(2) 10" diameter heavy duty flat free wheels and fits LSA thru Stearman.
The use of this tow bar is designed for door lips, door tracks, grass/turf and packed gravel. PICKER-1A now has an ergonomically engineered handlebar.
The Baby Bush PICKER-1A is for tail-dragger/conventional gear aircraft and has 100% fully adjustable Picker-Pins on ((1)) side only. This PICKER is intended for tail wheels up to 6-inches wide and up to 15-inches in diameter. Those dimensions just mentioned exceed the size of a 500 x 5.0 nose wheel.
Some tail dragger aircraft have 500 x 5.0 nose wheels installed as their tail wheels.
This towbar must be used for aircraft with over 10 inches of ground clearance FWD of the tail wheel. The PICKER you see here is a rugged built and powder coated tail dragger tow-bar made with heavy duty materials and hardware.
A benefit of the design truly enables the pilot or ground crew to literally make an infinite number of adjustments to ensure a perfect fit every single time for a multitude of aircraft with tail wheels.
The Baby Bush PICKER-1A can even be quickly dialed-in by hand using NO TOOLS most of the time. You can adjust the location of the tail wheel anywhere. This is very likely one of the simplest universal 2-wheeled tow-bars out there.
Will the Tail Wheel jump out of the tow bar when I pull my airplane up a slight incline into my hangar?A:
No, simply adjust the pins so that your tire sinks down deep into the nest area just enough so that your tail wheel does not fall thru just like the directions strongly indicate and you will be more than fine. However, if you have an unusually steep or odd condition, be sure to contact us just to make sure there's not a problem.
What's the main difference between the -1 & -2 for the tail wheel?A:
Simple, the -2 is a wider unit, hosting Picker pins on both the left & right side of the frame instead of just one side like the -1. This gives you the ability to have (2) set-ups for multiple aircraft in one hangar and therefore Pick up any combination of two tail wheel sizes without making any further adjustments.
Do I need the -2 for heavier airplanes?A:
Nope..., The team designed it so that does not matter.
I used something like yours years ago and my tail wheel slipped out when I turned my airplane at almost a 90 degree turn... can yours overcome that problem?A:
Yep, now you can make a simple adjustment that fits your own personal preference and that problem goes away for ever.
You advertise that you Powder Coat the products, will it scratch...?A:
Yes, but it's harder and more durable than any "paint" you could ever apply, and it looks fantastic.
I just don't get it... How can this little tow bar handle a 450 Stearman bi-plane...?A:
Trust us, it's all in the way the design was engineered. We recommend...: " a flat hard surface " for these extreme situations.
(1) Are you comming out with more products than just these? (2) even powered ones? (3) if so when...?A:
(1) Yes, (2) Yes, (3) don't know for sure, but the R&D team is working on it all the time
Why are your prices generally lower....?A:
Well at first glance you may think we are just trying to "under-cut" our competitors. However... the truth is, we have a very unique and low operating cost which affords us to pass the savings onto you, and we are happy to do that. No worries, our products meet, &/or exceed the competitors quality standards.
Are all of your products patented?A:
My tail wheel works fine on my plane but it's really worn and I know it's not the size that it once was. my question is... will your towbar still work? Because some don't.A:
Yes, that's the advantage of our product..., it never again matters how new or old or worn the tire is anymore.... It Will " FIT " and you have the control of the fit in how you want it to. You can now " DIAL IT IN " the way you want.
The name " Tow Bar " makes me think of a device only for towing..., Can these products be used for pushing as wellA:
Yes, absolutely both pushing & pulling
We have a very large hangar with an RV3, RV9, new CUB with a baby bush tire, a Globe/Temco Swift, a PT-17 Stearman plus a WACO. Our question has left everyone we've talked to so far scratching their heads... Q: is it even remotely possible to purchase only one "low cost" standard tow bar for all of these unique aircraft..? So far we've not been able to find anything on the market..., Can you help us...?A:
Yes..., your answer to this tough question is now very simple. Purchase the infamous PICKER-2. Yep, this awesome tow bar has now "Set The Bar" for the industry with price & performance, and we intend on keeping it that way. This beauty will do the trick. Our -2 has been uniquely engineered by a former tail-dragger pilot and tool designer for handling this challenging situation, and others as well. There was a VOID in the market, so we decided fill it.
Will your PICKER's fit a Ryan PT-22 Recruit WAR-BIRD..?A:
Yes, just see the last couple pictures in the gallery or click the gallery arrows on the LEFT side of the window.
WHY a dual wheel PICKER...?A:
Simple, over the years I have spoke with thousands of pilots and you wouldn't believe how many deal with less than perfect conditions just trying to push their planes out of the hangar..., when I asked them what they would prefer..., all of them basically described the BUSH PICKER-2B, so I thought it should be available to own.
How many sizes of tail wheels will this fit...?A:
Oh my, where do I begin... Okay, let's just say for a powered taildragger aircraft that you can get into and fly..., my answer would be... the smallest available up to a 15-inch "diameter" / 6-inch "wide" tire (left to right). They can even handle a 450 horse power Stearman as well which can weigh about 4,000 pounds or more. So, that pretty much covers most aircraft in general aviation.
Just get it..., this PICKER is more adjustable and fits better than anything else on the entire aviation tow bar market bar none. My buddy has one, I tried it, DONE! hit their website on the spot and ordered it right then.
This might look like just another towbar but it is not. The PICKERs are very special. I had no idea how adjustable my Picker was until I made it fit my tail wheel. Other ones just dont work for me. For the nest where the tailwheel goes I can adjust the width away from the Picker frame, the width of my tire, how far back from the axle my tail wheel goes for leverage and reach... this purchase turned out to be a real no brainer. My recommendation is this, get the PICKERs, the quality is top notch too.
Our tail dragger group at the airport decided that the PICKERS are top dog. Take it for what it worth. -Bill