GoTow Drill Powered Tow Bar

$1,695.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 10296A

An aircraft tug doesn’t have to weigh a ton, nor cost a ton. This innovative, drill-powered tug is constructed with lightweight aluminum. The operator stands on a platform, providing the needed weight for the drive wheel, while a heavy-duty drill (sold separately) provides the power needed to move your airplane. The steerable wheel makes it easy to maneuver in tight places.

Features:

  • Works with most Cessna and Cirrus aircraft without additional adapters
  • Easy steering...
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An aircraft tug doesn’t have to weigh a ton, nor cost a ton. This innovative, drill-powered tug is constructed with lightweight aluminum. The operator stands on a platform, providing the needed weight for the drive wheel, while a heavy-duty drill (sold separately) provides the power needed to move your airplane. The steerable wheel makes it easy to maneuver in tight places.

Features:

  • Works with most Cessna and Cirrus aircraft without additional adapters
  • Easy steering, no need to lift or slide the tow unit
  • Uses your body weight for down force on the drive wheel
  • Adjustable height and width to accommodate different aircraft
  • Flat-free tire won’t mark up your hangar floor and never needs air
  • Made in the USA

Two carrying handles make positioning and attaching the GoTow easy. Two wheels on the back of the platform allow you to roll the GoTow to and from the nose wheel.

 

Specifications:

  • Drill Requirements: 18V or greater cordless drill with ½” chuck capacity
  • Typical Tow Speed: 12 ft/min with drill on low, 42 ft/min with drill on high
  • Max User Weight: 270 lbs.
  • Max Airplane Weight: 3600 lbs.
  • Weight of GoTow (without drill): 30 lbs.

 

Compatible Aircraft with included lug tubes:

  • Cirrus SR20, SR22
  • Cessna 150, 152, 162, 172, 175, 177,
  • Cessnas without wheel pants: 182, 185, 205, 206, 207
  • Beechcraft Musketeer, Sport, Sierra, Sundowner
  • Vans RV6A, RV7A, RV8A, RV9A, 
  • Piper Tomahawk

 

Compatible Aircraft with optional adapter set (sold separately):

  • Cessna 172RG, 177RG, 182RG, 210 series
  • Beechcraft Bonanza, Skipper
  • Lancair 400, Columbia 400, Cessna TTX
  • General Nose Wheels with approximately 0.84” hole diameter or 1.125” hole diameter or 0.25” diameter pins.

 
*Please note due to this item's size, manner of use, and assembly instructions, once it is assembled, if you need to return the item there will be a restocking fee no greater than 20% of the purchase price.  

Reviews
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Reliability
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Ease Of Use
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Value
2.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No (3)
Yes (1)
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
‘This tow machine would Barely move the 700 lb flight design we used to have
We 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, 2020
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Constant wheel spin
First 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, 2020
Response from Sporty's Pilot Shop
Thank 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, 2020
Doug R
Great Functional Buy
This 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, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
It 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, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from Sporty's Pilot Shop
Thank 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, 2019
Doug R
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
GoTow
Works 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, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
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WILL IT FIT A GRUMMAN AA5-B TIGER?
KENNETH K on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is not available at this time.
Will it tow a Bonanza G36 (max gross 4,000#)?
Ray C on May 9, 2019
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?
Lee B on Aug 10, 2019
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 ?
John on Apr 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not fold up. I would recommend looking at the Robotow
Will this unit work with wheel covers?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can work with wheel pants.
Are you planning to offer an adapter for AA5B Grumman?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2020
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?
ALBERTO CARDOSO P on Nov 12, 2019
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?
A shopper on Oct 28, 2019
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?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2019
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?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2019
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??
Larry on Oct 21, 2019
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 ? Brian
BRIAN S on Oct 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the 206.
Will this work with a Cessna TTX?
Dave K on Oct 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the TTX.
will this work on a c310L and what about contaminated ramps,
water, snow?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will not work with a 310L.
Will this work for piper Dakota ?
9176812205 on Jul 15, 2019
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?
Nicolas on Jun 4, 2019
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?
A shopper on May 13, 2019
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?
Eric S on Apr 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should be able to move the aircraft over that lip.
Is there an adapter for the RV-10?
Randy R on Apr 27, 2019
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?
Steve D on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is not available at this time.
Can it be used on a 2012 Tecnam Light Sport P2008?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is not available at this time.
Does it work with a Robinson R44?
Jorge A on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not compatible.
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