Robotow Heavy Duty Cordless Towbar

Notes

Requires the use of an axle adapter

please allow up to two weeks for delivery

$1,445.00
$1,445.00

See notes for delivery time

Product ID: 10782-0A

The Robotow is a lightweight, portable, towbar—one person can easily move singles and heavy twins such as the Aztec, Baron, and Cessna 421. The aircraft moves when the Robotow's friction drum is held against the nose wheel. Heavy duty motor has been proven in commercial and military applications. A switch reverses direction instantly and a trigger on the pistol-grip handle controls the speed ensuring positive control. Take it with you too—weighs less than 30 pounds. Robotow comes with a unit...

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The Robotow is a lightweight, portable, towbar—one person can easily move singles and heavy twins such as the Aztec, Baron, and Cessna 421. The aircraft moves when the Robotow's friction drum is held against the nose wheel. Heavy duty motor has been proven in commercial and military applications. A switch reverses direction instantly and a trigger on the pistol-grip handle controls the speed ensuring positive control. Take it with you too—weighs less than 30 pounds. Robotow comes with a unit, battery (28 volt) and battery charger (115 v). Measures 48"l x 12"w. Attaches like any other towbar. Made in the USA.

Requires the use of an axle adapter. See Accessories below to purchase.

Note - Robotows work on the aircraft listed. If yours is not listed, please check with us before ordering at 1.513.735.9000.

Available for the following aircraft without wheel pants: CESSNA 150, 172, 175, 182, 182RG, 206, 210, 310, 337, 340, 401, 414, 421. PIPER Cherokee, Comanche, Apache, Twin Comanche, Aztec, Navajo, Tri-Pacer, Colt. BEECH Bonanza, Baron, Travelair, Debonair, Twin Bonanza, Queen Air, Duke, Trigear 18. AERO COMMANDER twins, 114B. Also BELLANCA, NAVION, RILEY, CAMAIR, T28.

Special Note: Will not work with Seneca, Arrow, Aerostar, Lance, Saratoga, Cherokee Six, Boeing 747, Malibu, Beech Sierra, Socata.
Reviews
3.8 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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Durability
4.4 / 5
Reliability
4.3 / 5
Performance
3.9 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.8 / 5
Value
3.6 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (6)
No (2)
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Poor performance
The crank is too long and so it can’t be fully deployed over the plane’s tow wheel which worries me that they will break with pressure of moving the plane. And they weren’t cheap.
May 24, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Robotow
This is my second one. The first one lasted 5 or 6 years. I have a Cessna 414A which ways over 6000 pounds and the Robotow handles it just fine, Thanks!
May 23, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
What, no wheels?
I just purchase this Robotow for my Mooney. I was Surprise that it was so heavy “30 lb”. I would think that the cost of the unit should at least include the wheels.
The unit really works great, even if the price Is outrageous.
February 28, 2019
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
It serves its purpose but can be a little rough on tire tread if not careful. I only gave three stars because prices seems a little steep for what you get. I would purchase again due to ease of use.
December 7, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Love my new Robotow!!
Due to some recent surgery, I am temporarily unable to push/pull my Skylane in and out of my hangar. Used my new Robotow for the first time today. It is slightly awkward getting it positioned. However, I am confident it will get easier with practice. One reviewer complained about damage to the tire. With minimal downward pressure, the drive wheel never slipped. Speed is easily controlled with the trigger. Once positioned in the hangar, I left it in place and put the battery on the charger leaving it ready for the next use. It is unlikely you would carry this in the plane due to size and weight, but you could. Selling the adapters separately seems silly. The unit seems pricey for what it is, but it is a solid built unit and far less expensive than anything else on the market.
November 16, 2018
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Not satisfied
Very disappointed in the robotow. Bought two and immediately sent them back. The knurled drum was grinding rubber off of the tire and my mechanic said I'd be replacing nose tires constantly. Not enough clearance on C172SP cowling.
April 10, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I had reservations upon order but, given the Sportys 30-day return policy, went ahead and gave it a try.

Keeping it.
December 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Robotow
The Robotow works well. Not easy to attach to plane but does the job when connected. Rather expensive for what you get.
September 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Does this tug work for a Cessna 177 RG? My aircraft is not listed as compatible but every other single engine Cessna is.
Turbo on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Also, buy the dolly. It would be a huge pain to carry around, and the dolly makes it so convenient to use...no lifting!
Will this work on a piper archer II? PA 28 181?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: As long as the Archer does not have wheel pants this will work.
will it work with a Cessna 120?
John K on Apr 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Robotow does not work with tailwheel aircraft.
Does it work with Bonanza A36 ?
A shopper on Apr 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the A36.
Will this towbar work with the cirrus vision jet?
C.T. S on Oct 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Per the manufacturer, this is not compatible with the Cirrus Vision Jet.
Will it work on a PC-12 ?
david17500 on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Robotow does not list the PC-12 as a compatible aircraft.
i have landis nosefork with 7:00 nosewheel. will this work? c-182
A shopper on Sep 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend you contact Robotow to ensure compatibility. 1.800.874.4702.
How much of an incline going up to a T Hangar, will it handle. Does it have the torque to push a 172/175 up a moderate incline?
george g on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we've moved airplanes as big as a Piper Aztec up a pretty decent incline.
Will this work with a 1975 Piper Navajo PA31?
Richard R on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, please ensure you order the adapter for your specific aircraft. The adapter is $135.00 in addition to the robotow.
Will this work with a Cessna 210?
Jolanda J on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Robotow makes an adapter for the 210.
will the tug work in my Cessna 172 ?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Robotow has an adapter for the 172.
Will the Robotow work with a diamond da40 ?
Dennis B on Feb 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The DA-40 is not listed as a compatible aircraft.
Will it work on a saratoga ?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer does not list the Saratoga as a compatible aircraft on their website. I would call their support at 800. 574.4702 to verify if the Robotow is compatible.
Can this work on a C310?..would I need an adapter?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the C310 and requires an adapter. The adapter is an additional $135.00.
I have a 1977 Mooney M20J. Will this work and which adapter will I need?
Barbara A on Dec 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The specific product for the Mooney is item 22061.
what axle adapter do you order for a cessna 337 ??
Gerry on Nov 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Robotow does offer an adapter for the Cessna 337. Please place the order online for the Rrobotow and adapter. We will have to place a special order for the adapter. Please mark the order attn: Eric C or call 513-735-9000 and ask for me.
Has anyone used this tow with a Beechcraft Sundowner / Musketeer?
Max U on Sep 19, 2017
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