatic Tire Tailwheel Assy.06-01620


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.
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Nice sturdy construction, looking forward to many years flying with it.

Jim P Verified Purchase


July 13, 2022

Looks good, not yet installed.

Rudy T Verified Purchase


June 16, 2022

Replaced the 1.5 with this 3 tailwheel on our BushCaddy R80. First impression out of the box, ..its beefy and certainly should provide better floatation. Like it!

Wilhelm T
January 7, 2021

Product was everything I expected. Mattie at the front desk was very knowledgeable. Shes a keeper and has a great personality

Bob D
November 3, 2020

Very nice tail wheel, put it on a kitfox 3.

Garland E
September 15, 2020

Your company handles goods purchased by customers, Instant processing power, Accurate, fast and very satisfied.

Jun Q
May 23, 2020

Works great. Thanks

Douglas R
August 25, 2019

Well finished tailwheel assembly. Works fine. Fit nicely in my Thatcher CX4

Ricardo V
May 23, 2018

I like the idea of a phonematic wheel for my tailwheel. I wanted one as small as I could get. A/S filled that order. The detent is a little stiff but I am sure it will work out just fine. The next item I want is a spare tube or two for this wheel.

Tom M
September 15, 2019

I have a Longez and bought this tire to go on a Grove 4 front leg tire. The tire comes with a saw tooth pattern which could potentially pick up small stones from the runway and flick them back into the propeller. The tire is tough, well made (in China) and would suit a tail wheel application but I wreally wanted a slick or a straight groove tire that will fit up into my Longez nosewheel bay. Can anyone assist???

Paul S
September 22, 2017


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Q: Is the tail wheel assembly ready to install or do I need to add other accessories?

Per the manufacturer, nothing else will be needed if the installed tail spring is 1-1/4 inch or 1-1/2 inch.

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: Part # 06-01260: does this have the smooth wide tire on it?

Yes, this has the smooth wide tire.

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.

Q: In the description you list part number WHLTWB-1 as an adapter for 1.75 wide springs, but why dont you sell this part? I cannot find it anywhere on your site.

We would have to special order in from Matco. Please contact our sales department for current price and lead time.

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