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iTowBot Standard Model No APU

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Part# 13-05252
MFR Model# TB1000


The iTowBot's loading sequence is as easy as driving the unit directly under the nosewheel of your aircraft. The iTowbot is engineered so that when the aircraft loads, the weight of the loaded aircraft does not inhibit its zero-turn capability. This allows the operator to articulate the aircraft in a manner that places it ahead of all other towing equipment. Releasing the aircraft is just as easy. A foot-operated release allows the operator to unlock the swivel carriage and merely back out from beneath the nosewheel. Now the operator can simply drive the unit back to its spot in the tugging, pushing or rolling up extension cords required! Trace TowBots offers a precision, ruggedly built towing machine that will allow the user to position aircraft in close quarters with ease. The iTowBot has the ability to rotate the aircraft inside of its own wingspan. With its hybrid zero-turn capability and fully-articulating self-locking carriage, turn limits of the aircraft nose wheel cannot be exceeded. The powerful 24VDC motors are regulated for smooth starts and stops while delivering the power you need to put your aircraft asset out on the ramp or back in the hangar. The iTowBot was specifically designed to provide adequate distance for the operator to tow an aircraft while stepping back to visually clear the areas around the aircraft. The operator should exercise caution in selecting the vantage point from which to operate the iTowBot. This is a picture of the nosewheel strut damage caused by exceeding the turn limits with a conventional tug. This cannot happen with the iTowBot, since the front wheel remains stationery while the iTowBot is free to turn through 360. With its hybrid zero-turn capability and fully-articulating self-locking carriage, turn limits of the aircraft nose wheel cannot be exceeded. The DX2.0 transmitter is designed to provide bulletproof 2.4 GHz spread spectrum radio link. With the DX2.0 DSM system there are no worries of frequency clip or radio interference from noisy motors or no reason to be concerned that someone may turn on a radio on your channel. The unit is user-friendly and offers many features and functions that the operator may desire. The receiver is bound to the transmitter at our facility prior to shipment so that the receiver will only recognize its specific transmitter that comes with your iTowBot. During the binding process, the motor fail safe positions are also set to further provide another level of safety.
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  • Measures 38" Wide x 46" Long x 12"
  • High Powerful Reversible 24 Volt DC Motors
  • Rugged Steel Construction
  • Powder-Coated Frame
  • Virtually Zero Maintenance
  • Easy Ergonomic Remote Control Handset
  • Max Towing Speed 1.7 Feet Per Second
  • Overvoltage Thermally Protected
  • Tows Aircraft up to 15,000+ Pounds Gross Weight
  • Trouble Free Cast Iron Rims with Non-Marking Moldon Wheels
  • Solid State Heavy Duty Fully Articulating Motor Control
  • Hybrid Zero Turn Capability about Stationary Nosewheel
  • Built in Interference Protection Featuring Spektrum's New 2.4 Ghz Technology Equipped with Solid State Battery Charger/Maintainer
  • Also available with built-in 24V Auxiliary Power Plug (APU) & Power Cord

Model Differences

    iTowBot is powered by 24 volts, capable of towing a 15,000 lb gross weight aircraft. Standard model comes with Standard Single Wheel Carriage. Carriage Swivels as well as iTowBot. Compatible with Options: TB8100, TB8200, TB8300

    The iTowBot is now available with a built-in 24-Volt Auxiliary Power Plug and Power Cord for starting aircraft or running accessories on the ramp or in the hangar. Compatible with Options: TB8100, TB8200, TB8300


November 29, 2017


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: How does the iTowbot handle hangar tracks and other obstacles? It does not appear to have much clearance.

This will have a 4" ground clearance.

Q: What does the iTowbot weigh and what are the dimensions? I need to be able to load it into my luggage area.

Per supplier: This will weigh 625lbs and it is about the size of a pallet.

Q: How to control? Wired or wireless? Any video available?

The iTowBot is controlled wirelessly by a Spektrum DX2S remote. There is no camera on the device so it must be operated a safe location where you can see the iTowBot.

Q: Would the iTowbots standard be ok for Cessna citation 501?

Yes, per the manufacturer it will work.

Q: What type battery does the standard model use and how many?

They use two unit specific batteries and they are included with the unit.

Q: Can the iTowBot be used for tailwheel aircraft, such as a 6 inch diameter Scott tailwheel tire?

Per Vendor: "Yes, it can be used for a tailwheel aircraft. We do sell an insert that installs in the single wheel carriage."

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