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Ground Support Tow Bar For Twin Piper

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Part# 13-01778
MFR Model# M-540-007


Two-section unit, fits Piper Twin Comanche, Apache, Aztec, and Navajo with 7/16" tow receptacles cast into nose gear strut.

Collapsible Length: 28"
Overall Length: 49.5"
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  • Collapsible Length: 28"
  • Overall Length: 49.5"


Fit the Piper Twin Comanche (PA-30) well. The lugs on the Twin Comanche are wider than the lugs on a Cherokee Six (PA-32), so my Cherokee Six towbar would not work. These pins are a tight fit into the nose wheel lugs, which is good. The cotter keys that prevent the towbar from slipping out of the lugs must be pulled and re-inserted manually unlike the Cherokee Six towbar spring loaded latches that I have. Overall, it is a good basic towbar.

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December 19, 2023

Bar would not fit in towing lugs on my 1959 Piper Twin-engine Apache! Could not be used. Manufacturer advised that they did not make one that would fit. Restocking fee and shipping both directions as well as cost should be refunded. Thanks.

Douglas C
January 6, 2020


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Q: Will this towbar work for a Piper Seneca?

This towbar will work for Piper Twin Comanche, Apache, Aztec and Navajo. For a Piper Seneca the manufacture recommends part number 13-02110.

Q: Will this fit a single engine Comanche?

If that has 7/16" tow receptacles cast into nose gear strut, it should work. Part # 13-01550 is also a good option for single engine Pipers.

Q: What is the distance between the two pins?

Per the manufacturer: There arent any pins on this towbar but the distance between the two hooks is 5-1/8".

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