Accessories

September 1999 Issue

Tugs and Tows

A tug is an alternative to busting a gut pushing back into the hangar. Skyline’s Nose Dragger and PowerTow are top picks.

The first time I pushed my Mooney up a slight incline into the hangar, I was certain someone would eventually find my lifeless body slumped over the nosewheel.

For us middle-aged guys, shoving even a light airplane around by hand can be a strain. If you own an airplane that either weighs more than 2000 pounds or one that lives in a hangar, you’ve thought about a hangar tug.

We thought these were specialty items but at least nine companies make hangar tugs or tows of some kind. (Some of these are heavy duty jet-capable equipment, which we’ll largely ignore for the purposes of this article.) The good news is that competition seems to have dictated that the smaller tugs and tows work...

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