3.0 / 5.05 ReviewsDurability4.0 / 5Reliability4.0 / 5Performance2.0 / 5Ease Of Use2.5 / 5Value2.2 / 5Would You Recommend?No (3)Yes (1)Durability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?No‘This tow machine would Barely move the 700 lb flight design we used to haveWe bought this unit asking if we could return if it did not work! We’re told yes within 30 days, “no restocking fee mentioned” just bring it back with all the packing, which we did.
We were charged over 300 dollars and had it 3 days total. We will not deal with sports again!
This unit would not move the Cessna 182 on level concrete. Miniature tire would just spin with a 230 lb on the platform. Very unhappy buyer, never again, unless they would give us this so-called restocking fee.June 14, 2020Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoConstant wheel spinFirst I would like to applaud the engineering that went into the design. Well built... But, unfortunately the ability to move my RV-7A was marginal and it failed to move it at all on the slightest of inclines. My hanger has an asphalt entry with a very slight incline and I’m not a small guy 200lbs on the step, but the drive wheel lacked traction (Dry pavement) and would spin, so I know the drill motor had plenty of torque. When I tried it on my RV-10 it failed to move it on anything but perfectly level pavement. as the demo showed towing the Cirrus. I was hopeful but had to return it for a refund.April 10, 2020Response from Sporty's Pilot ShopThank you for the review. Make sure the rear wheels are not touching the ground. Having all of your weight on the main wheel is essential to getting traction.April 10, 2020Doug RGreat Functional BuyThis tow works extremely well on a grade that I can barely push with a full fuel load. I have wasted my time on a series of tows that are comparably priced but won’t fit the large size tires I have on my Cessna 206 despite marketing to the contrary. The two speeds with a separate drill and the chain drive are perfect for fitting a tight hangar. The weight is super light and balanced. I was worried about traction but it has great traction on pavement and cement. Steering is awkward but when you steer wrong just pick up the tow’s tire and reset it. This is an excellent value well worth the price.September 16, 2019Purchased
10 months agoPerformance1 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoIt doesn’t fit!After calling before I purchased it, I was assured that it would fit my 1965 Skylane. After assembly and following the directions, it didn’t fit. And there was no easy fix. I called Sportys again and was again told that it would fit. Sorry, but it doesn’t. The arms are 7 inches too short. $114.00 to ship it back! Sportys offered no help with shipping. Never again.May 21, 2019Purchased
1 year agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopThank you for the review. The manufacturer has updated the design of the GoTow to accommodate aircraft with higher wheelpants. It will now fit Cessna 182 aircraft with wheelpants. Note: The return shipping was promptly refunded.June 26, 2019Doug RDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGoTowWorks as described. Hard to back plane up. Need practice. Won't go over 1" tracks. Need small ramp to help. Plenty of torque. Chain sprocket on wheel should be smaller for more speed. Inertia would help getting over tracks.May 12, 2019Purchased
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Browse 22 questions Browse 22 questions and 24 answersWILL IT FIT A GRUMMAN AA5-B TIGER?BEST ANSWER: It is not available at this time.Will it tow a Bonanza G36 (max gross 4,000#)?BEST ANSWER: Max Airplane Weight: 3600 lbs. Note that the max weight is empty weight, so the Bonanza probably weighs less than 4,000 when you're towing it. The GoTow should work, although not if you need to push it up a steep slope.Are you working on an adapter for a 182 with wheel pants?BEST ANSWER: I was just informed that the GoTow includes the connection for the 182 with wheel pants.Will this unit fit in the luggage compartment of a C 182 ?BEST ANSWER: No, it does not fold up. I would recommend looking at the RobotowWill this unit work with wheel covers?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can work with wheel pants.Are you planning to offer an adapter for AA5B Grumman?BEST ANSWER: The unit should work with the AA5B without an adapter.Is this Robtow compatible with T206H Cessna with oversize nose gear fitei with panos?BEST ANSWER: Robotow lists the 206 as a compatible aircraft. I would recommend that you contact Robotow at 800-874-4702 to discuss your specific aircraft.Would this work with a Piper Arrow?BEST ANSWER: Yes, but you would need an adapter for the Piper. We do not carry the adapter. Please call me at 513.735.9100 ext 316.Will it work on a Mooney?BEST ANSWER: Yes, providing the Mooney has the standard pins for a tow bar.will this work with a Jabiru 230D - front wheel pant with standard pins for tow bar?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with standard pins.I see a recent answer to question of whether it will work with Cessna 206 with wheel pant on nose wheel.... the answer was “yes” but did not explicitly say it would work with a wheel pant on the nose wheel.... and I have the larger C206 tires.... can you confirm it will work on my C-T206H airplane which has wheel pants on all three wheels??BEST ANSWER: If the 206 has pins at the top for connecting a tow bar then the GoTow will work.Will it work with a 206 with wheel pants or is there an available adapter ? BrianBEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the 206.Will this work with a Cessna TTX?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the TTX.will this work on a c310L and what about contaminated ramps,
water, snow?BEST ANSWER: It will not work with a 310L.Will this work for piper Dakota ?BEST ANSWER: Currently, it will not. we are working on getting an adapter that will allow it to work with the Gotow.Is there an adapter for the piper Comanche?BEST ANSWER: We do not currently have an adapter. We do expect that we will have one in a couple of months. Please watch are website.Will it push a c206 up a slight incline?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should, but We have not used it with the 206.I have a 3/4” lip from the ramp to the hanger floor, the demo film looked impressive, but could it push a AG5B Tiger up and over the lip?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should be able to move the aircraft over that lip.Is there an adapter for the RV-10?BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is an adapter for the RV-10.I have a 2006 Lancair Columbia 350. Does this tug work on my aircraft?BEST ANSWER: It is not available at this time.Can it be used on a 2012 Tecnam Light Sport P2008?BEST ANSWER: It is not available at this time.Does it work with a Robinson R44?BEST ANSWER: No, it is not compatible.
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