This manual tow bar has heavy-duty solid rubber 8-inch wide tread wheels and will move most tail-draggers up to 2,000 lbs. and tail wheel tires up to 10 inches in diameter. Options Available: 3rd Wheel for heavier ships, and RV tail wheel lift pin. Manual Dragger Loading Sequences Tail-Dragger Dragger Features:
Will fit Almost Any Aircraft
Tail Wheel Stays In Trailing Position
Lifting Pins Grip and Lift Tail Wheel
Maneuver In Any Direction
Operator Has Good View Of Wingtips
Didnt fit my tailwheel well at all. My patio hangar floor is unimproved and the tailwheel keeps slipping out of the guides. Since my floor is not paved, the wheels are not wide enough and tend to sink in the ground. I can modify it to make it work, but I am not happy with it. Plus, it would be better if you pushed down to lift the tailwheel instead of lifting up....
I have owned the original tail dragger dragger for 19 years. This new version has improvements over the original, but the original has served me well. I needed a second one for my other hangar. Well made and simple to assemble. Works great moving my C-170.
I used to have one of this for my Christen Eagle. Compared to the one I had (bought in 2010), this one features 1 improvement and 1 issue - Improvement: the number of holes to set the pins has been increased and therefore it will fit pretty much every tail wheel size (in the old one, I had to drill a hole to have the right position for the pin, for the aviation prod. tail wheel) - The plate attached at the wheel axis is to wide and will touch the ground, while towing my plane (zlin 50 with russian tailwheel, same as SUK). Suggestion: I installed the handle as it is shown in the figure but I will rotate it 180 deg, basically with the U facing the ground and not the sky (as the picture is showing). In my opinion it will help.
Easy assembly and does the job for my RV-8. I had one of these before using it for an RV-6. I think the design must have changed a little bit because the solid plate at the bottom now occasionally scrapes over the ground if there is a slight undulation and I dont lift the handle high enough. I included the 3rd RV pin with the order but I really dont see why that is necessary. I dont use it and I dont see how it could make it better
Works like a charm. Fast shipping by Spruce.
Will not tow my Cub easily. I have to pick up tail and drop it on the dragger. If I maneuver the dragger around the tailwheel the cotter pins rub the ground and pop out. Always fiddling with the dragger to make it comply. Itâs a pain and Iâm very dissatisfied with it.
4 Stars because I havent used it yet. Plane is in the Avionics Shop getting a Garmin GTX 335, AOA and a back up VOR installed. Recommended to me by the Ferry Pilot, he has two taildraggers. Easy to assemble, sturdy, large wheels to get over hanger door tracks, and been around for years.
I have been using this device for several years. It does not scoop up the tail wheel as I was led to believe. I have to lift the tail and drop the wheel onto the dragger. Afer that, it is easy to pull the plane back into the parking spot.
I received my unit as a gift and immediately put it to work. It works great. It easily adjusts to fit different size wheels if needed. I am very happy with this product and would highly recommend it to others.
Bought for a searey but had to heavily modify to work at all. If you only need to turn a view degrees works ok. I would return if I had not damaged it.
Per the vendor, it will work with that tail wheel set up.
Yes it will work with a solid 5" tail wheel.